Innovation Management for Public Security Provision

DRIVER - Driving Innovation in Crisis Management for European Resilience

  • Client: EU

  • Coordinator: ATOS

  • Consortium: 37 partners from 15 European countries

  • Term: 4.5 years, Start: May 2014

  • Budget: ~ € 34 million EU funding, ~ total of € 45 million

  • Project Type: Demonstration Project, Phase II (successor to ACRIMAS)

  • Objective: In addition to crisis management skills in Command, Control & Coordination, Civil Resilience and Training / Learning, the project will develop a networked test bed for the development of European crisis management skills. The test environment will be composed of physical units (test sites in various European crisis management organizations), simulation units and an appropriate methodology.

  •  INT Tasks: INT is the Project’s scientific leader. It also manages Sub-Project 8 "Supporting Information & Analysis", which analyses existing national and international crisis management organization and capabilities, as well as the political and legal framework. Standardization questions are also addressed. In addition, INT contributes to the development of test environment methods, the evaluation of demonstration results, and to dissemination and to societal issues.

  • Contact: Dr. Merle Missoweit, Maike Vollmer, Isabelle Frech, Dr. Daniela Lieberz

  • Link to Project page:

CARONTE - Creating an Agenda for Research on Transportation Security

  • Client: EU

  • Coordinator: Fraunhofer IML

  • Consortium: 11 partners

  • Term: 18 months, Start: June 2014

  • Budget: EU support € 1.3 million, INT share € 57k

  • Objective: Creation of a research agenda for EU COM security in land transport

  • INT Tasks: Collaboration in WP5 "Approaches and Solutions" - analysis of the state of the art and new risks, identification of (ability) gaps, analysis and evaluation of possible solutions, and management of WP6 "Elaboration of a Research Agenda - Developing the Research Agenda”

  • Contact: for ÖFT: Dr. Joachim Burbiel ​​; for IFT: Dr. Ruth Schietke

  • Link to project page: (under construction)

STOA – Science & Technology Options Assessment in Safety & Security for the European Parliament


  • Sponsor: European Parliament

  • Coordinator: Fraunhofer INT

  • Consortium: six Fraunhofer Institutes

  • Term: 12 months (extendable to a maximum of four years); Start: April 2014

  • Budget: Max. € 300k

  • Objective: To provide scientific and technical expertise in "Security and Safety Technologies"

  • INT Task: Project coordination and provision of expertise of the departments TASP and NE

  • Contact: for IFT: Dr. Milos Jovanovic; for ÖFT: Dr. Joachim Burbiel, Dr. Sonja Grigoleit

SoBID - Stand-off Bio Detection (successfully concluded)

  • Client: EDA

  • Coordination: Fraunhofer INT

  • Consortium: 3 partners from 2 countries

  • Budget: € 97k

  • Term: 7 months, Start: February 2013

  • Objective: Creation of a Road Map (2013 - 2023) as a basis for any European investment in Stand-off Bio Detection

    The SoBID project, funded by EDA, aims at delivering insights on potential future technological solutions for stand-off bio detection within a timeframe of 10 to 20 years. The approach chosen for this study is based on desktop research on the state-of -the-art of technologies and systems related to stand-off bio detection, combined with an information exchange workshop. During the first half of the project the state-of-the-art descriptions were finished, the workshop was conducted and its results were analyzed. On this basis, a questionnaire for complementing expert input/interviews was derived and the definition of two distinct road maps was refined. During the second half of the project, the road maps and the accompanying cost estimation will be elaborated.

D-Box - Demining toolbox for humanitarian clearing of large scale areas from anti-personnel landmines and cluster munitions

  • Client: EU

  • Coordination: Astrium S.A.S.

