ECHO – Establishing and operating a pilot for a Cybersecurity Competence Network to develop and implement a common Cybersecurity Research & Innovation Roadmap


01/02/2019- 31/01/2023

About the project

ECHO delivers an organized and coordinated approach to strengthen proactive cyber defence of the European Union, through effective and efficient multi-sector collaboration. The Partners will execute on a 48-month work plan to develop, model and demonstrate a network of cyber research and competence centres, with a centre of research and competence at the hub. The Central Competence Hub serves as the focal point for the ECHO Multi-sector Assessment Framework enabling multi-sector dependencies management with: the provision of an ECHO Early Warning System; an ECHO Federation of Cyber Ranges; management of an expanding collection of Partner Engagements
The project will develop and operate under an ECHO Governance Model, by which the efforts across the EU Network of Cybersecurity Competence Centres can be coordinated and optimized to provide lasting and sustainable excellence in cybersecurity skills development; research and experimentation; technology roadmaps delivery; and certified security products for improved cybersecurity resilience of Europe, its citizens and its industrial capacity.


Consortium leader: RMA (BE)- Institute

Consortium members:

  • RHEA (BE) – Industry-SME
  • BDI (BG) – Institute
  • Vitrociset (BE) – Industry
  • OHB (DE) – Industry
  • ACEA (IT) – Industry
  • Aon (IT) – Industry
  • Tallin Tech University (EE) -Academic
  • ESI (BG) – Institute
  • IICT-BAS (BG) – Academic
  • Telelink (BG) – Industry-SME
  • CERTH (GR) -Institute
  • Maynooth University (IE) – Academic
  • Telefonica (ES) – Industry
  • Exprivia (IT) – Industry
  • (IT) – Industry
  • AGH (PL) – Academic
  • Laurea University (FI) – Academic
  • Bournemouth university (UK) – Academic
  • National Aerospace University –Kharkiv Aviation Institute (UA) – Institute
  • Semmelweis University HSMTC (HU) – Institute
  • Visionspace (DE) – Industry-SME
  • EASA (EU) – Agency
  • Eurocontrol (BE) – Agency
  • ESA (BE/FR)- Agency

HSMTC contact

Name: Márton Kis
Phone: +36 1 488 7635