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GRANTS: No Blue Monday

posted Jan 17, 2017, 3:22 AM by Marco Spruit
Yesterday on Blue Monday I received the far-from-depressing news that the European Commission has awarded a 5.6 million Euro grant to the Horizon2020 project SMESEC: "Protecting Small and Medium-sized Enterprises digital technology through an innovative cyber-SECurity framework". This Innovation Action brings together a consortium of 12 partners from 7 countries. Its main goal is to develop a cost-effective framework based on Marco's Information Security Focus Area Maturity (ISFAM) model to support SMEs in managing network information security risks and threats. Pilots will be performed in e-Voting, Smart Cities, IIoT and Smart Grid services. UU's PhD position will further develop the family of maturity models.

In related news, I also got a Christmas present from the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNF) who awarded a 475K grant to the project OPTICA: "Optimising PharmacoTherapy In the multimorbid elderly in Primary CAre: a cluster randomised controlled trial". This project aims to introduce the STRIP Assistant in Swiss primary care. This good news also signifies the return of Michiel Meulendijk as a partime postdoc.