The aim of the partnership “Cybersecurity Smart Regions” is to develop interregional cooperation in order to:
- create synergies among the existing specialized regions in cybersecurity
- facilitate the development of EU cybersecurity value chain
- address the challenges that hamper commercialisation of existing and new products and services in Europe
- foster business investment on cybersecurity.
National and regional authorities and representatives from the quadruple helix involved in this partnership have already developed a wide range of activities supporting cybersecurity development. Indeed, strengthening cyber local ecosystems in Europe has a fundamental role in structuring the still “young” European sector.
In this context, this partnership aims to foster cooperation between already existing mature ecosystems which has defined cybersecurity as a priority of their Strategy for Smart Specialisation (S3).
Developing the cybersecurity sector and providing mechanisms for regions to cooperate and engage industry, academia and end-users is forefront to the success of this partnership and of the EU as a whole.