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SPEAR: Secure and PrivatE smArt gRid

Objective

Over the last decade, cyber-attacks have become increasingly sophisticated, stealthy, targeted and multi-faceted which may leverage zero-day exploits and highly creative interdisciplinary attack methods. As our society is becoming increasingly dependent on Critical INfrastructures (CIN), new technologies are needed to increase our detection and response capabilities. Detecting and responding to such attacks by a highly motivated, skilled and well-funded attacker has however been proven highly challenging. One of the most vulnerable and high-impact CIN is the Smart Grid. Smart Grid is considered as the next-generation power system, which promises self-healing, resilience, sustainability and efficiency to the energy Critical Infrastructures (CIN). However, securing smart grids against cyber-attacks is of vital importance for National Security and Public Safety, since the collapse of an energy production utility may cause human lives, millions of euros, denial of a very important and common good such as energy and days or even months of recovering. To this end, the SPEAR proposal aims at a) detecting and responding to cyber-attacks using new technologies and capabilities, b) detecting threat and anomalies timely, c) developing all-in-one security detection solutions, d) leveraging advanced forensics subject to privacy-preserving, e) confronting Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) and targeted attacks in smart grids, f) increasing the resilience of the smart grid innovation, g) alleviating the lack of trust in smart grid operators and h) empowering EU-wide consensus. Within SPEAR, four proof-of-concept Use Cases are planned in order to validate and assess the implemented security and privacy tools.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/other social sciences/social sciences interdisciplinary/sustainable development

Call for proposal

H2020-DS-SC7-2017
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

PANEPISTIMIO DYTIKIS MAKEDONIAS
Address
Parko Agiou Dimitriou 1
50100 Kozani
Greece
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 375 227,56

Participants (15)

EUROPEAN DYNAMICS LUXEMBOURG SA
Luxembourg
EU contribution
€ 277 000
Address
Rue Jean Engling 12
1466 Luxembourg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FUNDACION TECNALIA RESEARCH & INNOVATION
Spain
EU contribution
€ 271 883,75
Address
Parque Cientifico Y Tecnologico De Gipuzkoa Paseo Mikeletegi 2
20009 Donostia/san Sebastian (Gipuzkoa)
Activity type
Research Organisations
SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC FRANCE SAS
France
EU contribution
€ 253 500
Address
Rue Joseph Monier 35
92500 Rueil Malmaison
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ENEL IBERIA SRL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 212 725
Address
Calle Ribera Del Loira 60
28042 Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ETHNIKO KENTRO EREVNAS KAI TECHNOLOGIKIS ANAPTYXIS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 276 250
Address
Charilaou Thermi Road 6 Km
57001 Thermi Thessaloniki
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITY OF SURREY

Participation ended

United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 174 532,44
Address
Stag Hill
GU2 7XH Guildford
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
PUBLIC POWER CORPORATION S.A.
Greece
EU contribution
€ 196 250
Address
Chalkokondyli Street 30
104 32 Athina
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EIGHT BELLS LTD
Cyprus
EU contribution
€ 154 231,69
Address
Agias Paraskevis 23 Strovolos
2002 Nicosia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
INCITES CONSULTING SA
Luxembourg
EU contribution
€ 143 750
Address
130 Route D'arlon
8008 Strassen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
G.E. PUKHOV INSTITUTE FOR MODELINGIN ENERGY ENGINEERING OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES OF UKRAINE
Ukraine
EU contribution
€ 96 125
Address
General Naumov 15
03164 Kyiv
Activity type
Research Organisations
GOTTFRIED WILHELM LEIBNIZ UNIVERSITAET HANNOVER
Germany
EU contribution
€ 145 850
Address
Welfengarten 1
30167 Hannover
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
SIDROCO HOLDINGS LIMITED
Cyprus
EU contribution
€ 112 497,50
Address
Petraki Giallourou 22
1077 Nicosia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
0 INFINITY LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 108 246,20
Address
2A Heigham Road Imperial Office
E6 2JG London
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF SOFIA
Bulgaria
EU contribution
€ 96 250
Address
Kliment Ohridsky Bd 8
1000 Sofia
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
MVETS LENISHTA OOD
Bulgaria
EU contribution
€ 71 250
Address
Kozhuh Planina Nr 21 Entr. V Office 5
1421 Sofia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)