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HfoeD

HOCHSCHULE FUR DEN OFFENTLICHEN DIENST IN BAYERN – BayHfoD

Project Coordinator

The Department of Police is located in Fürstenfeldbruck and in Sulzbach Rosenberg and currently trains the majority of police students in Bavaria at the campus in Fürstenfeldbruck. Students here train for their career on professional and executive levels for the Police Enforcement Service (either Police Force / Constabulary or Criminal Investigation Police Department). The University of Applied Sciences – Police Affairs (HfoeD) teaches future higher ranked police officers in various disciplines including psychology, political science and social sciences.

The inter-disciplinary research team of the HfoeD examines various domains relevant for policing including cybercrime, radicalisation, extremism, terrorism among others. Security research for and via the police strengthens everyday networking in police practice with training and further education, in other words integrating theory and practice. The research team of the HfoeD provides scientific knowledge on relevant topics in the field (i.e. security research, crime prevention or crime research) to police or institutions of the security structure and aids in the design of further training courses and seminars and the mediation of contacts. In addition, the research team supports police and security authorities by providing scientific services in solving day-to-day problems.

Located in the historic city of Alcalá de Henares, 30 kilometers from Madrid, the University has 28,000 students, 2,000 teaching staff and 800 service and administration staff. Its three campuses –the Historic, the Science and Technology and the Guadalajara Campuses— provide  40 undergraduate degree programs, 78 official postgraduate programs and a number of lifelong training courses in all fields of knowledge.

KWP

KOMENDA WOJEWODZKA POLICJI Z SIEDZIBA W RADOMIU – KWP

Regional Police Headquarters in Radom (KWP Radom) is an uniformed and armed force which fulfilling their tasks under the Act of Police (6th of April 1990). The area of operations in Mazovian voivodship – (excluding the territorial competence of the Metropolitan Police Hq – Warsaw and towns around) – this is the area of 29 500 km ². The Masovian garrison employs 6500 policemen and employees of the Police. There are: Regional Police Headquarters, 4 City Police Headquarters and 24 District Police Headquarters.

We may enumerate six main priorities of Mazovian Police such as:

Priority I – to ensure a real increase of citizens’s satisfaction with the quality of policemens’s work as well as the elimination of particularly socially undesirable behaviours.

Priority II – improvement of safety in connection with mass events.

Priority III – to increase the effectiveness of Police investigations which are led on scene of crime or offence.

Priority IV – to improve road traffic safety.

Priority V – enlargement of policemen’s and employees’s satisfaction level through the assurance of optimum conditions to realization of tasks.

Priority VI – action aiming to limit of juvenile delinquency and improvement of young people’s safety.

The  main goal is to serve and protect people, as well as to maintain public order and security.

The usual police activities include:

  • the protection of people’s health and life, the protection of property,
  • the protection of public safety and order,
  • creating and organizing “community policing” and crime prevention activities,
  • combating crimes and offences, arresting people who committed crimes,
  • the control of regulations, regarding public life and public spaces,
  • the cooperation / collaboration with police forces from other countries and international organizations.
LBU

LIBEREU ENTREPRENEURSHIP LTD – LBU

LBU is a boutique SME which specializes in initiating of research and innovation projects in variety of fields such as ICT, cyber, health, transportation, security, climate change, finance and more.  The projects initiation is done through collaborations with universities, research institutions, industrial companies and governmental bodies who wish to innovate to grow their business and improve their services and operations.  The process of initiation and innovation begins with a comprehensive and in-depth analysis of problems together with the customers/partners and then, defining and designing the solutions and scope of its implementation in detail (from co-ideation to production and business). 

