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WEBCAST: H2020 Briefing Webinar on the 2019 Cybersecurity Calls

Event details
Tuesday, 16 April 2019
12:00 pm – 13:30 pm
This event will be live streamed via webcast
This webinar will give an overview of H2020 Cybersecurity Call topics, and support available for UK organisations in how to apply for funding.

This webinar will give an overview of Horizon 2020 (H2020)* CYBERSECURITY related Call topics, background information and support available for both UK and European organisations in how to apply for funding and search for partners. There is also the opportunity for organisations to give a short pitch about their project ideas or expertise relevant to the topics during the webinar. If you wish to do so, please submit your pitch (template below) to by 12 April 2019.

Programme Agenda

– Introduction: Viola Hay, Knowledge Transfer Manager – European Programmes, KTN (5 mins)

– Cybersecurity, Background and Call topics: Hazel Biggs, KTM for Security and Defence, KTN (20 mins)

– Seren4: Speaker to be confirmed from Security Research Map (SeReMa), Secure Societies, Israel Innovation Authority (10 mins)

– UK Participation in Horizon 2020: Stephen Alexander, National Contact Point for Legal and Financial Issues, Innovate UK (15 mins)

– Q&A (15 mins)

– Pitch Opportunity (*30 mins) *indicative

(To download the pitch template, click here. Deadline for returning pitches to is 12 April 2019. In order to prevent oversubscription, pitches will be allocated on a balance of UK and EU, Business and Academia. There will be a maximum of 10 pitches based on the time slot available.)

– Close: Viola Hay, Knowledge Transfer Manager – European Programmes, KTN


FIVE Funding Call Topics will be covered in the scope of the webinar. More details on each of the Calls are below:

From the Information and Communication Technologies Work Programme

1. CALL: CYBERSECURITY (H2020-SU-ICT-2018-2020)


Within the next decade, cybersecurity and privacy technologies should become complementary enablers of the EU digital economy, ensuring a trusted networked ICT environment for governments, businesses and individuals. The EU ambition is to become a world leader in secure digital economy. The compliance of the European infrastructures, products and services with relevant directives/regulations and standards will promote trust and confidence to the European consumers and providers/suppliers, paving the way for a competitive, trustworthy Digital Single Market.


SU-ICT-02-2020 – Building blocks for resilience in evolving ICT systems. Competition opens 25 July and closes 19 November 2019.


From the Secure Societies Work Programme

2. CALL: DIGITAL SECURITY (H2020-SU-DS-2018-2019-2020)


This Call deals with R&D and innovation towards enhancing digital security. Proposals under this call should consider the relevant human factor and social aspects when developing innovative solutions. Where relevant, proposals should also describe how the gender dimension is taken into account in their content.

SU-DS03-2019-2020 – Digital security and privacy for citizens and Small to Medium Enterprises and Micro Enterprises. Competition opens 14 March and closes 22 August 2019.

SU-DS05-2019-2020 – Digital security, privacy, data protection and acountability in critical sectors. Competition opens 14 March and closes 22 August 2019.




Threats against crowded areas and disruptions in the operation of our countries’ infrastructure may limit the liberties of our citizens and put at risk the functioning of our societies and their economies. The security and resilience of Europe critical infrastructure needs to be ensured because disruptions in their operations may entail the collapse of large sectors of our activities. Threats to soft targets such as crowded areas may have less long-term physical impact, but may be highly damaging due to potentially large numbers of victims and subsequent psychological and sociological impacts.

SU-INFRA01-2018-2019-2020 – Prevention, detection, response and mitigation of combined physical and cyber threats to critical infrastructure in the Europe. Competition opens 14 March and closes 22 August 2019.

SU-INFRA02-2019 – Security for smart and safe cities, including for public spaces. Competition opens 14 March and closes 22 August 2019.


* Horizon 2020 is the biggest EU Research and Innovation programme ever with nearly €80 billion of funding available over 7 years (2014 to 2020) – in addition to the private investment that this money will attract. It promises more breakthroughs, discoveries and world-firsts by taking great ideas from the lab to the market.