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Consortium

SMEs and Mid-caps:
37%
Research & Technologies Organizations (RTO):
26%
Industrial labs:
30%
Academic labs:
7%

Name: ICCS – Institute of Communication and Computer Systems

Website: https://www.iccs.gr/

Country: Greece

Brief description: ICCS, the Institute of Communication and Computer Systems, established in 1989, is a non-profit Academic Research Body focused on applied Research and Development in telecommunications, computer systems and their application in a variety of research themes. ICCS is linked to the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) and in particular with the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE). ICCS comprises over 50 labs and research groups, dealing with all aspects of Electrical and Computer Engineering and employs approximately 800 researchers and scientists. ICCS has coordinated and participated in numerous EU-funded and national Research Projects and has worked with several industry leaders since its establishment.

Name: THALES

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Country: France

Brief description:  Thales is a world leader for mission critical information systems, with activities in five core businesses: Aeronautics, Space, Ground Transportation, Defence and Security. In Defence, Thales is trusted at the highest levels to help armed forces prepare for, achieve and maintain tactical superiority and strategic independence over any form of threat.

From designing smart sensors and advanced defence systems, to developing collaborative combat, and connecting and equipping soldiers on the digital battlefield, Thales systems deliver information superiority and give joint forces mastery of action whenever they face their decisive moments.

Name: Thales Las France SAS

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Country: France

Brief description: Thales LAS France is involved in the SCAF multi-national program dedicated to the next generation Air combat System, with a major stake in collaborative combat approach.

The Surface Radar (SRA) Business Line designs, develops, produces, sells, and supports a complete range of land and naval radars for air surveillance and air defence. The scope of its activities extends from civilian activity to military activity. This range includes primary and secondary radars for surveillance and air traffic control, military and naval radars for land surveillance, detecting air targets and fire control, coastal surveillance radars, passive radars, and warning radars for civilian and military security.

Combining excellent engineering skills in France, the Netherlands, Germany, Brazil, India and the UK, our architects design and deliver innovative and smarter radar sensors.

In order to address these markets efficiently, structure its offer and distribute its responsibilities between each domain, Surface Radars (SRA) is divided into six product lines each being able to cover several market segments:

  • Air and Missile Defence radars
  • Surveillance radars and multi-mission radars
  • Ground and coastal surveillance radars
  • Air traffic management radars
  • Fire control radars
  • Weapon Locating radars

SRA sells either directly to users (Ministries of Defence, the Air Navigation Service Provider (ANSP)) or to Thales system integrators (AMS, IAS, AWS, etc.) or platforms suppliers (Naval Group, MBDA, DAMEN, Airbus, Rheinmetall). More than 4000 Thales radars are in operation with 70 countries worldwide.

Name: Thales SIX Fr

Website: www.thalesgroup.com

Country: France

Brief description: Thales is a global technology leader for the Digital Identity and Security, defence and Security, Aerospace and Space markets. With 80,000 employees in 68 countries, Research and development is at the core (3,000 researchers and 30,000 engineers dedicated). Thales develops state-of-the-art technologies to meet the most demanding requirements of customers around the world for decades. Thales SIX is the global business unit dedicated to Secure Communications and Information Systems which includes five business lines: Radio Communication Products, Network & Infrastructure Systems, Protection Systems, Critical Information Systems and CyberDefence Solutions.

Name: Leonardo SpA

Website: www.leonardo.com/en/

Country: Italy

Brief description: Leonardo is a global industrial group that builds technological capabilities in Aerospace, Defence & Security.
The company plays a prominent role in major international strategic programmes and is a trusted technological partner of governments, defence agencies, institutions and enterprises.

Leonardo develops integrated multi-domain technologies to meet the requirements of each type of mission. The multi-role and net-centric capabilities of observation, evaluation, command & control, and intervention represent the key factors to ensure operational superiority in each domain.

Name: Indra

Website: www.indracompany.com

Country: Spain

Brief description:  Indra is one of the leading global engineering technology companies serving the defence industry and a leader in the industry’s digitization. Its state-of-the-art solutions for Land, Sea and Air, Space and Cyberspace range from operations with end-to-end defence systems and systems on board the most advanced platforms to training with cutting-edge simulation systems. As an expert in radar, electronic defence, command and control and communication technologies, Indra incorporates artificial intelligence, big data, virtual reality and combat clouds in its cutting-edge critical systems. It is the national industrial coordinator in Spain of the FCAS, the largest and most advanced defence program in Europe, and one of the main defence technology leaders in Europe.

