After a Proposal is before a Proposal - Quo Vadis now? Creating a Horizon Europe Proposal Writing Team

Dear all, The submission of our ACT-FAST proposal (~ ACCELERATING DEEP DIFFUSION OF DIGITAL SECURITY SOLUTIONS IN HIGH VALUE MANUFACTURING (S)ME ECOSYSTEMS ~ ) on Thursday 27 August marked a further milestone in our development as "...a trustworthy, deeply connected group of diverse world-class game changers, at all career stages, from multiple disciplines with a passion for innovation and addressing industrial and societal challenges. We collaborate in an open, adaptive and tribal network based on archetypal patterns of innovation success." Under the leadership of Maynooth University and strong participation of our new friends from VTT, Tel Aviv University, UniSmart, InfoTeam International and Vidzeme University we were able to submit a high quality proposal for a "really really" good idea. As a reminder "The vision of ACT-FAST is to establish, enable and accelerate learning communities, that share knowledge regarding digital security related incidents and ri…

Our eGoose Proof of Concept - Friends refering Friends?

Dear all - its been about a week since we launched our Whatsapp based proof of concept - do contact me via Whatsapp +49 (0) 1709053671 if you would like to join.
We now have 19 members and are welcoming them as follows:
"Dear all - please again welcome <name> to our "cyber self-protection" group :) A group of (friends of) friends which is there for each other in case of cyber incidents and imminent risks - a group that will hopefully always have extremely LOW levels of activity!
"In our ecosystem we protect each other from cyber threats by telling others when we have come close to being compromised or actually have been compromised. "
<name> is a friend of <name> so please extend your trust to him. 
Rules of Engagement
1. Protect friends by encouraging them to register via SMS/WhatsApp.
2. If you think you are compromised -> SMS/Whatsapp your trusted expert for arranging a personal call to review it (this is me for the moment).
3. If you are compr…

H2020 RIA Proposal: ACT-FAST (eGoose) - Concept and Methodology / Concept for Review

Dear all - below a first draft of this proposal section for review.
"Describe and explain the overall concept underpinning the project. Describe the main ideas, models or assumptions involved. Identify any inter-disciplinary considerations and, where relevant, use of stakeholder knowledge. Where relevant, include measures taken for public/societal engagement on issues related to the project. Describe the positioning of the project e.g. where it is situated in the spectrum from ‘idea to application’, or from ‘lab to market’. Refer to Technology Readiness Levels where relevant. (See General Annex G of the work programme)" 
The overall concept underpinning the proposal is that the degree of digital security for extended supply chain ecosystems of SMEs and MEs[1] is based on the attention given to the issue by the individual ecosystem participants themselves. Indeed, without this attention, the importance of the issue will not be recognized in the first place and the relevant k…

Behaviour of Participants in Successfull Ecosystems - Birds of a Feather?

As writing our eGoose proposal picks up momentum and I reflect on the core narrative of the Excellence section I am exploring how to tell the story of what social behaviours we will help "engineer" in order to bring the overall solution to life.
As a reminder our object of analysis is extended supply chain ecosystems of SMEs and MEs in high vlaue manufacturing and within that the sharing of knowledge related to cyber safety incidents, risks and treatments.
Knowledge sharing is a social phenomenon exhibited by groups of individuals and perhaps we can draw an analogy to swarm theory and the basic rules that dominate such phenomena. Wikipedia has a nice article on this and nicely highlights the "Boids" artifical life program from 1987 which suggests three simple rules for group participants which significantly enhance the probably of emergent "game changing" behaviors: Separation: steer to avoid crowding local flockmatesAlignment: steer towards the average he…

Business Invitation to Join Us in Our eGoose Proposal - Aspiring to "Instant" CyberSafety in EU Manufacturing SME Ecosystems

Version 3.0 issued on July 18th, 2020. For PDF and MS word Version see ENTOV-HVM eGoose Industry Participation Call 20200718 PDF and MS Word

Please note that on July 30th, 2020 from 14:00 CET to 15:00 CET we will be holding a webinar in collaboration with Infoteam International to present this effort and answer any questions. Your attendance link is HERE.

Invitation to High Value Manufacturing Medium-, Small- and Micro-Sized Enterprises, Industrial Organizations and Digital Security Intelligence Providers to Participate as Associate Partners in our “eGoose” Horizon Europe Innovation Action Proposal on enabling
“Digital Security and Privacy for Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) and Micro Enterprises (MEs)”
with the aim
“to build communities of learning (supported by collaboration technologies) that democratically share knowledge of digital security incidents, risks and treatments among participants of extended SME and ME supply chain ecosystems in order to raise their indi…

eGoose - The New Cyber Safety Paradigm brought to Life through Living Systems Thinking

Dear all - please see Version 2 of the proposal presentation HERE and a reminder of the industry SME invitation HERE.
In search of an "elevator pitch" we seem to be aligning around a warning app for cyber safety compromises in the extended supply networks of high value manufacturing SMEs with the privacy protection of the decentralized Corona warning app. What makes our proposal unique is our ability to orchestrate the social engineering that creates the trust that brings it  alive with fast, extensive and sustainable adoption. "Instant" Ecosystem Cyber Safety.
If you are a high value manufacturing SME in the EU and want to protect your ecosystem friends from cyber threats - join us by mid-August 2020 to: receive deep insights into how cyber safety solutions are currently deployed effectively across ecosystems by your peers and receive early access to solution as they develops, contribute case studies, validate research findings and host at least one workshop in yo…

Ecosystem Cyber Safety - Free - Instant - Democratic - Anonymous: Connecting and Protecting Our Extended Supply Networks from Cyber Threats: Invitation to Manufacturing SMEs & MEs -> Join Us in our Horizon Europe Innovation Action SU-DS03-2019-2020 “eGoose - Towards “Instant” Deep Diffusion of Actual and Real-Time Cyber Safety Solutions through the Complete Extended Supply Networks.

Industry Invitation to Participate in our “eGoose” Horizon Europe Innovation Action Proposal on enabling “Digital Security and Privacy for Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) and Micro Enterprises (MEs)” with a focus on “Instant” Deep Diffusion of Actual and Real-Time Cyber Safety Solutions through the Complete Extended Supply Networks of “Late Majority” High Value Manufacturing SMEs & MEs.

The Open European Network for Enterprise Innovation in High Value Manufacturing (ENTOV-HVM) in collaboration with the Innovation Value Institute at Maynooth University (Ireland) hereby invites Manufacturing SMEs / MEs to participate in our upcoming proposal to develop and implement an innovative Cyber Safety solution that will diffuse “instantly” through their complete extended supply networks. Proposal submission will be by August 27th, 2020. The proposal will apply for three year and €4M funding. For more details see our initial presentation HERE  and the call details HERE.

** 4 July 2020 - Upd…