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Bridging the security, privacy and data protection gap for smaller enterprises in Europe

Objective

Over 25 million European SMEs/MEs, central within EU enterprise policy, face multiple challenges related to personal data protection; ranging from awareness, to a clear and practical roadmap to compliance, the most prominent one is the fact that, unlike larger enterprises, SMEs/MEs lack access to enterprise-grade cybersecurity technology and capacity-building for compliance, making them increasingly often victims of costly data breaches. Although, according to studies, small and micro businesses declare openness to invest in regulatory compliance, including for consultants and technology, millions of European SMEs/MEs still fail to comply with GDPR while their managers are confused about basic data security concepts, like data stewardship, encryption and secure communication. This presents a clear gap between cybersecurity- and privacy-related spending and its actual effect in personal data protection compliance.
SENTINEL aspires to bridge this gap by boosting SMEs/MEs capabilities in this domain through innovation, at a cost-effective level. SENTINEL will integrate tried-and-tested modular cybersecurity technologies with fresh, ambitious ones, such as a novel Identity Management System for human-centric data portability, enabling a unified “European Data Space” and an end-to-end digital personal data protection compliance self-assessment framework for SMEs, into a unified digital architecture. The data from these modules will then undergo disruptive Intelligence for Compliance through SENTINEL’s digital core, featuring machine learning-powered recommendations, policy drafting & enforcement for compliance and a ‘one-stop-shop’ incident response centre. Combined with a well-researched methodology for application, an open knowledge sharing hub and a wide-reaching plan for experimentation, SENTINEL will catalyse adoption of market-leading security tech among SMEs/MEs and help safeguard their and their customers’ assets.

Call for proposal

H2020-SU-DS-2020
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Funding Scheme

IA - Innovation action

Coordinator

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY FOR MARKET LEADERSHIP
Address
Katechaki 22
115 25 Athina
Greece
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 423 500

Participants (13)

LUXEMBOURG INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Luxembourg
EU contribution
€ 359 357,50
Address
5 Avenue Des Hauts Fourneaux
4362 Esch Sur Alzette
Activity type
Research Organisations
THE SHELL COMPANY
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 259 000
Address
Rue Des Paysagistes 30
1160 Auderghem
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
INSTITUTE OF DIGITAL INNOVATION ANDRESEARCH IDIR LIMITED
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 341 687,50
Address
Ground Floor 71 Lower Baggot Street
D02 P593 Dublin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
INTRASOFT INTERNATIONAL SA
Luxembourg
EU contribution
€ 350 437,50
Address
Rue Nicolas Bove 2B
1253 Luxembourg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SPHYNX TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS AG
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 341 250
Address
C/o Asvito Ag Chollerstrasse 35
6300 Zug
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
AEGIS IT RESEARCH GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 347 725
Address
Humboldtstr. 25
38106 Braunschweig
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EREVNITIKO PANEPISTIMIAKO INSTITOUTO TILEPIKONONIAKON SYSTIMATON
Greece
EU contribution
€ 201 875
Address
Kounoupidiana Akrotirio Tuc Campus
73100 Chania
Activity type
Research Organisations
AIRBUS CYBERSECURITY SAS
France
EU contribution
€ 399 962,50
Address
Boulevard Jean Moulin 1 Zac De La Clef Saint Pierre
78990 Elancourt
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNINOVA-INSTITUTO DE DESENVOLVIMENTO DE NOVAS TECNOLOGIAS-ASSOCIACAO
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 270 375
Address
Campus Da Caparica Quinta Da Torre
2829-516 Caparica
Activity type
Research Organisations
CLINGENICS (UK) LTD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 150 500
Address
St Georges House 6Th Floor, 15 Hanover Square
W1S 1HS London
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
TRISTONE INVESTMENT GROUP LTD
Malta
EU contribution
€ 127 750
Address
43 A/1 Saint Paul Buildings, West Street
VLT 1532 Valletta
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
KENTRO EVROPAIKOU SYNTAGMATIKOU DIKAIO IDRYMA THEMISTOKLI KAI DIMITRI TSATSOU
Greece
EU contribution
€ 120 625
Address
Akadimias 43
10 672 Athina
Activity type
Other
FOCAL POINT
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 304 937,50
Address
Avenue D'iena 11
1410 Waterloo
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)