Name: Rheinmetall Electronics GmbH

Website: www.rheinmetall.com

Country: Germany

Brief description: Rheinmetall Electronics GmbH delivers mission systems and simulation solutions to military, governmental and commercial customers. The company has been in business for many decades and belongs to division Electronic Solutions of the Rheinmetall Group.

Name: Rheinmetall Italia S.p.A.

Website: www.rheinmetall.com

Country: Italy

Brief description: Located in Rome, Rheinmetall Italia S.p.A., previously known as Oerlikon Contraves S.p.A, is a member of the Rheinmetall Group. Rheinmetall Italia is a leader in air defence and radar technology. The company has more than fifty years experience in the design, development and manufacturing of air surveillance and tracking radars in the frequency band from L up to W (millimetre waves) and it has been designated Rheinmetall’s “Radar House”. The production focuses on the field of short- and very short-range defence systems.

Name: French-German Research Institute of Saint-Louis (ISL)

Website: https://www.isl.eu

Country: France / Germany

Brief description: Located in France close to the border with Germany, the French-German Research Institute of Saint-Louis (ISL) is a bi-national institute operated jointly by the Federal Republic of Germany and the French Republic on the basis of a Convention signed in the year 1958.

The objectives of ISL are defined by the Ministries of Defence of both supporting nations. Our mission is to develop technical innovations in the fields of defence and security on major topics such as: Energetic and advanced protective materials; Flight techniques for projectiles; Laser and electromagnetic technologies and Protection technologies, security, situational awareness.

Name: Centre for Research and Technology Hellas

Website: https://www.certh.gr/root.en.aspx

Country: Greece

Brief description: The Centre for Research and Technology Hellas (CERTH) comprises one of the largest Greek RTOs and lies at the forefront of applied and technological research to modern challenges. The Information Technologies Institute (ITI) of CERTH is the largest Institution of the Centre in the fields of Informatics, Telematics and Telecommunications. Two distinct ITI research groups are involved in the project. In particular, M4D develops cutting-edge research algorithms for Multimodal data fusion, Data Mining, Semantic Web, Big data, Multimedia analysis and AI-based analytics for Security, Defence etc. while MeVer group specializes in the areas of social media mining, retrieval and multimodal Artificial Intelligence. Both teams have a leading role in various security and defence projects while they hold a substantial publication list in the relevant domains.

Name: National Research Council  – National Institute of Optics

Website: www.ino.cnr.it

Country: Italy

Brief description: Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (CNR) is a public body having multi-disciplinary scientific research and technological transfer as primary missions. CNR is organized with several institutes spread over the Italian national territory, each one with a specific focus. In particular, Istituto Nazionale di Ottica (INO) is a big research institute with 7 units in different locations in Italy. The expertise of CNR-INO scientists covers a wide area of disciplines within optics and experimental physics, which more specifically include lasers, non-linear optics, quantum optics, atomic physics, theoretical & experimental studies on ultra-cold matter, spectroscopy, optical metrology, interferometry, advanced gas and liquid sensing, plasmonics, ultra-intense laser sources, nano & biophotonics, advanced optical materials.

Name: Plath Signal Products GmbH & Co. KG

Website: https://www.plath-signalproducts.com/

Country: Germany

Brief description: Plath Signal Products belongs to the Plath Group that develops and delivers antennas and direction finders and receivers and software for signal recognition for the COMINT market.

Name: SATWAYS LTD

Website: https://www.satways.net/

Country: Greece

Brief description: Founded in May 2006 in Athens, Greece SATWAYS’ main activity is the development of integrated Geospatial command and control and situation awareness solutions for Security and Public Safety applications. The target users include the Fire Brigade, Police, Coast Guard, Emergency Medical, Civil Protection, Critical Infrastructure protection and Border Authorities. With core technology built on open standards, Satways offers a range of mission-critical enterprise solutions, which are empowering governments and businesses around the world to make better and faster operational decisions. The company product line includes C2 and C3I enterprise software packages, that respond to different operational requirements of Public Safety and Security Agencies, such as Distributed Geospatial Data management, Operational Resources Tracking, Incident Management and dispatch, Physical Security Information Management, Natural & Technological Hazards Crisis Management and Border Surveillance.

Name: AIT Austrian Institute of Technology

Website: www.ait.ac.at

Country: Austria

Brief description: The AIT Austrian Institute of Technology is Austria’s largest non-university research institute. With its seven Centers, AIT regards itself as a highly specialised research and development partner for industry. AIT provides research and technological development to realize basic innovations for the next generation of infrastructure related technologies in the fields of Energy, Low-Emission Transport, Health & Bioresources, Digital Safety & Security, Vision, Automation & Control and Technology Experience. These technological research areas are supplemented by the competence in the area of Innovation Systems & Policy.

