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Scalable, trustEd, and interoperAble pLatform for sEcureD smart GRID

Objective

The rapid evolution of ICT has revealed the potential for centrally monitoring, controlling, and optimising the power grid. In this context, a more intelligent, responsive, and efficient, system has been devised, known as the Smart Grid (SG). As explained in the EU Third Energy Package the SG will support a dynamic two-way information exchange between utility companies and their customers, contributing towards a smart and sustainable energy management in Europe and the establishment of a wiser energy consumption mentality. However, besides the benefits of such an endeavour, the power grid will be exposed to security threats inherited from the ICT sector, while privacy issues and new vulnerabilities, related to the specific characteristics of the SG infrastructure, will emerge. The problem is assessed as crucial, if we consider that a potential attack to the SG may lead to cascading failures, ranging from destruction of other interconnected critical infrastructures to loss of human lives. Thus, the development of a security platform tailored to the SG is required, that i) can efficiently manage the plethora of SG nodes, ii) deal with potential malicious hardware or software modifications due to the physical access of the customers to the SG nodes, and iii) operate over heterogeneous systems. Considering all the above, SealedGRID aims at bringing together experts from industry and academia from cross-sectorial research areas having complementary background with the long-term goal to design, analyse, and implement a scalable, highly trusted and interoperable SG security platform. The platform will combine, for the very first time, technologies like Blockchain, Distributed Hash Tables, Trusted Execution Environments, and OpenID Connect, while for its realization the SealedGRID consortium is committed to a fully-integrated and multi-disciplinary secondment programme combined with a set of networking, dissemination, and exploitation activities.

Coordinator

UNIVERSITY OF PIRAEUS RESEARCH CENTER
Net EU contribution
€ 252 000,00
Address
Al. Papanastasiou 91
185 33 Piraeus
Greece

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Region
Πειραιάς Aττική Αττική
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Participants (5)

UNIVERSIDAD DE MALAGA
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 99 000,00
Address
Avda Cervantes, Num. 2
29016 Malaga

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Region
Andalucía Málaga
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
BEIA CONSULT INTERNATIONAL SRL
Romania
Net EU contribution
€ 270 000,00
Address
Street Poiana Narciselor 12 1st Floor Apartment 3 Sector 1
010158 Bucuresti

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Macroregiunea Trei Bucureşti-Ilfov Bucureşti
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
NEUROSOFT SOFTWARE PRODUCTIONS SA
Greece
Net EU contribution
€ 270 000,00
Address
466 Hrakleiou Av N Hrakleion
14122 Athens

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Βόρειος Τομέας Αθηνών Aττική Αττική
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
CONSORZIO NAZIONALE INTERUNIVERSITARIO PER LE TELECOMUNICAZIONI
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 108 000,00
Address
Viale G. P. Usberti 181a
43124 Parma

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Region
Nord-Est Emilia-Romagna Parma
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
FOGUS INNOVATIONS & SERVICES P.C.
Greece
Net EU contribution
€ 81 000,00
Address
Michali Karaoli 51-53
161 21 Kaisairiani

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Κεντρικός Τομέας Αθηνών Aττική Αττική
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00