Police Academy in Szczytno, Poland, is an academic legal entity; one of the schools for state services, supervised by the Ministry of Internal Affairs. The Academy provides higher education for both law enforcers and civilians on BA, MA, Ph.D. and postgraduate levels. The Academy also serves as a scientific centre oriented towards security, public order and crisis management. It has been involved in a variety of research projects, many of them within EU financed programmes (PHARE, AGIS, DAPHNE, Leonardo Da Vinci).
The Inter-Agency Emergency Management Office (IAEMO) for MEM Region Ireland [South], is comprised of five key agencies:
- An Garda Síochána [Irish National Police]
- Health Services Executive Region South [Irish National Health Service including Ambulance, Hospitals, Public Health and Community Services]
- Cork County Council Local Government [including Fire and Rescue Services]
- Cork City Council Local Government [ including Fire and Rescue Services]
- Kerry County Council Local Government [including Fire and Rescue Services]
Stichting Studio Veiligheid (SSV) is a Dutch National-level organisation supporting innovation. SSV conducts experiments (modelling future events) where it directs innovative steps in the economically vital chains of security, commerce, transportation, logistics, traffic management, enforcement and supervision. Structurally sustainable and scalable solutions are designed and demonstrated with a chain strategy at all levels: administrative, process, information science and technology.
IZEW is an interdisciplinary research center at the University of Tuebingen that explores ethical problems arising from the sciences and humanities. For over 20 years, the IZEW has worked successfully on a wide range of ethical topics. Since 2006, researchers at the Section ‘Security Ethics’ within the IZEW have been analyzing fundamental issues of ethics and security, addressing ethical perspectives on the implementation and deployment of new security technologies and questions of research ethics regarding security. Here, the developments and uses of security technologies are put into an overarching framework of a culture that strongly endorses ‘security’. In this context, security becomes a social good that can (and must) actively be pursued and produced and therefore falls into the scope of ethical analysis.
The Main School of Fire Sevice (SGSP) is an academic facility of state services subordinate to the Minister of Internal Affairs. It educates the firefighters of the State Fire Service, officers of other services and guards, subordinate to the Minister of the Internal Affairs. SGSP also trains civilians.
SGSP possesses a modern educational base, equipped with the latest research and scientific apparatus, computer hardware and audiovisual tools, which in many cases are unique on a national scale. The School is also proud to offer a container-based smoke chamber for training purposes, modern study rooms and specialist laboratories.
The School’s mission is to train the most highly qualified staff in the following areas: natural disasters and social threats assessment, as well as life, health, property, and other values protection against those hazards. MSFS also aims at focusing on patriotic values, dedication to public service and respect for discipline in work and duties.
ASELSAN is the largest electronics integrator in Turkey, in terms of both revenue and employee count. The company serves in the defense and homeland security market, and has over 4000 employees of which 1500 are full-time R&D engineers. ASELSAN has wide range of products, such as electro-optic systems, navigation and guidance systems, communication devices, radar systems, and command and control.
An SME with a presence in UK & Ireland specialising in application development, system integration & consultancy within the following markets:
- Criminal Justice
- Emergency Services
Proven consultancy, data integration & software solution provider to Law Enforcement and Community Safety in the UK, specialising in Prison Intelligence, Offender Management and Multi-Agency information sharing. Hosted & installed emergency mobile messaging services & related system integration for regional emergency services(ambulance, fire etc.) and health departments.
Consorzio Interuniversitario Nazionale per l’Informatica (CINI) is a consortium of 36 Italian Universities involving their Computer Science and Computer Engineering research groups. It was established in 1990 as a non-profit organization to foster the co-operation of Italian computer scientists and engineers in nation-wide and international projects. The consortium operates under surveillance of the Ministry for Education, University and Research (MIUR) and the Ministry for Economic Development. The mission of CINI is to promote and coordinate scientific, research and transfer-of-knowledge activities in the field of information technology, in accordance with the relative national community, and to support the collaboration of the partners with the universities, institutes of higher education, research centers, industries, and Public Administration.