IGP

THE GENERAL POLICE INSPECTORATE OF THE REPUBLIC OF MOLDOVA – IGP

Is the administrative authority subordinated to the Ministry of Internal Affairs, which ensures, according to the law, the implementation of state policies in the field of maintaining, ensuring and restoring public order and security, protection of the rights and legitimate interests of the person and the Community, prevention, investigating and discovering crimes and offenses, carrying out justice, assisting the population and local public administration authorities. The Inspectorate represents the central unit of administration and control of the Police, with the status of a legal entity governed by public law, having competence throughout the territory of the Republic of Moldova, has its headquarters in the municipality of Chisinau, has a stamp with the image of the state coat of arms and the name in the state language, as well as treasury account and other specific attributes, in the established manner.

The Inspectorate has the mission of coordinating and organizing activities oriented toward the application of measures to maintain public order and security, in order to increase the safety of citizens, to streamline the process of preventing and combating the criminal phenomenon, of identifying and countering attacks on life, freedom, health and integrity of persons, private and public property, other legitimate interests of the community.

In order to fulfill its mission, the Inspectorate ensures the execution of the following basic functions:

1. implementation of state policies in the field of maintaining, ensuring and restoring public order and security, prevention, investigation and detection of crimes and offenses;
2. ensuring the defense of life, integrity, health and freedom of the person, private and public property, other legitimate rights of the person and the community;
3. ensuring cooperation with central and local public administration authorities, civil society, media, as well as with international bodies;
4. ensuring efficient management of human resources, discipline and legality, permanent training and improvement, legal and social protection of employees, as well as development and consolidation of the technical and material base;
5. strengthening the managerial capacities of the Police subdivisions by monitoring compliance with the legislation, Implementation of policies developed by the Ministry of Internal Affairs and control of their application by all subordinated structures in their areas of responsibility, as well as control of the distribution and use of administrative, human, financial and logistical resources.

Fields of activity

1. maintaining, ensuring and restoring public order and security, protecting the rights and legitimate interests of the person and the community;
2. prevention of offenses and offenses;
3. investigation of offenses and offenses, as well as criminal prosecution;
4. ensuring justice;
5. assistance of the population and local public administration authorities;
6. organization of police activities.

HP

HELLENIC POLICE – HP

The Hellenic Police assumed its present structure in 1984 when the Gendarmerie and the Urban Police Forces were merged. Hellenic Police is a Law Enforcement Agency and its mission is to:

  • Ensure peace and order as well as citizens’ unhindered social development, a mission that includes general policing duties and traffic safety.
  • Prevent and interdict crime as well as to protect the State and the democratic form of government within the framework of constitutional order, a mission that also includes the implementation of public and state security policy.
  • Prevent and deter the illegal entrance – exit of aliens in Greece and to control the implementation of the legislation related to the entrance, exit, stay and labor of aliens in the country, including the policing of aliens and the protection of borders.

Hellenic Police is comprised of both central and regional Services. Hellenic Police’s headquarters is the supreme authority over these Services. Its efforts center on the fulfilment of the Force’s mission, within the framework of the Ministry of Citizen’s Protection policy.

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PRIVANOVA SAS – PN

Leading knowledge provider focusing on research, innovation management and compliance services, Privanova operates at the interface between privacy, technology, and policy. Its activities focus on the analysis of legal, ethical and technological issues, often from the law enforcement perspective. PN team includes former INTERPOL and UN Security Council and EU professionals experienced in managing the whole EU project life-cycle. Together, PN consultants have initiated, managed or successfully participated in more than 50 FP7, H2020 and Horizon Europe consortia. 

SPA

POLISMYNDIGHETEN SWEDISH POLICE AUTHORITY – SPA

The National Forensic Centre, NFC, is an independent expert organization within the Swedish Police Authority with an overall responsibility for forensics. Our main task is to conduct forensic investigations and analyzes on behalf of the judicial authorities. NFC also conducts research and development within the forensic field, in close cooperation with the National Operations Department and the police regions.

UPM

UNIVERSIDAD POLITECNICA DE MADRID – UPM

Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM) is the largest Spanish technological university. With two recognitions as Campus of International Excellence, it is outstanding in its research activity together with its training of highly-qualified professionals, competitive at an international level. It is among the Spanish universities with the greatest research activity and first in the capture of external resources in a competitive regime. UPM signs annually around 600 contracts with private businesses, due to its traditional and close relationship with the industrial and business sector in all Engineering fields. 

