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Research & Technology 

A wide range of research and technological developments, as well as capacity-building and training projects, are striving to support the implementation of the European policies.

Security & Defence research activities have emerged in Europe in the early 2000s with the objective to answer operational needs from the 27 EU member states and beyond.    

Our expertise 

ISA is active in the European security, defence and intelligence research scene, and has the capability to handle the role of a coordinator or of a key partner. We exploit the outcomes of our projects by either creating new products and services for our customers or enhancing our existing offerings in the areas of Intelligence, Security, and Defence. Our experts have been active in EU since 2005 on several EU fundings: 

Security (Research) programmes 

  • PASR - Preparatory Action for Security Research (2004-2006)

  • FP7 ESRP - Framework Programme 7 European Security Research Programme (2007-2013)

  • H2020 Secure Societies (2014-2020)

  • Horizon Europe (2021-2027)

  • ISF - Internal Security Fund (2021-2027)

Defence Research Programmes 

  • NATO SPS - Science for Peace and Security

  • EDA JIP-CBRN - European Defence Agency Joint Investment Programme on CBRNe

  • EDF - European Defence Fund (2021-2027)

Our expertise allows us to cover the following activities: 

  • Management & Coordination 

  • State of the art - SOTA

  • Desk research and literature review

  • Threat analysis

  • Risk assessment 

  • Vulnerability assessment

  • Management of end-users 

    • End-users requirements ​

    • End-users validation 

  • System design 

  • Dissemination & Exploitation ​


  • PANDEM - Pandemic Risk & Emergency Management

  • MAGNETO - Multimedia Analysis and Correlation Engine for Organized Crime Prevention and Investigation

  • QUIXOTE - Quick Xor Technology for cold-plasma Biological & Chemical decontamination

  • ALIGNER - Artificial Intelligence Roadmap for Policing and Law Enforcement

  • PROACTIVE - PReparedness against CBRNE threats through cOmmon Approaches between security praCTItioners and the VulnerablE civil society

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