Name: FOI – Swedish Defence Research Agency

Website: https://foi.se/

Country: Sweden

Brief description: FOI is one of Europe’s leading research institutes in the areas of defence and security. Our customers include the Swedish Armed Forces and other central and local government authorities and businesses, nationally and internationally. Our work covers such matters as security policy, underwater research and research into explosive substances. We also carry out research relating to IT security, radars, lasers and other sensor systems as well as protection against hazardous substances.

Name: Bertin Exensor

Website: https://www.exensor.com/

Country: Sweden

Brief description: Bertin Exensor is a world leading provider of networked Unattended Ground Sensor (UGS) systems, providing tailored sensor solutions to customers all over the world.

Name: Embedded Acoustics

Website: www.embeddedacoustics.com

Country: Netherlands

Brief description: Embedded Acoustics (from 2024: Embedded Engineering) develops, markets and manufactures cutting edge sensor technology for defence and security applications.  This includes acoustic sensor arrays, headset technology, 3D audio headsets and advanced augmented reality interfaces.

Name: University of Alcalá

Website: Universidad de Alcalá (UAH) Madrid

Country: Spain

Brief description: The University of Alcalá is a public university with a commitment to teaching and research excellence, which it delivers by adapting its training provision to social change and social demands and by attracting and retaining talent.  Its numbers among its priorities the fomenting of student employability; the implementation of socially responsible policies which strengthen its reputation as an open, integrating and committed institution; and the development of efficient, responsible and transparent management based on its accountability to the institution itself and to society.

Located in the historic city of Alcalá de Henares, 30 kilometers from Madrid, the University has 28,000 students, 2,000 teaching staff and 800 service and administration staff. Its three campuses –the Historic, the Science and Technology and the Guadalajara Campuses— play home to 40 undergraduate degree programs, 78 official postgraduate programs and a broad offer of lifelong training courses in all fields of knowledge.

Included in the main national and international rankings, the UAH is among the world’s best universities both in global terms and for indicators such as teaching, employability, internationalization, research output, equipment and infrastructures, sustainability and social commitment.

At one and the same time historic and avant-garde, the UAH is one of Europe’s most venerable universities and can trace its origin as far back as 1293 and the medieval Studia generalia. In 1499, Cardinal Cisneros founded the College of St Hildephonse with a view to creating a prototype university city which would act as a model for others in Ibero-America.  Among its most illustrious students it boasts figures such as Lope de Vega, Calderón de la Barca, Francisco de Quevedo, Tirso de Molina, Fray Luis de León, Ignacio de Loyola or Gaspar Melchor de Jovellanos, as well as María Isidra de Guzmán -the first woman in Spain to obtain a doctoral degree.

Its unique university model and the conservation of its rich architectural and artistic heritage led to its declaration as World Heritage by UNESCO in 1998.

The University of Alcalá is also a world benchmark for the teaching of Spanish language and culture, its social commitment and the defence of human rights. Not for nothing is its historic Paraninfo or assembly hall the stage for award ceremonies of the stature of the Cervantes Prize for Literature in Spanish, the King of Spain’s Human Rights Prize, or the “Camino Real” award.

Name: Università Campus Bio-Medico di Roma

Website: https://www.unicampus.it/

Country: Italy

Brief description: Università Campus Bio-Medico di Roma (UCBM) is a young, yet rapidly developing, private academic institution, devoted to undergraduate and postgraduate education, advanced research, and third mission. Established in 1992. At the present UCBM has more than 70 active projects and a high success rate of projects carried out in collaboration with companies. The Unit of Electronics for sensor systems, involved in this proposal, has a long expertise in the design, development and test of sensor systems and networks in the biomedical and environmental fields of applications. The advanced sensor technology developed is based on diverse working principles (optical, electrochemical, acoustic, conductometric), well-matched with suitable sensing materials opportunely tailored for specific applications and a dedicated electronic interface enhancing the system performances in terms of reproducibility, sensitivity and resolution and designed for low-power and low-noise stand-alone utilization.

Name: Adimec Advanced Image Systems B.V.

Website: www.adimec.com

Country: Netherlands

Brief description: Adimec develops and manufactures high-performance cameras that meet the application-specific requirements of key market segments in Machine Vision, Medical imaging, and High-End Security. Adimec partners with major OEMs around the world to facilitate the creation of industry-leading cameras. Our True Accurate Imaging® technology provides new levels of precision and accuracy to vision systems. Our diverse line of camera products meets a wide range of performance, size, cost, interface, and application requirements. Adimec has offices around the world focused on creating customer value and satisfaction through local, personalized support.

