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General Information
The date when the cluster organisation was established: 
Monday, 7 September, 2009
Number of staff in the management team of the cluster organisation : 
1-5
Regions: 
Castilla y León
Cluster Excellence Label: 
Bronze Label
Other Label: 
https://www.spainclusterbond.es/
Membership to other networks/partnerships: 
NameWebsite
ECSO
Cluster Management Team: 
NameSurnamePositionTelephoneEmailGender
Amelia
Alonso
Project Manager
+34630952770
amelia.alonso@aeiciberseguridad.es
Female
Tomás
Castro
ECCP Responsible Person
+34607348075
presidente@aeiciberseguridad.es
Male
Cristina
Prieto
Other
+34645612987
cristina.prieto@aeiciberseguridad.es
Female
Raúl
Amarelle
Internationalisation Responsible
+34619327713
raul.amarelle@aeiciberseguridad.es
Male
Languages spoken: 
English
Spanish
Sectoral and Industrial Focus
Sectoral Industries: 
Information Technology and Analytical Instruments
Technology fields: 
Technical Standards
S3 EU priority areas: 
ICT trust, cyber security & network security
Areas of specialisation of the cluster not covered above: 
CYBERSECURITY
Composition of the cluster
Total number of members: 
76
Number of SME members: 
44
Number of larger company members: 
14
Number of research organisations/universities/technology centres: 
7
Number of other ecosystem actors : 
11
Entrepreneurship and scale-up support facilities in the cluster's ecosystem (see "Organisation type"): 
Name and link of major players: 
NameWebsiteType
ACCENTURE
Larger Company
CARTIF
Technology Center
CITIC
Technology Center
CSA
Larger Company
COTESA
Larger Company
GMV
Larger Company
Grupo CFI
SME
INDRA
Larger Company
OESIA
Larger Company
PANDA SECURITY
Larger Company
PLAIN CONCEPTS
SME
PROCONSI
SME
S21SEC
Larger Company
TECNOSYLVA
SME
TELECOM. 8 CAÑOS
SME
UNIV. LEÓN
University
XERIDIA
SME
HARDTRONIC
SME
LEASBA CONSULTING
SME
GRUPO SGS
Larger Company
UNIV. SALAMANCA
University
BIT4ID
Larger Company
PROSEGUR
Larger Company
GEMINA VII
SME
INNOTEC SYSTEM
SME
NEXTEL
SME
FCSCYL
Research Organisation
GRADIANT
Technology Center
INNOVATION 4 SECURITY
SME
INCIBE
Research Organisation
MNEMO
Larger Company
VINTEGRIS
SME
ENEO TECNOLOGÍA
SME
INGENIA
SME
GOVERTIS
SME
SOFTCOM
SME
VECTOR ITC GR
Larger Company
SOPORTTEC
SME
SION CERTIFICATIONS
SME
NUNSYS
SME
GR. SOTHIS
SME
THE SECURITY SENTINEL
SME
HISPAWEB
SME
INTEC
SME
ARSI SPAIN
SME
CONCEPTIVITY
SME
SIMARKS
SME
THINK CONSULTORES
SME
EXCELLENCE INNOVA
SME
SIE SOLUCIONES
SME
UVA- FUNGE
University
Cluster Strategy
Mission/Objectives: 

The Spanish Cybersecurity Innovation Cluster (AEI Ciberseguridad y Tecnologías Avanzadas) brings together companies, Research Centres, Universities,  public and other private organizations interested in promoting new technologies, the industrial sector and other related stakeholders, wishing to contribute to the objectives of the Association regarding Security Technologies, at national and international level.

 Our main goal is to foster the technological ecosystem that was being developed around INCIBE and to support the leading business companies in the sector of New Technologies settled in León and Spanish technological business companies in general, principally PYMES (SME: Small and Medium-sized Enterprises), which generate innovation concerning IT security. We must not forget that inter-business cooperation and competitiveness are being increasingly encouraged both at national and at European level and, together with innovation, they are our major targets for the future.

