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fit4sec - Centre of Excellence for Security and Technology

The Centre of Expertise for Security and Technology – fit4sec – was supported by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) from 2013 until the end of 2016 as part of the 1. initiative “Deutsche Antragsteller fit für Europa” (German Applicants fit for Europe). This so called lighthouse project aimed to pool the expertise in the German security sector so as to successfully form German-European research alliances together with academic partners and end-users. The intention of this was to improve the initial position of German enterprises for participating in European security research projects.fit4sec also developed tools whereby security research findings can be applied efficiently in academic and vocational training. This will help counteract the future shortage of qualified personnel in the civil security sector.

Among the core team of fit4sec – comprising the IABG in Ottobrunn and Berlin, Brandenburg Institute for Society and Security (BIGS) in Potsdam, Fraunhofer Institute for Open Communication Systems (FOKUS) in Berlin and the University of the Federal Armed Forces in Munich (UniBwM) – the work of BIGS (“Capacity Building for a European Security Research”) focused on socio-scientific aspect of security research (in particular in the field of  societal resilience).

The core results of the project are documented in the final project report. More information on the project (on how to become a partner) and the successor project BERKoS (Building European Consortia for Security Research) can be retrieved from the Website.