  • Consortium: 20 partners from 10 countries

  • Term: 36 months, Start: January 2013

  • Budget: Funding volume: ~ € 7 million

  • Objectives: Part of the project is to develop an innovative solution offering minesweepers a “toolbox” of the best possible instruments, methods and procedures. This smart toolbox can be applied throughout the demining process, from mission preparation to mine elimination, as well as communication with the public at large and with donors. The toolbox is to be inexpensive, easy to use and adapted to different scenarios and environmental conditions. The project foresees further developments in technologies and methods for the following areas:

    - Mapping

    - Long-range detection

    - Close-range detection

    - Neutralization of mines in a civilian context

    - Development of protective equipment for end-users and the public and

    - Communication of knowledge about the risks of landmines and existing safety rules

    The Toolbox essentially comprises an Information Management System (IMS), which fits into the IMAS rules for Humanitarian Demining.

  • Contact: for ÖFT: Dr. Sonja Grigoleit; for CTF: Kay Suwelack

  • Link to project page:



ETCETERA - Evaluation of critical and emerging technologies for the elaboration of a security research agenda (successfully concluded)

  • Client: EU

  • Coordinator: Fraunhofer INT (IFT & ÖFT)

  • Consortium: 14 partners

  • Budget: approximately € 2 million

  • Term: 25 months, Start: October 2011

  • Objective: Evaluation of critical and new technologies to create a security research plan. Requirements:

1. Identifying technologies necessary for security, especially in areas where European industry is dependent on other regions of the world. In addition, looking for alternative technical solutions that make it possible to use and sell European-made security products worldwide.
2. Identifying highly speculative research fields in "Emerging Technologies" (time horizon: 10 to 20 years). This study should include the following elements:
- Detailed analyses of various "Emerging Technology" areas
- Identification of relevant links with civil security research
- Drafting priority recommendations for future research

  • INT tasks: developing WBAT into "Weighted-bit Assessment Table for Critical Dependencies (WBAT CD)"; "Scanning for Emerging Technologies" and "In-depth Analyses of Emerging Technologies"; Recommendations for an "Emerging Security Technology Research Agenda (ESTRA)"

  • Contact: for ÖFT: Dr. Joachim Burbiel; for IFT: Dr. Ruth Schietke

  • Link to project page:

ACRIMAS - Aftermath Crisis Management System-of-systems Demonstration Phase I (successfully concluded)

  • Client: EU

  • Coordinator: Fraunhofer INT

  • Consortium: 15 partners from 10 countries

  • Term: 15 months, Start: April 2011

  • Budget: € 1.1 million total, EU funding

  • Project Type: Demonstration Project, Phase I

  • Objective: This demonstration activity was put out to tender by the EU to develop new approaches for better coordinated European crisis management skills. The aim of the ACRIMAS Project was to prepare and publicize Phase II, the actual crisis management demonstration activity. For this purpose, a Technology Road Map was developed, as well as a demonstration concept which is now being applied in the DRIVER Project.

  • INT tasks: INT was in charge of the project and the dissemination work package. In addition, INT contributed to the analysis of the political and legal framework, the capability gap analysis, to current research status and to the road map and the demonstration concept.

  • Contact: Dr. Merle Missoweit, Hans-Martin Pastuszka

  • Link to project page: http: //


Level Playing Field for European Defence Industries: The Role of Ownership and Public Aid Practices (successfully concluded)

  • Client: EDA

  • Coordinator: Isdefe

  • Consortium: 3 partners from 3 countries

  • Term: 12 months, Start: April 2008

  • Budget: € 200k

  • Objective: The task of the project was to determine the European defense market situation regarding state / private ownership, mergers and investments and government grants. Data collection was through questionnaires, interviews and workshops. The analysis covered industry, industrial associations, relevant institutions, authorities and ministries in all EDA participating countries (EDA pMS: 26 EU countries, excluding Denmark)

  • INT Tasks: INT’s duty was the methodical preparation and execution of a survey of the defense industries of all EU Member States.

  • Contact: for IFT: Dr. Merle Missoweit; for ÖFT: Dr. Sonja Griegoleit; for WZA: Hans-Martin Pastuszka