The University of Stuttgart’s Institute for Industrial Engineering (Institut für Arbeitswissenschaft und Technologiemanagement IAT) employs about 140 persons and focuses its research in the field of information management and designs the support of collaboration in crisis management. The main activities regarding this research field are requirement analysis, work process analysis and adaption as well as investigation of possible IT support in order to improve existing processes. www.iat.uni-stuttgart.de
FOI, Swedish Defence Research Agency, is one of Europe’s leading research institutes for applied research in the areas of defence and security. FOI provides its customers with leading expertise in a large number of fields of application through in-house competence and wide-ranging networks. The core activities are research, method and technology development, as well as studies for the use of defence, security and safety. Areas of application, which are both military and civil, include security policy studies and analysis in defence and security, assessment of different types of threats, systems for control and management of crises, protection against and management of hazardous substances, IT-security and the potential of new sensors. We are a government agency but the financing of most of our projects is assignment-based. FOI’s expertise is highly sought after internationally and we have the lead role in a number of EU projects.
Thales is a global technology leader in the Aerospace, Transportation and Defence & Security markets. In 2013, the company generated revenues of €14.2 billion with 65,000 employees in 56 countries. With its 25,000 engineers and researchers, Thales has a unique capability to design, develop and deploy equipment, systems and services that meet the most complex security requirements. Thales has an exceptional international footprint, with operations around the world working with customers and local partners.
ITTI sp. z o.o. is an SME working in IT and telecommunications sectors. The main activities of the company are: technical consulting in the area of telecommunications and IT, applied R&D in the area of IT and telecommunications and development of innovative applications and software solutions. ITTI has been working in EU Framework Programmes (FP7, FP6 and FP5), PASR, EDA programmes (e.g. Joint Investment Programme on Force Protection, Joint Investment Programme on CBRN) as well as in Action Grant CIPS II and NATO Industrial Advisory Group studies. The company has also been active in some Polish applied research projects co-funded by industry and the Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education or National Center of Research and Development. Recently, ITTI has been also involved in the European Space Agency (ESA) projects. Moreover ITTI is an institutional member of the PSCE Forum, Integrated Mission Group for Security (IMG-S) and ITIC Group. The company is also one of the co-founders of Polish Space Industry Association and participates to Wielkopolska ICT Cluster.
Finmeccanica is a global player in the high-tech sectors and a major operator worldwide in the Aerospace, Defence and Security sectors. Finmeccanica is based in Italy, has more than 47,000 employees (latest update 11/30/2015), of whom about 37% abroad, and in 2014 recorded 14.7 billion euro in revenues and received orders in the amount of 15.6 billion. Gianni De Gennaro has been the President since 4 July 2013 and Mauro Moretti has been the CEO and General Manager since 15 May 2014.
e-GEOS, an ASI (20%) / Telespazio (80%) company, is a leading international player in the Earth Observation and Geo-Spatial Information business. e-GEOS offers unique portfolio of application services thanks to the superior monitoring capabilities of COSMO-SkyMed constellation and provides, environmental monitoring, rush mapping in support to natural disaster management, specialized products for defence and intelligence, maritime surveillance, interferometric products for landslide and ground subsidence analysis, thematic mapping for agriculture and forestry. e-GEOS operates the Matera Space Centre for acquisition, archiving and processing of multi-mission satellite data.
The Police Service of Northern Ireland’s purpose is to make Northern Ireland safer for everyone through professional, progressive policing. We achieve this goal through policing with the community. This proactive, community-driven approach sees the police and local community working together to identify and solve problems.
The Universidad Politécnica de Valencia (UPVLC) is a dynamic, innovative public institution, dedicated to research and teaching. UPVLC is comprised of 15 centres. Today, over 42.000 members integrate our academic community: 37.800 of these are students, 2600 are teachers and 1700 belong to the administration and services personnel. The Distributed Real Time Systems Lab (DRTSL) belongs to the Communications Department (CD) the more important one within the UPVLC in terms of research projects development.
The Distributed Real Time Systems Lab (DRTSL) has large expertise in the following research lines: Friendly Force Tracking (FFT) systems design and development, Video surveillance systems design and development, Systems integration and Satellite communications. DRTSL put the focus in the development of FFT systems with the value added feature of multimedia streaming data, sensors integration and full equipment of the dismounted units’ development.