Raising society’s and AA.PP’s (Public Administration: Civil Service) consciousness through campaigns of Awareness (Forums, Conferences, Workshops) of the need for the good use of ICT. Nowadays, the information contained in many of the ICT systems of the civil services in Spain, and the assistance they supply, are national strategic assets; thus, strengthening national IT Security will provide AA.PPs, the industrial and business fabric, the scientific community and citizens in general with greater confidence in the use of ICT.

For this purpose, the public authorities or government bodies responsible for it should work in coordination with the private sector and with citizens themselves to guarantee the safety and reliability of the systems that sustain the so-called Information Society.

 

 

 

 

 

Do you have a formalised strategy?: 
Yes
Do you have a specific strategy focus that addresses internationalisation ?: 
Yes
Services
Support services provided: 
Facilitation of collaboration between members
Facilitation of cross-sectorial cooperation
Trend-scouting (Ideas for innovative projects)
Periodic Information dissemination
Details of support services: 

The Working Groups are composed by the AEI members and are tackling priority issues, as defined by the Strategic Plan.

The Working Groups are... 

  • Innovation and Development (R&D). Leadership: Mr. Constantino Lázaro (Proconsi)
  • Training. Leadership: Mr.Luis Panizo (León University)
  • International: cPPP. Leadership: Mr. Carlos Prieto-Sainz (SGS)
  • International: Cybersecurity Seal. Leadership: Mr. Julio César Miguel (Grupo CFI)

Some of the most important reasons for companies to seek collaboration include access to new markets, a wider range of products, access to growth, additional production capacity, cost reduction, access to skilled labor and access to capital.

Companies collaborate by organizing forums in different formats, for instance, general assemblies, etc.

The main goals are:

  • The exchange and development of experiences and initiatives.
  • The creation of common infrastructures, for example, shared facilities within the framework of a given activity, territory, etc.
  • The promotion of collaborative projects among AEI institutions and among business companies themselves, whether in R&D or innovation and foreign trade, etc.
  • Fund-raising for R&D&I in collaborative projects along the lines of regional, national and European aid.

Among our activities, which are part of the AEI’s courses of action as regards security, we could highlight:

  • The promotion of the implementation of business and technological services for members, which is achieved throughout the exchange of information about R&D&I.
  • The promotion of specialized training in security matters for the staff from business companies belonging to the cluster and for those students that will be future members.
  •  Raising public awareness of the need of ICT security, by organizing workshops and conferences like the one held on 12th February 2014 in collaboration with the BBVA on entrepreneurship in the sector.
  • The promotion of internationalization with companies, such as the missions accomplished in Portugal and Mexico, or those planned for this year in Israel and Silicon Valley.

These are the lines in which some of the activities that we have carried out in the Association are developed, being widely accepted by companies and always starting from initiatives proposed by them -in the working groups created for the smooth running of the AEI’s courses of action, which are advised by a Scientific Advisory Committee consisting of nationally recognized leading researchers.

 

Cooperation Activities
International Cooperation
The main countries targeted by the cluster organisation: 
Israel
Our cluster organisation undertook the following international activities to support our members: 
Participation at missions/events/study visits/fairs
Trans-national Cooperation
The main countries targeted by the cluster organisation: 
Belgium
Italy
Portugal
Spain
United Kingdom
Support Programmes
Participation in Funded Support Programmes: 
European ProgrammesProject NameLink
H2020

Cyberwatching.eu is the European observatory of research and innovation in the field of cybersecurity and privacy. Funded under the European Commission's H2020 programme, this brand-new project will contribute to making the Digital Single Market a safer and more trusted by promoting the uptake and understanding of cutting-edge cybersecurity and privacy services which emerge from Research and Innovation initiatives across Europe. First to benefit are SMEs who will have unlimited access to a marketplace and catalogue of new services that can improve their services and ensure that cybersecurity becomes a unique selling point for them.

