Register now for Seaside Matchmaking Cybersecurity

20 juni 2016

14 October 2016 Zuiderstrandtheater The Hague (free parking/ free shuttle buses)

During the 2016 ‘Alert Online’ period, the Dutch governmental campaign for cybersecurity awareness, a Cybersecurity Matchmaking event is held. Reasons to organize this event are the upcoming third national cybersecurity research tender (funded by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO), the taskforce SIA, the Ministry of Security and Justice and the Internal Security Fund of the European Union, executed by NWO and SIA) and the desire to identify improvements in cybersecurity higher education, to better match the needs of the public and private sector. 

Who should attend?

The event is for everyone, interested or involved in cybersecurity research, development, innovation and education. We invite especially those interested in participation in possible future cybersecurity R&D or education projects (scientists, students, entrepreneurs), public and private research partners, potential profit and non-profit users of research project results, teachers of fundamental and applied cybersecurity and policy makers.


Join our event if you consider participation in the next national cybersecurity SBIR* call and/or NWO long-term research call and you look for contacts e.g. to realize a joint research project proposal, and get an understanding of terms and conditions associated with the application process of the third cybersecurity tender.


If you are interested in closing the gaps between job profiles and cybersecurity curricula and have ideas to optimise cybersecurity (higher) education and you like to make (first) contacts to share ideas, suggestions, best practices, educational challenges this matchmaking event is the place!

Find out more 

Note: in a later stage you will receive an email to extend your registration with specific information in order to get your visit customised.

The Matchmaking Cybersecurity is organised by the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RvO), the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), Taskforce SIA and the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) in close cooperation with the dcypher (dutch cybersecurity platform for higher education and research) in conjunction with AlertOnline.

Background info
The Ministry of Security and Justice, the Internal Security Fund of the European Union, the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO), and the taskforce SIA all contribute financially to the (third) funding round of (multidisciplinary) cybersecurity research, within the framework of the National Cyber Security Research Agenda (NCSRA-II). The national tender will again include a call for long-term, more fundamental research, and a call for applied R&D for medium-term R&D (SBIR). The SBIR is funded by the Ministry of Security and Justice and the Internal Security Fund of the European Union. The objective is to develop a Dutch cybersecurity higher education (HBO and WO) Agenda and to get a closer connection between cybersecurity research and education.