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Defending the European Energy Infrastructures

Objective

Critical Energy infrastructures (CEI) protection and security are becoming of utmost importance in our everyday life. However, cyber and system-theoretic approaches fail to provide appropriate security levels to CEIs, since they are often used in isolation and build on incomplete attack models, resulting in silos-like security management fragmented operational policies. To face these challenges, DEFENDER will (i) model CEIs as distributed Cyber-Physical Systems for managing the potential reciprocal effects of cyber and physical threats (ii) deploy a novel security governance model, which leverages on lifecycle assessment for cost-effective security management over the time (iii) bring people at centre stage by empowering them as virtual sensors for threat detection, as first level emergency responders to attacks, or by considering workforce as potential threats. DEFENDER will adapt, integrate, upscale and validate a number of TRL 4-5 technologies and deploy them within a TRL7 integrated yet adaptable framework for CEI security, resilience and self-healing “by design”, with a view to address, detect, and mitigate cyber-physical threats. To this aim DEFENDER framework will combine a range of devices/technologies for situational awareness (fixed sensors like PMUs, mobile devices like drones and advanced video surveillance) (ii) intelligent processing for cyber-physical threat detection with (iii) a toolbox for incident mitigation and emergency response and (iv) Human-In-The-Loop for managing people interaction with CEI, while leveraging on blockchain technology for peer-to-peer trustworthiness. The effectiveness of DEFENDER will be extensively validated on a CEI lab emulator (RWTH, Germany) and on 4 real life demonstrators (in France, Italy and Slovenia) fully covering the overall energy value chain, ranging from a bulk generation plant (ENGIE SA), to a decentralized RES generation one (BFP), a TSO HV network (ELES), to a DSO network (ASM) and a business prosumer.

Call for proposal

H2020-CIP-2016-2017

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Sub call

CIP-2016-2017-1

Coordinator

ENGINEERING - INGEGNERIA INFORMATICA SPA
Net EU contribution
€ 1 038 579,68
Address
Piazzale Dell'agricoltura 24
00144 Roma
Italy

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Region
Centro (IT) Lazio Roma
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 445 105,58

Participants (19)

THALES
France
Net EU contribution
€ 580 419,00
Address
Tour Carpe Diem Place Des Corolles Esplanade Nord
92400 Courbevoie

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Region
Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Hauts-de-Seine
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 248 751,00
SINGULARLOGIC ANONYMI ETAIREIA PLIROFORIAKON SYSTIMATON KAI EFARMOGONPLIROFORIKIS
Greece
Net EU contribution
€ 407 925,00
Address
Achaias 3 & Troizinias
14564 Nea Kifisia

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Region
Βόρειος Τομέας Αθηνών Aττική Αττική
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 174 825,00
SIEMENS SRL
Romania
Net EU contribution
€ 312 200,00
Address
Bdul Preciziei 24 Imobil H3 Etaj 3-5 Sector 6
062204 Bucuresti

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Region
Macroregiunea Trei Bucureşti-Ilfov Bucureşti
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 133 800,00
INEO ENERGY AND SYSTEMS

Participation ended

France
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
23 Rue General Valerie Andre
78140 Velizy Villacoublay

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Region
Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Yvelines
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
STUDIO TECNICO BFP SOCIETA A RESPONSABILITA LIMITATA
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 271 250,00
Address
Via Degli Arredatori 8
70026 Modugno

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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
Sud Puglia Bari
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 116 250,00
ELES DOO SISTEMSKI OPERATER PRENOSNEGA ELEKTROENERGETSKEGA OMREZJA
Slovenia
Net EU contribution
€ 232 050,00
Address
Hajdrihova Ulica 2
1000 Ljubljana

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Region
Slovenija Zahodna Slovenija Osrednjeslovenska
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 99 450,00
ASM TERNI SPA
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 280 563,50
Address
Via Bruno Capponi 100
05100 Terni

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Region
Centro (IT) Umbria Terni
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 120 241,50
MINISTERO DELL'INTERNO
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 173 250,00
Address
Piazza Del Viminale 1
00184 Rome

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Region
Centro (IT) Lazio Roma
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
DR FRUCHT SYSTEMS LTD
Israel
Net EU contribution
€ 660 625,00
Address
Kibutz Ein Hamifratz
2412801 Acco

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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
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 283 125,00
VENAKA MEDIA LIMITED
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 321 125,00
Address
Glebe Mews 2
DA15 8GU Sidcup London

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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
London Outer London — East and North East Bexley and Greenwich
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 137 625,00
POWER OPERATIONS LIMITED
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 291 462,50
Address
1 Kings Avenue
N21 3NA London

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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
London Outer London — East and North East Enfield
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 124 912,50
E-LEX - STUDIO LEGALE
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 149 450,00
Address
Via Dei Barbieri 6
00186 Roma

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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
Centro (IT) Lazio Roma
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 64 050,00
INSTITUT ZA KORPORATIVNE VARNOSTNE STUDIJE LJUBLJANA
Slovenia
Net EU contribution
€ 306 250,00
Address
Cesta Andreja Bitenca 68
1000 Ljubljana

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Region
Slovenija Zahodna Slovenija Osrednjeslovenska
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
RHEINISCH-WESTFAELISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE AACHEN
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 432 000,00
Address
Templergraben 55
52062 Aachen

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Region
Nordrhein-Westfalen Köln Städteregion Aachen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
TECHNOLOGIKO EKPEDEFTIKO IDRIMA STEREAS ELLADAS

Participation ended

Greece
Net EU contribution
€ 130 331,61
Address
3 Klm Palaias Ethnikis Odou Lamias Athinon
35100 Lamia

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Region
Φθιώτιδα Στερεά Ελλάδα Κεντρική Ελλάδα
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
UNINOVA-INSTITUTO DE DESENVOLVIMENTO DE NOVAS TECNOLOGIAS-ASSOCIACAO
Portugal
Net EU contribution
€ 242 875,00
Address
Campus Da Caparica Quinta Da Torre
2829-516 Caparica

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Region
Continente Área Metropolitana de Lisboa Área Metropolitana de Lisboa
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
INSTITUT JOZEF STEFAN
Slovenia
Net EU contribution
€ 473 375,00
Address
Jamova 39
1000 Ljubljana

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Region
Slovenija Zahodna Slovenija Osrednjeslovenska
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
ENGIE
France
Net EU contribution
€ 324 937,82
Address
1 Place Samuel De Champlain
92400 Courbevoie

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Region
Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Hauts-de-Seine
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 139 259,06
ETHNIKO KAI KAPODISTRIAKO PANEPISTIMIO ATHINON
Greece
Net EU contribution
€ 162 168,39
Address
6 Christou Lada Str
10561 Athina

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