First figures from SecurIT Open Call #1
After the closing of our first Open Call on 26 April 2022 and the pre-scoring of the numerous projects, we are glad to share some statistics of the received applications!
240 SME applicants from 33 countries
Countries of the applicants (%)
*Others: Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Hungary, Ireland, Israel, Latvia, Luxembourg, Malta, Norway, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine.
European SMEs have been numerous to apply, with 111 submitted application involving 240 SMEs from 33 countries, covering all 27 EU-countries, and 6 non-UE countries part of the H2020 agreement (Israel, Norway, Serbia, Switzerland, UK & Ukraine). We are proud to have given a chance to entrepreneurs from literally all parts of Europe!
The largest number of applications were submitted by cross-border consortia, which shows a will to collaborate at the European level, and promising international partnerships! No doubt that the SecurIT has supported the building of numerous partnerships, which we hope to be fruitful and long-lasting!
Cross-border collaboration (%)
Selected Domains & Challenges
Domain 1 – Sensitive infrastructure protection – gathered the most project proposals, with 67 applications on the 111 submitted, against 22 for Domain 2 – Disaster resilience – as well as for Domain 3 – Public spaces protection & Major events.
Most of the submitted projects are tackling the development of cybersecurity solutions for the protection of sensitive infrastructures and challenges of detection and location of intruders in protected perimeters (Domain 1).
Proposals tackling the optimisation of disasters prediction and of warning systems were also numerous (Domain 2), as well as solutions gathering and managing real time information, and for the quick analysis of crucial information (Domain 3).
Selected Challenges (%)
More information on Open Call #1 Challenges HERE.
We thank the numerous applicants for their interest and efforts provided, and we look forward to discovering the selected innovative projects towards the secured, safe, and resilient smart city of tomorrow!
The applicants will receive via personal e-mails a first feedback within the next week, after the eligibility check and pre-scoring by the Consortium. The 60 best proposals will then undergo the preliminary evaluation by external experts.
See the recap of the next steps HERE.