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Clusters and Cybersecurity – Be Wiser outlines Europe’s Cybersecurity Challenges, Wednesday, June 22nd 2016, Bled (Slovania)


The Be Wiser Final Conference “Clusters and Cybersecurity – Be Wiser outlines Europe’s Cybersecurity Challenges” will take place in Bled (Slovenia), on Wednesday, June 22nd.

The Conference focus is on the main two pillars of the project: Cluster (morning session) and Internet Wireless Security (afternoon session). Beside some very interesting presentations related to project results, we will also invite relevant speakers in the fields and organize productive round table discussions.

The Conference will take place in the framework of the Bled eConference entitled “Digital Economy” (http://bledconference.org/).
If you would like to participate to the “Cluster and Cybersecurity” conference only, please register at: [email protected], the first 50 places are free of charge!

Don’t miss this opportunity, join us and widen your network! Get in contact with researchers, cluster experts and managers, business and public administration representatives.



Clusters as facilitator for economic growth, innovation and internationalisation


Welcome & Introduction to Be Wiser project - Isabelle de Sutter, Systematic Paris Region, Project Co-ordinator

Cluster Strategy on European level - Marc Pattinson, Co-ordinator European Cluster Cooperation Platform (ECCP) and inno

Cluster Policy in Catalonia - Joan Marti Estevez, Director of Cluster Development Division at ACCIÓ (Catalan Agency for Competitiveness)

10:30-11:00 Coffee Break


Cluster Programs and Innovation: Perspectives and experiences from Norway - Knut Senneseth, Special Adviser, Dept for Innovation policy, Innovation Norway

Quick and Long-term Business Innovation through Cluster Collaboration - Klaus Bolving, CEO, Center for Defence, Space & Security - Cluster Manager, Danish Innovation Cluster for Production

Be Wiser Internationalisation Tools - John Hobbs, Cork Institute of Technology


13:00-14:00 Lunch and Networking

Cybersecurity and privacy challenges in Europe


Be Wiser Results in terms of CyberSecurity - Philip Mills, Queens University Centre for Secure Information Technologies (CSIT)


Preparing for future threats today - Loïc Guézo, Trend Micro Director


15:30-16:00 Coffee Break


The European cybersecurity cPPP and the role of local / regional clusters - Luigi Rebuffi, CEO at European Organisation for Security (EOS)

Round Table Discussion moderated by Philip Mills (CSIT) and Tomaz Vidonja ICT Technology Network Institute (ICT TN)

Closing Remarks