Horizon 2020

The goal of the program is to spear-head in paving the way towards full integration between national and EU programs as enabled by Horizon 2020.

The importance of ICT as an engine for economic growth has been acknowledged by the Horizon 2020. In the list of concrete goals the ICT part of Horizon 2020 lists 7 pillars:

Digital single market

Interoperability and standardization

Trust and security

Fast and ultra-fast internet access

Research and innovation

Enhancing digital literacy, skills, and inclusion

ICT enabled benefits for EU society

Of these pillars, Cyber Trust will be the Finnish national effort to tackle two – Trust and security and Research and innovation. The goals of the Cyber Trust program will help in the creation of digital services and are fundamentally in line with the list of actions proposed by Horizon2020. Moreover, the Cyber Trust is positioned so that research and innovation take place in a fashion that leveraging even smaller investments lead to considerable financial gains.

H2020 focuses strongly on increased capability for better and faster reaction to the market changes and business impact of the research. These goals are well aligned with the Cyber Trust vision, business cases, and concrete goals.


EIT Digital

Cooperation with EIT Digital’s Innovation Area Privacy, Security and Trust in the Information Society

CSP Forum

European Commission activities on Trust and Security covering Cybersecurity and Online Privacy. The CSP FORUM – Clustering Trust and Security research projects (coordinated and run by the EU FP7 SecCord CSA project).

The European Cloud Partnership (ECP)

The European Cloud Partnership – ECP as a potential pilot forum and “customer” for the project results as it brings together industry and the public sector to establish a Digital Single Market for cloud computing in Europe.


The US based initiatives, such as the National Science and Technology Council (NSTC) and with National Science Foundation’s (NSF) joint federal strategic plan for cybersecurity research and development to “change the game,” minimize the misuses of cyber technology, bolster education and training in cybersecurity, establish a science of cybersecurity, and transition promising cybersecurity research into practice. NSF Program on Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace (SaTC) – NSF 13-578

China-Finland Strategic ICT Alliance

The Chinese research programs like 863 key projects, 973 key projects about cloud security and 5G security are among prospective partners. Cooperation with Chinese Cyber Security research activities and entities can be facilitated by the China-Finland Strategic ICT Alliance (DIMECC is the Finland side coordinator) to involve relevant universities, research centers and companies

FISC – Finnish Information Security Cluster

Finnish Information Security Cluster is an organization established in 2012 by major Finnish information security companies to promote their business and operations in national and international context.

INKA – Innovative Cities 2014-2020, cyber security theme

One currently running research programme that supports this strategic research agenda is INKA (Ministry of Employment and The Economy 2014). The purpose of the programme is to accelerate major projects that create new business and international competitive advantages through cooperation between cities and the state. Administered by the Finnish Funding Agency for Technology and Innovation (Tekes), the programme will run from 2014 to 2020. In addition to funding from cities and the state, the programme will use financial support from European Structural Fund Programmes to strengthen innovation hubs


The duty areas of CERT-FI includes solving information security violations and threats against network, communications and value-added services; gathering information on such incidents; and disseminating information on information security matters. The objective of CERT-FI’s activities is to: ensure that public communications networks and communications services function safely and properly; and safeguard functions that are vital to society.