Strategic Programs for Advanced Research and Technology in Europe

We are re-imagining the way cybersecurity research, innovation, and training are performed in the European Union.


Engineering of complex IT systems 

Domaine: Software industry 

Innovation theme: Cyber Security 


Cybersecurity is an urgent and major societal challenge. In correlation with the digitization of our societies, cyberthreats are having an increasing impact on our lives: it is essential to ensure digital security and strategic autonomy of the EU by strengthening its cybersecurity capacities. This challenge will require the coordination of Europe’s best competences, along with strong international cooperations, towards common research and innovation goals.

SPARTA is a novel cybersecurity competence network, with the objective to collaboratively develop and implement top-tier research and innovation actions. Strongly guided by concrete challenges forming an ambitious Cybersecurity Research & Innovation Roadmap, SPARTA will tackle hard innovation challenges, leading the way in building transformative capabilities and forming a world-leading cybersecurity competence network across the EU. Four initial research and innovation programs will push the boundaries to deliver advanced solutions to cover emerging issues, with applications from basic human needs to economic activities, technologies, and sovereignty.