fit4sec – Building European Consortia for Security Research
fit4sec offers a knowledge community platform that is unique in Germany. If you contact us with a project enquiry or project idea, we will use this to create a report for you free of charge with the help of our fit4sec knowledge database. This report contains contacts to potential partners from your research area, as well as patents and publications matching your project idea. Our knowledge community platform includes partners from industry, academia, public authorities and end users who work on the the subject areas of critical infrastructure protection, non-police security, crime prevention and control, security research and the security industry. We actively support you in forming research alliances through our networking activities by offering expert workshops on various topics of European security research. Our goal is to support you in forming high-performing consortia for Horizon Europe.
The core team of fit4sec comprises the IABG in Ottobrunn and Berlin, Brandenburg Institute for Society and Security (BIGS) in Potsdam, as well as the end-users Technisches Hilfswerk (THW) and the German Association of Energy and Water Industries (BDEW).
Strengthening of Civil Security Research in Germany
Greater integration of German partners into European research projects is gaining increasingly in significance for developing Germany further as an important international location of civil security research. This applies particularly to research on innovative technologies and European standards, which serve as a basis for the development of future products and services.
Goals of the network
- Establishing a Europe-wide network of end-users, industrial actors (especially SMEs), interdisciplinary academic institutions
- Bundling of existing competences in Germany for civil security research
- Formation of interdisciplinary research alliances that successfully face up to European competition
For receiving support and assistance in order to constitute new research consortia and to continue networking with German partners, we recommend to register as a fit4sec partner.