Name: Spika Tech S.L.

Website: https://www.spikatech.com/

Country: Spain

Brief description: SPIKA TECH is a private research company with a strong focus on high-tech projects, stemming from a collaboration with Universidad Rey Juan Carlos. Our goal is to develop new technologies and provide R&D services. We assemble specialized research teams to offer optimal solutions for complex projects and actively share knowledge to enhance task efficiency. Our expertise spans Aeronautics, Telecommunications, Health, Architecture, Education, and Industry, with a primary focus on Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, robotics, bioengineering, Virtual and Augmented Reality, 3D Design, and BlockChain technologies.

Name: SLF Svenska Laserfabriken AB

Website: https://www.laserfabriken.com

Country: Sweden

Brief description: SLF Svenska Laserfabriken AB (SLF) is an SME specialising in applications of nonlinear optics and fabrication of periodically poled crystals. SLF has the capability to produce periodically poled KTP (PPKTP) with unique properties such as counter-propagating nonlinear interactions and larger apertures for high energy applications. SLF is also involved in multiple research projects developing systems based on nonlinear optics.

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Name: Bulgarian Defence Institute “Professor Tsvetan Lazarov”

Website: https://www.di.mod.bg/

Country: Bulgaria

Brief description: The Defence Institute “Professor Tsvetan Lazarov” is established in Bulgaria and internationally recognized scientific organization, that has proved its unique expertise in the field of defence and security.
By its essence, the institute is a unique organizational complex with a proven scientific and expert part. It employs scientists, researchers, engineers and experts with an enormous scientific capacity and experience. In the academic units, more than a half of the Institute’s personnel are academic staff, with respective academic degrees and titles.
The Institute performs scientific and scientific-applied researches, as well as an experimental-constructive work in ten different fields, covering almost all the areas of security and defence, and the Bulgarian Defence Industry. The Institute participates with research teams in many national and international projects within NATO and the EU, cooperating with about 100 scientific organizations and business structures.

Name: Intracom defence

Website: www.intracomdefence.com/

Country: Greece

Brief description: INTRACOM defence (IDE) is a highly acclaimed defence Systems Company in Greece, with an outstanding record of participation in domestic programs and exports to quality-driven international customers. IDE utilizes high-end technologies in the design and development of advanced products in the areas of Missile Electronics, Tactical Communications, Surveillance, Hybrid Electric Power Systems, and Unmanned Systems. The Company retains its international recognition through the long standing participation in European and NATO new technology development programs. Utilizing advanced R&D & manufacturing capabilities and large-scale project management know-how, IDE is a key player in the high technology sector of the Hellenic defence Industry.

Name: Optics11 B.V.

Website: https://www.optics11.com/

Country: Netherlands

Brief description: Optics11 is the global leader in advanced fiber optic sensing technology for energy and defence sectors. Our solutions deliver accurate data and insights for improved safety and operational efficiency. Leveraging our unique high signal-to-noise ratio sensors, we offer unmatched performance, protecting critical assets even in challenging environments. We enhance defence capabilities with fiber optic sensing solutions, providing real-time data for better decision-making, security, and reliability of critical assets and infrastructure.

Name: INFILI TECHNOLOGIES SA

Website: www.infili.com

Country: Greece

Brief description: INFILI is a research-intensive SME that utilizes a unique combination of high-end technologies as an outcome of many years of R&D experience. The company designs solutions for vertical industries with diverse and very demanding requirements regarding the exploitation of their information and knowledge repositories.

Headquartered in Athens, Greece and founded in 2015, INFILI has managed to experience a significant rise since its creation. The company is structured around a pool of highly qualified and motivated IT engineers with expertise in international projects.

Name: DBC diadikasia

Website: https://www.diadikasia.gr/

Country: Greece

Brief description: Established in 1995, DBC Business Consulting S.A. is a prominent Greek firm providing tailored services to public and private sectors. With a robust network of academic and international partnerships, it’s an innovative industry leader. Boasting 250+ permanent employees, DBC excels in sustainable growth, energy efficiency, education reform, and urban development. Their expertise spans diverse sectors, offering services like ICT consulting, financial advisory, program management, and innovative solutions commercialization. With a focus on research in ICT, energy, environment, security, health, transportation, and food, DBC actively engages in cutting-edge Horizon projects (H2020, HE), demonstrating a commitment to advanced research and development over the past four years.