Security companies in Europe have launched the Security Innovation Network SIGNATURE to serve north and western Europe.
The Security Innovation Network (SIGNATURE) aims to support innovation development in the physical and logical security sector. Potential threats, such as industrial espionage, identity fraud and possible drawbacks of virtualization and cloud computing will be addressed to improve the areas competitiveness in a global market.
The Security Innovation Network has been set up to facilitate discussions and working relationships between companies and experts in different areas of security in the UK, France, Belgium and Germany. In a series of interactive workshops, security experts will be challenged with current and future potential threats. For the first time, these activities will focus on a converging landscape and cross state borders.
The different cluster networks will also organize public and closed user group discussions. Some results will lead to the development of new research and development programs or joint development activities between companies and experts. Other outcomes will be shared amongst the enterprise and other markets throughout the region.
SIGNATURE’s members are UK-based SITC, [email protected] Paris Region, LSEC (Belgium), nGage (UK) and TeleTrusT (Germany). Jointly, these companies gather more than 1,000 companies from all over the world – including Thales, SAGEM, Zetes, Vasco, McAfee, Sophos, Unisys and Dimension Data – with significant expertise in security.
They are accompanied by a number of innovative start-ups, researchers and academic experts. The project is supported through the European Regional Development Fund by means of the INTERREG IVB NWE program and is focused towards supporting innovative developments within small and medium-sized companies in the domain of security.
Companies are welcome to introduce their ideas or challenges to the partnership. The participating clusters are open to public-private partnerships, other European networks and companies and individuals that would like to participate.