CIAOTECH S.r.l., Skysoft Portugal, Software e Tecnologias de Informação, S. A. SESM consortium, CINI consortium, Departement of Computer Science and System Engineering (DIS) of University of Naples FEDERICO II, Technische Universität München, INNOSTART Nemzeti Üzleti és Innovációs Központ Alapítvány, Honeywell, spol. s r.o., Instituto Nacional de Tecnica Aeroespacial, Fundación para el Conocimiento madri+d, Schiphol Group NV - Amsterdam Schiphol Airport, ELSAG Datamat S.p.a.
The OSMOSIS project target is to foster the involvement of SMEs in the security technology supply chain, facilitating the collaboration between SMEs and the key stakeholders in the European Security domain (System Integrators, End Users and technology providers). The project activities will create a nurturing environment for the involvement of SMEs in the overall Security Market, through a set of services including:
- The identification of untapped market potentials in the technology security market supply chain;
- Contact and generation of commitment of large organisations in favouring the involvement of SMEs in
the Security technology supply chain, including the involvement in joint R&D actions;
- The creation of databases of qualified SMEs that will create “meta-clusters” where Large Enterprises
could identify partners for their engineering and/or R&D projects
- Full support to SMEs (awareness creation, information and specific services) to favour their
involvement in the security supply chain, and
- Dissemination and networking events to create a collaborative environment among key stakeholders.
The proposed project is based on the following pillars:
- The Project Consortium comprising Private and Public Technology Transfer organisations, Large
Enterprises involved in the Security Technological Supply Chain, Research Centres and SMEs. The
leading position, at worldwide level, of Large Industries involved will assure the project with the
concrete support, experience and interest in finding, identifying and integrating in the supply chain
hidden capabilities favouring their exploitation and Europeanization. The Technology Transfer
Organization will apply their specific know how in the field (deriving from several actions carried out in
the Security sector) and the methodology developed on purpose for properly identifying organizations (mainly SMEs) helping them accessing market opportunities. Noteworthy is also the presence of an end user such as an international airport which will give the project precious guidelines on the security needs and trends. Academic partners will give various insights on technologies, helping also in the definition of meta-cluster of organisations, and stimulate the participation in joint RTD projects yielding the benefit of all stakeholders.
- The project’s innovative approach based on the involvement of Large Organizations that will be
engaged in supporting the involvement of SMEs in the security supply chain; the project’s approach will provide Large Organisations with: 1) the competitiveness improvement of their Ecosystem 2) the
capability of benefit from SMEs innovations, and 3) Corporate Social Responsibility objectives.
- Optimisation of public-funded and private-funded initiatives in security: the project will exploit
and create synergies with EC funded initiatives and private driven actions where the project partners are directly involved, such as:
- The activities carried out within the EC funded project “Secure Force”, aimed at favouring SMEs in
realising Research and Development activities in the Security domain.
- The Support Action “Globe”, financed by the Security work programme, aimed at defining the best
route to achieve a global border secure environment.
- The EUGA (European Grants Advisory project), the largest European private driven initiative (counting on more than 3.000 SMEs supported) aimed at supporting SMEs in their innovation projects throughout Europe.
- The connection with other relevant initiatives such as the Aeroportal project, funded by the European Commission Aeronautic program (aimed at stimulating SMEs in their aeronautic research), and the SHARE initiative (SA funded on ICT programme, where two of the OSMOSIS partners are present) which has among its objectives to stimulate SMEs in the usage of Open Source Software for Mission
Critical (security oriented) Applications.