In its four-year lifetime, Cyberwatching.eu will also play a key role in policy discussions. In its mission to democratise cybersecurity for all, the project directly responds to the objectives of the recently signed contractual Public-Private Partnership on cybersecurity (c-PPP) which has ambition of becoming the reference framework for the R&I initiatives, both Nationally and across Europe.

www.cyberwatching.eu, will become the online hub for R&I in cybersecurity & privacy in Europe offering European citizens access to innovative and trustworthy ICT products, services and software which take fundamental rights, such as privacy, into consideration.

Promotion
Success Story / Achievements: 

Certification Seal of Cybersecurity for Organizations

The ‘Certification Seal of Cybersecurity for Organizations’ is the certification scheme developed by the ‘Spanish Cybersecurity Innovation Cluster’ (AEI Ciberseguridad). This certification scheme includes the security requirements that any organization should comply with to demonstrate it has securely implemented physical and logical systems and measures to protect their assets against cyber threats.

Why the Certificacion Seal of Cybersecurity for Organizations? The ‘Seal of Cybersecurity for Organizations’ is the Cybersecurity certification created by the industry to meet the industry needs.More than 80 entities, public and private, take part of the Cybersecurity Innovation Cluster. These organizations are the most relevant sector representatives, bringing together both technology and service offering along with expertise in cybersecurity.

The AEI Ciberseguridad is the only association of organisations in this sector in Spain and is recognized as an "excellent Cluster" by the Ministry of Industry, Energy and Tourism of Spain

Who can be certified?Any public or private entity (large, medium and small companies) who want to demonstrate compliance with cybersecurity requirements in accordance with the AEI. Cybersecurity scheme.

What is certified by the Seal of Cybersecurity for Organizations? The seal recognizes that the company is compliant with a number of security requirements that include, among others: • Communication protocols • Data Protection • Infrastructure • Human Resources • Suppliers • Services.

ONE THE MOST IMPORTANT COURSES OF ACTION OF THIS ASSOCIATION IS TRAINING.

We are currently working in two particular lines of training: the first one through the Professional Master in Security Technologies, in collaboration with INTECO and the University of Leon, which, after its fifth edition, has trained over 100 professionals who have fueled the business companies of the technological pole; the second one through the newly completed Master in the Development of Secure Applications of Mobility, organized by the University of Valladolid, in collaboration with AEI Mobility and ICE, whose first edition has been a real success, launched by the huge demand for Secure Mobility Technologies professionals.

We must not forget that certificates concerning Security are particularly in demand.

 

Why should partners choose you for cooperation?: 

Why should we belong to the AEI of Cybersecurity and Advanced Technologies?

  • Due to the need for a broader public-private interaction that allows us to join, combine, add efforts; in sum, to collaborate in order to ensure that both parties contribute their knowledge, needs and expertise, so that research in our laboratories develops and becomes transferable data and, therefore, innovation to reach the market and, ultimately, society.
  • Because cluster policies work as a trigger for innovation and cooperation, promoting and facilitating the implementation of business and technological services for partners, exchanging knowledge of R&D&i.
  • Because the Cybersecurity Cluster acts like a unit of analysis and action that is ideal for policy development in IT Security and Cybersecurity.
  •  Because a cluster provides a favorable environment for the generation of collaborative strategies in the development of projects.
  • Because public institutions can improve the microeconomic environment in which companies have to compete.
  • Because it contributes to foster the development of the potential of the business fabric.
  • Because it encourages specialization, which promotes global competitiveness.
  • In order to search for global strategies that enable us to strengthen our visibility in the international arena, rationalizing and optimizing available resources.
  • Because it promotes ICT specialized training.

A campaign has been planned to be carried out in the coming months with the purpose of publicizing the companies of this sector along with the future courses of action of the cluster, which display an outlook in accordance with the guidelines set by Spain and the European Community. Nevertheless, any company can obtain more information on our website www.aeiciberseguridad.es or by sending an email to from which our management team will solve any doubt.