In preparation to the final event – scheduled for early 2022 – SYSTEM is glad to announce a live demonstration of the T4i DOVER™ mounted on an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle, an advanced chemical detector developed by T4i engineering capable of detecting and identifying VOCs.
The demonstration will take place on 27 May 2021 at T4i engineering premises with the participation of the experienced local drone provider PROBOTEK using actual drones equipped with chemical detectors looking for targeted vapour emissions. Two operational scenarios will be hence demonstrated, including real-time data acquisition and transfer to a ground control station. Considering the current COVID-19 restrictions, the event can be attended in presence by a limited number of people and joined remotely upon registration. Remote attendance is limited as well, so email early to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 20 May 2021 to avoid disappointment. The link to the event will be sent to you upon validation of your participation. If you are interested in knowing more about the technologies to be demonstrated, it will be possible for you to book also a virtual one-to-one meeting for a product presentation by emailing at email@example.com. Have a look at the event agenda to know more!
On 5 November 2020 BKA/Bavarian State Police participated to the “EXERTER Virtual Conference 2020” of the SYSTEM sister project EXERTER which, due to COVID pandemic, replaced the “EXERTER conference” initially scheduled to take place in Madrid in May 2020. Organised by the BKA’s Department for Explosives and FOI (Swedish Defence Research Agency), the conference was attended by approximately 90 experts of the explosive’s security community resulting in fruitful discussions with respect to different national and international projects aiming to counter, prevent, mitigate or detect threats associated with explosives. BKA/Bavarian State Police presented the SYSTEM project to share the technologies and analytical methods under development which aim to improve the sensing of explosives. Additionally to the presented projects, the gained practical experiences from the field were presented by LEAs as well as Emergency and Rescue Services referring to some occurred explosive attacks. The agenda of the event is available at the following link: http://www.exerter-h2020.eu/networking—events/exerter-virtual-conference-2020.html
On 13 November 2019 SYSTEM participated to the one-day event “Boosting innovation through standards. Your gateway to market” held in Brussels. This high-level event organised by CEN and CENELEC aimed to boost the market uptake of innovation and research outcomes by using standardisation as enabler. Leading experts in innovation and standardisation presented their experiences in linking the two worlds and highlighting how each one is benefitting from the other. Parallel sessions served as insight to get a deeper knowledge of the various aspects of standardisation. They were specifically tailored for: researchers interested in enhancing their understanding of standards, supporting their ideas to reach the market and learning how to integrate standardisation in research programmes; entrepreneurs looking for increasing their market opportunities; organisations/bodies acting as research and innovation enablers, willing to understand how patents and standards support researchers and innovators and interested in expanding their network within the industry as well as the research and innovation community. FORMIT attended the event on behalf of SYSTEM.
The ERNCIP workshops are regular events organised by the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission to support the science/policy interface for secure and resilient societies. The 3rd ERNCIP Workshop organised in Brussels on 11 November 2019 aimed at presenting the progress of Thematic Groups (TGs) active in ERNCIP. Some of them were strictly connected to SYSTEM activities such as the TGs related to the indoor airborne chemical and biological threats to critical infrastructures, to the chemical and biological risks to drinking water, to the resistance of structures to explosions and to early warning for critical infrastructure protection.
FORMIT joined the 3rd ERNCIP Workshop as coordinator of SYSTEM.
OSDIFE had a presentation and some bilateral talks with participants attending at the Conference “CBRNe Terrorism and New Technologies: Security, Intelligence and Info-sharing” taking place at the premises of the US Naval War College in Newport (USA) on 4 September 2019.
On 30 August 2019 FORMIT as SYSTEM project coordinator participated to the conference “Chemistry meets Industry & Society (CIS2019)” held in Salerno (Italy) with a poster presentation. The event, endorsed by OSDIFE, saw the participation of chemistry scholars, researchers, industries and military forces who discussed about how to combine science with industry and institutions to predict and protect society. Amongst the topics discussed, a special attention was paid on how chemistry should be more focused on sustainability and on how scholars should start thinking about the environmental long-term consequences of their discoveries in chemistry.
OSDIFE had a presentation and some bilateral talks with participants attending at the High-level International Course on “Advanced Systems, Methodologies and Technologies for Security” taking place at the premises of the 7th Army Training Command in Vicenza (Italy) on 24-25 May 2019.
CBRNe Summit Europe is an international event organised on an annual basis and bringing together key military and civil officials from across the UK, Europe, Middle East and North America dealing with CBRNe incidents that share their experience and expertise in the following topics, amongst others: CBRNe capabilities – civil and military perspectives, NATO CBRNe capabilities and international cooperation, first responder techniques – Hazmat, Decon and EOD.
The Security Research Event is the annual meeting where industry, governments and knowledge institutions come together to discuss the state of play and current challenges for security research in Europe, and where EU funded security-related projects were displayed in a large exhibition area.
The 2018 Security Research Event (SRE 2018), jointly organised by the European Commission and the Austrian Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology, took place on 5th and 6th of December in Brussels at the Square Meeting Centre.
Amongst the projects representing the topic “Fight Against Crime and Terrorism” selected to showcase their results was microMole (i.e. one of the two projects from which SYSTEM stemmed from).
SRE 2018 gathered 800 participants representing a wide range of security stakeholders: researchers, industry representatives, public security providers and practitioners (i.e. fire departments, police, border guards, intelligence agencies, etc.), as well as a wide number of policymakers from across Europe.
During the event, FHG and BKA as representatives of microMole and partners of SYSTEM had several discussions with visitors and repeatedly mentioned SYSTEM as microMole’s follow-up that recently started.
The Community of Users on Secure, Safe and Resilient Societies (CoU) is an efficient platform of exchanges gathering together different actors working in the many branches of security and crisis management. Amongst the key objectives it aims to achieve is to ensure that research programming (in particular H2020) takes into account practitioners’ needs, hence promoting relevant research results stemming from them.
Against this backdrop, biannual meetings are coordinated by REA in close coordination with DG HOME and other DGs and held in Brussels with the participation of selected projects to exchange views and experience on a given theme to discuss possible synergies.
On 3 December 2018 BKA was invited to join the “Panel on plans regarding research uptake – ongoing projects” included in the agenda of the “Workshop on Forensics” as representative of the Micromole project (i.e. one of the two projects from which SYSTEM stemmed from). The Workshop was well attended mostly by police representatives but also members of EU bodies. One of the main topics discussed during by the panel was the sustainability of those EU projects and follow-up stories, but also synergies and advantages that security authorities can draw out of the participation in such projects. In this context a reference to our project was mentioned as classical example of a follow-up activity with end-user defined scenarios.