Boosting opportunities in EU wide security procurement market

The Commission has set out its plans to harmonise the EU wide market for “security” services. Th objective are:

1. harmonising standards and certification procedures for security technologies;

2. better exploitation of synergies between (civil) security and defence research;

3. novel funding schemes such as Pre-commercial Procurement to test and validate results stemming from EU security research projects; and

4. introducing checks on the societal impact of new security technologies at the research stage.

The full text of the press release is here:

http://tinyurl.com/boxgelr

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