INTERSECT

To achieve breakthroughs, active collaboration within the knowledge chain is of great importance. Consortia of researchers and social partners from the public, semi-public sectors and the business community therefore collaborate intensively in the design, implementation and application of research. Commissioned by the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science (OCW), NWO has been funding research in the context of the National Science Agenda (NWA) since 2018. The aim of the NWA research is to make a positive, structural contribution to the knowledge society of tomorrow, by building bridges today and taking on scientific and social challenges together.

Research on Routes through Consortia
The 17 awarded projects in the first funding of research within the program of the National Science Agenda: Research on Routes through Consortia (NWA-ORC) are known. A total of 61 million euros has been made available for this knowledge chain-wide collaboration. More than 8 million euros of this goes to the Internet of Secure Things (INTERSECT) project that was submitted under the supervision of Professor Sandro Etalle (Eindhoven University of Technology).

An Internet of Secure Things - INTERSECT
The Internet of Things represents one of the biggest challenges (and - as of today - failures) for cybersecurity and cyber-privacy. INTERSECT addresses this societal and technical challenge by adopting a completely new, foundational perspective that brings together security research (e.g. design, defence, attack generation) with legal and criminology approaches.

Participating institutions
VU Amsterdam, Radboud University Nijmegen, Delft University of Technology, University of Twente, Tilburg University, Netherlands Institute for the Study of Crime and Law Enforcement, Fontys University of Applied Sciences, TNO, Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences, BDO Advisory B.V., Brainport Development N.V., Bosch Security Systems B.V., Centric Netherlands B.V., Compumatica secure networks B.V., Consumentenbond (Dutch Consumer Association), Fourtress BV, ICT Automatisering B.V., Ministry of the Interior and Kingdom Relations, Océ-Technologies B.V., Omron Europe B.V., Oracle Nederland B.V., Royal Philips N.V., Qbit Cyber Security, Secura B.V., Foundation for Internet Domain Registration in the Netherlands (SIDN), Siemens Netherlands N.V., Signify Netherlands B.V., Simac Techniek N.V., SURFnet B.V., Synopsys Netherlands B.V., Technolution B.V., Verum Software Tools B.V.

Project Summary