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News article30 September 2022Directorate-General for Migration and Home Affairs

Security Innovation Award 2022

CERIS SSRI workshop - Security Innovation Award

DG HOME is happy to announce the 2022 Security Innovation Award results, which will be presented in Brussels on the 5th of October 2022. This award highlights the importance of EU-funded research in the field of Civil Security, and rewards great examples of Security Research Uptake. DG HOME is very pleased to present the winner of the award, but also of thematic awards, in recognition of the excellency of the work conducted in each of the projects. During the event, four projects funded from the security research programme, will present their outstanding results:

  1. The 2022 Security Innovation Award is attributed to project COUNTERFOG. This project has shown outstanding results in innovation uptake. It proposes a solution to eliminate biological, chemical, radiological, and pollution contaminants directly from the air. The Bio aerosol Fast Sampler is even the first technology of its kind to be able to capture and eliminate COVID-19 from the air in the hospital in which the technology was trialed.
  2. The Collaborative Innovative Technology Award: ASGARD. This project developed a cutting-edge tool set for analyzing and extracting big data for Law Enforcement Agencies, facilitating forensic investigations, and significantly increasing overall analytical capabilities.
  3. The Resilience Award: ANYWHERE. This project strengthens societal resilience through its technology intended to enhance anticipation and capacity of response to extreme climate-induced events, for civil protection throughout Europe.
  4. The Commercialization Award: VALCRI. This project was developed hand in hand with end users such as law enforcement agencies, leading to a strong, marketable product specialized in achieving the aims of its target audience. This technology is intended as a criminal intelligence analysis system for European Law Enforcement Agencies.

A huge congratulations to each of our winners for their persistent efforts in the excellence they have displayed in their work!


Publication date
30 September 2022
Directorate-General for Migration and Home Affairs