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Governance Principles

The governance choices that SPARTA is experimenting have strived to draw from the state-of-the-art in research and innovation organization, mission-oriented policies, and public procurement management. Governance in SPARTA is described over multiple levels of decision-making, ranging from top-level strategic directions to operational management of tasks.

More than anything, SPARTA advocates for the implementation of self-aware capacities, with honest feedback loops and dynamic features, as a...
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Cooperation Challenges

SPARTA is a 44 partner-wide consortium across 14 countries in Europe and while it brings a wide range of ideas and a important diversity, it also brings cooperation challenges. How does SPARTA solves such challenges? On organisational front, SPARTA is composed of 8 bodies to structure the workload in SPARTA while also facilitation cooperation between different aspect of SPARTA. These bodies are composed of two decision board, the Strategic Direction which coordinates governance and the Execut...
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SPARTA commended as a major initiative for Cybersecurity Research and Innovation

SPARTA was invited to the “Forum International de la Cybersécurité” (FIC) in Lille, end of January to promote its actions as a pilot for the new European Cybersecurity Competence Network. With more than 12 500 participants from all over the globe, FIC is a major event in Cybersecurity and SPARTA managed to communicate its vision to various actors.

A notable event at FIC, was the publication by the French government of the report on “Campus Cyber”, a French initiative to build the French cybe...
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Women in SPARTA

SPARTA has been researching the issues that may be at the backbone of the gender gap faced in the cybersecurity field, striving to understand what could enhance the inclusion and attraction of women into the cybersecurity workforce.

The lack of role models in the industry, related to the lack of visibility of women working in cybersecurity is a real problem. The industry often fails to retain women in cybersecurity workplaces due to its male-dominated environment that it is not inclusive nor...
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SPARTA Week

The SPARTA Week took place at INESC BRUSSELS HUB, between the 24th and the 27th of February. SPARTA partners met upon a concrete challenge: cooperate to achieve European cybersecurity sovereignty!
SPARTA Week welcomed several meetings where ideas were exchanged, knowledge was shared and new strategies and collaborations emerged with the ultimate purpose of leverage the SPARTA mission.

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Ep.3 - SPARTA TALKS🎙Responsible innovation

In this episode, we speak with Michael Friedwald from Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research. He is working in SPARTA to ensure that responsible innovation is always at the forefront of SPARTA activities.

This project has received funding from the European Union‘s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 830892



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Ep.2 - SPARTA TALKS🎙 European government and private businesses preparedness for cyber-attacks

In this podcast, Peter Balint from Technikon speaks with Marine Magnant - Global Field Marketing Director from Yes We Hack, a European bug bounty platform which is a project partner in SPARTA. We are also joined by Florent Kirchner who speaks about the need for concerted activities by various different groups to push the European government and private businesses toward preparedness in the case of cyber-attack. Find out what it takes to define success in this large-scale project involving for...
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Ep.1 - SPARTA TALKS 🎙What is SPARTA?

In this podcast, Peter Balint from Technikon speaks with Florent Kirchner about a new project called SPARTA. Mr. Kirchner is the project coordinator for this colossal effort to unify computer security research and implementation in the European Union. He speaks about the need for concerted activities by various different groups to push the European government and private businesses toward preparedness in the case of cyber-attack. Find out what it takes to define success in this large-scale pr...
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