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Secure and Assured hardware: Facilitating ESTonia’s digital society

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 952252

Status

Grant agreement signed

  • Start date

    1 January 2021

  • End date

    31 December 2023

Funded under:

H2020-EU.4.b.

  • Overall budget:

    € 895 418,75

  • EU contribution

    € 895 418,75

Coordinated by:

TALLINNA TEHNIKAULIKOOL

Estonia

Objective

The overall aim of SAFEST is to enhance the scientific and technological capacity of Tallinn University of Technology (TalTech) in the field of Hardware Security, to be achieved through networking activities with its internationally-leading Twinning partners: Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), Technische Universität München (TUM), Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (KU Leuven), and Technische Universität Graz (TU Graz). To achieve its overall aim, the 3 year project will build upon the existing strong competences of TalTech in closely-related fields, to be complemented by the specific know-how of the Twinning partners. TalTech will also make use of best practices learned from its previous Twinning experience as an enabler to the success of this project.

To boost their scientific excellence and innovation capacity, the partners will implement a networking strategy focused on four complementary subtopics:
- Test for security (CNRS)
- Reverse engineering and defences (TUM)
- Side channel attacks (KU Leuven)
- Hardware-software architectural vulnerabilities (TU Graz)

The networking strategy takes into account the SWOT analysis of TalTech and has the following objectives:
Objective 1: Strengthen the research capability of TalTech and its Twinning partners in the area of Hardware Security
Objective 2: Promote TalTech's competitiveness through sustainable participation in collaborative research efforts
Objective 3: Raise the research profile of TalTech and the Twinning partners
Objective 4: Contribute to the safety aspects of e-Estonia

In order to realize these objectives, the partners will implement a comprehensive set of measures via the following work packages (WPs):
- Short term staff exchanges (WP1)
- Short term exchanges of early stage researchers (WP2)
- Organization of workshops and summer schools (WP3)
- Dissemination and outreach (WP4)
- Project management (WP5)

Coordinator

TALLINNA TEHNIKAULIKOOL

Address

Ehitajate Tee 5
12616 Tallinn

Estonia

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 435 348,37

Participants (4)

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS

France

EU Contribution

€ 148 196,26

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET MUENCHEN

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 101 445,31

KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 120 776,56

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET GRAZ

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 89 652,25

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 952252

Status

Grant agreement signed

  • Start date

    1 January 2021

  • End date

    31 December 2023

Funded under:

H2020-EU.4.b.

  • Overall budget:

    € 895 418,75

  • EU contribution

    € 895 418,75

Coordinated by:

TALLINNA TEHNIKAULIKOOL

Estonia