The UPM’s group participating in POLIIICE has experience in practical QKD and conventional cryptography, having installed the first point to point quantum link in Spain and, together with Telefónica R&D —the major telecommunications company in the country— has built several QKD network prototypes. The emphasis of these networks is on shared infrastructure between quantum and classical communications using as much as possible standardised and commercial grade equipment. The prototypes spanned three major technological changes, the last using the new Software Defined Networking (SDN) and Network Function Virtualization (NFV) paradigms. In 2018 it was installed in three Telefonica’s production facilities in downtown Madrid and was the first in the world to demonstrate a range of SDN technologies. Since then, the Madrid Quantum Network has been expanded and is currently one of the largest quantum networks in Europe, with more than eleven points of presence, several of them in the production network of RedIMadrid, the network provider for research and education in Madrid. This expansion is made possible by the OpenQKD and CiViQ projects, in which the UPM plays a significant role, leading the Network WPs, participating in the scientific and technical board teams and coordinating the Madrid Quantum Network. During its evolution, the MQN tried different technologies and architectures, from stand-alone metro quantum networks designed to maximize the key throughput avoiding the need of trusted nodes, to entanglement distribution.  The team has also developed novel algorithms for information reconciliation and is also skilled in security evaluation, mainly of software, protocol implementation and application development. The team has also participated in standardization activities in major SDOs (ETSI, ITU, CEN/CENELEC). Founding member of the European Telecommunications Standards Institute Industry Specification Group on QKD in 2008 and vice-chair in several years. Several standards already approved.  

MU

MASARYKOVA UNIVERZITA – MU

Masaryk University is the second-largest university in the Czech Republic, offering accredited programmes at the Bachelor’s, Master’s and doctoral levels. It was founded in 1919 in Brno, the South Moravian Region, as the second Czech university. It comprises ten faculties, educates more than 33,000 students, and employs more than 2,750 academic staff.

The Faculty of Law of MU has been conducting extensive legal research for years under the Horizon 2020/Horizon Europe, ERC, DG Just and other international and national funding frameworks. Moreover, it is a member of international law education and practice organizations, such as the European Law Faculties Association, Rotterdam Law Network and the International Association of Law Schools.

The Insititute of Law and Technology is an academic institute within the Faculty of Law of MU. It is the first academic and research centre in the Czech Republic to focus on the legal aspects of modern technologies. Since 2010, the research team has been involved in research and teaching on topics such as electronic evidence and investigatory powers, cybercrime and cybersecurity, copyright, personal data protection or e-government and open data. The Institute of Law and Technology is one of the three founding European Law and ICT Academy members.

CEA

CEA

CEA-Leti, a technology research institute at CEA, is a global leader in miniaturization technologies enabling smart, energy-efficient and secure solutions for industry. Founded in 1967, CEA-Leti pioneers micro-& nanotechnologies, tailoring differentiating applicative solutions for global companies, SMEs and startups. CEA-Leti tackles critical challenges in healthcare, energy and digital migration. From sensors to data processing and computing solutions, CEA-Leti’s multidisciplinary teams deliver solid expertise, leveraging world-class pre-industrialization facilities. With a staff of more than 2,000 talents, a portfolio of 3,200 patents, 11,000 sq. meters of cleanroom space and a clear IP policy, the institute is based in Grenoble, France, and has offices in Silicon Valley, Brussels and Tokyo. CEA-Leti has launched 76 startups and is a member of the Carnot Institutes network.

Technological expertise

CEA has a key role in transferring scientific knowledge and innovation from research to industry. This high-level technological research is carried out in particular in electronic and integrated systems, from microscale to nanoscale. It has a wide range of industrial applications in the fields of transport, health, safety and telecommunications, contributing to the creation of high-quality and competitive products.

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KENTRO MELETON ASFALEIAS – ΚEMEA

The Center for Security Studies (Kentro Meleton Asfaleias – KEMEA), founded in 2005 by Law 3387, is a scientific, consulting and research organization overseen by the Minister of Citizen Protection, governed by common law and annually audited by chartered accountants. Its principal purpose is to conduct theoretical and applied research and studies, particularly at strategic level, on security topics and policies. Moreover, it is the think-tank of the Ministry of Citizen Protection on numerous policies such as public order, correctional services, terrorism prevention, crime prevention, integrated border management and civil protection as well as on various other security and societal issues; it also provides advisory and consulting risk-management services to an array of public and private organizations.

KEMEA is governed by a 7-member Board of Directors (BoD) and managed by an Executive Director and a Deputy Executive Director, all appointed by decision of the Minister of Citizen Protection. The composition of KEMEA’s BoD, where both the Hellenic Police (HP) and the Hellenic Coast Guard (HCG) are represented, is indicative of KEMEA’s interservice orientation.

Currently, KEMEA employs one hundred and seventy-five (175) scientific and research associates with a broad range of high-calibre academic backgrounds and professional expertise. Of them, forty-four (44) are in active service at the domestic law enforcement, civil protection and defense agencies. To meet the growing needs of the security and law enforcement practitioners and related academia, KEMEA has participated in research projects of the Horizon 2020 – the Research and Innovation Framework Programme of the European Commission – ever since it was launched; part of the H2020 is devoted to “Secure Societies – Protecting freedom and security of Europe and its citizens”.

TID

TELEFONICA INVESTIGACION Y DESARROLLO SA – TID

Founded in 1924, Telefónica is one of the largest Telecommunication Services Providers, offering fixed and mobile connectivity and digital services​.

​The group operates public networks in 12 countries in Europe and Latin America​ with more than 360 million subscribers, and has commercial presence in 170 countries​.

Headquartered in Madrid, it is a 100% listed company, in the stock markets of Madrid, New York and Lima​.

With more than 100.000 employees worldwide the group consolidated revenues for Fiscal Year 2021 added up to 39 € billion, making it oner of the world’s 300 largest companies.

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NOKIA

As a B2B technology innovation leader, NOKIA is the pioneering networks that sense, think and act by leveraging their work across mobile, fixed and cloud networks. In addition, NOKIA creates value with intellectual property and long-term research, led by the award-winning Nokia Bell Labs. Service providers, enterprises and partners worldwide trust NOKIA to deliver secure, reliable and sustainable networks today – and work with us to create the digital services and applications of the future.

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ROHDE & SCHWARZ GMBH & CO. KOMMANDITGESELLSCHAFT – RS

Rohde & Schwarz develops, produces and markets a wide range of electronic capital goods for industry, infrastructure operators and government customers. The independent group is among the technology and market leaders in all of its business fields, including wireless communications and RF test and measurement, broadcast and media, air traffic control and military radiocommunications, cybersecurity and network technology.

In fiscal year 2022/2023, Rohde & Schwarz generated EUR 2.78 billion in revenue. The company owes this tremendous success to its 13,800 highly qualified employees in over 70 countries

EP

POLITSEI – JA PIIRIVALVEAMET – EP

The Police and Border Guard Board is a governmental agency within the Estonian Ministry of Interior and is responsible for law enforcement and internal security in the Republic of Estonia.

IPJGL

INSPECTORATUL DE POLITIE JUDETEAN GALATI – IPJGL

The general legal framework that regulates the activity of the Romanian Police is Law no. 218 of April 23, 2002 regarding the organization and operation of the Romanian Police. The new Statute of the policeman, adopted by Law no. 360/2002, completes and details the provisions regarding the conduct, within the limits and according to the law, of this activity put at the service of the community.

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MINISTERIO DEL INTERIOR / POLICIA NACIONAL – ESMIR

The Spanish National Police is a police force (LEA) born in 1824. PN has been growing up as police force from its origin to the present day. Currently, we are more than 70.000 police officers, and it is a nationwide Law Enforcement Agency.

One of the PN strategic lines in home security is to achieve a more dynamic police force, more efficient and more intelligent use of new technologies and new working methods to be more effective.

According to the Organic Law 2/86, depending on the Spanish Ministry of the Interior, the PN statutory tasks, among others, are: “Capture, receive and analyze the data of interest in order to ensure public security, and study, plan and execute all the techniques and methods to prevent crime”. In order to carry out this mandate, the Spanish National Police is in charge of:

  • To Aid and protect persons and goods.
  • To Maintain and restore public order and citizens´ security.
  • To investigate crimes, arresting the culprits and bringing perpetrators to justice.
  • To Collect and analyze interesting data in order to keep public security.
  • To Issue and control national identity cards and passports.
  • To enforce the legislation on foreigners.
  • To collaborate and aid other countries’ LEAs.
  • To control private security
KPMG

KPMG PS – KPMG

KPMG Denmark

KPMG Denmark is a member firm of the KPMG global network of professional firms operating in 145 countries and territories across the globe. KPMG Denmark has more than 900 employees and partners, and is the home of the KPMG Global Quantum Hub in the NewTech department. Based in the Copenhagen office, KPMG Denmark, NewTech, offers education and advice on how to prepare organizations for the advent of Quantum Technologies, and leverages partnerships with leading universities and tech-giants developing actual quantum hardware. KPMG Denmark, NewTech, offers guidance within Quantum Sensing, Quantum Communication and Quantum Computing technologies, helping identifying use cases, assessing cyber-risks and educate on quantum computers and their application. KPMG Denmark, NewTech, will leverage their expert knowledge on application of Quantum Technologies to support the project.

KPMG

SOMEKH CHAIKIN PARTNERSHIP – KPMG SP

(Affiliated ENTITY)

KPMG Israel

KPMG Israel is an affiliated entity to KPMG Denmark in the POLIIICE project. KPMG Israel currently has over 1,130 employees and serves thousands of clients throughout the country. KPMG Israel department involved in the project, KPMG Edge – Israel R&D Center, will contribute to the Data Analytics, AI modelling and several other research tasks of the project.

KPMG Edge – Israel R&D Center Data & Analytics has been recognized at a global level to develop and deliver innovative solutions based on edge cutting technologies in the fields of Cloud Infrastructure, Data Lake design & deployment, Big Data Analytics, Anomaly and Fraud detection, Digital Transformation, Cybersecurity and Artificial Intelligence for diverse industries and sectors such as Government, Communication, Healthcare, Environment (ESG), Defense, Industrial, Finance and Retail.

BAE

BAE SYSTEMS APPLIED INTELLIGENCE LIMITED – BAE

(Associated participant)

BAE Systems provides some of the world’s most advanced, technology-led defence, aerospace and security solutions. BAE employs worldwide a skilled workforce of 90,500 people in more than 40 countries. Working with customers and local partners, BAE develops, engineers, manufactures, and supports products and systems to deliver military capability, protect national security and people, and keep critical information and infrastructure secure.

BAE strategy is comprised of five key long-term areas of focus that will help to achieve BAE vision and mission. It is centred on maintaining and growing core franchises and securing growth opportunities through advancing our three strategic priorities and demonstrating Company Behaviours. 

CENTRIC

SHEFFIELD HALLAM UNIVERSITY – CENTRIC

(Associated participant)

The Centre of Excellence in Terrorism, Resilience, Intelligence and Organised Crime Research (CENTRIC) is a multidisciplinary, security focused research centre at Sheffield Hallam University. The vision for CENTRIC is to deliver Excellence in Applied Research for Security and Policing. To achieve this, CENTRIC collaborates with a number of academic, law enforcement, government and industry partners from across the globe to provide solutions to some of the most pressing contemporary security challenges.

By delivering ground-breaking research, advanced technological capabilities, professional expertise and training to law enforcement and other security stakeholders, CENTRIC is in a unique position to offer innovative solutions informed by the operational reality of modern-day law enforcement.