InnovaSec projects

Passenger screening

  • The CONSORTIS project will develop, demonstrate and trial a novel passenger scanning system based on non-invasive technologies. InnovaSec is leading on solution specification and validation, and on the approach to market for the project. This draws on our world-class expertise in the technology and our in-depth understanding of this security domain. The project is funded under the EU Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) and commenced in January 2014.

Security market analysis

  • Take-up of security products was thought to be less effective in the EU than elsewhere and we were asked to identify objective evidence to confirm or refute that assumption. The SIGNATURE project was set up to investigate the security market in Europe and, after competitive tender, we acted as sub-contractors to the project. We delivered five main items: a taxonomic definition of the sector, an analysis of European trade flows against the taxonomy, a gap analysis, a definition of main EU stakeholders and an identification of the major EU security initiatives and R&D programmes. The analysis confirmed that the sector is fragmented on both supply and demand sides and that this is impacting growth in the sector.

Port information sharing

  • The European Port Security Information Exchange Network was an investigation into mechanisms for the exchange of low-level security information between collaborating ports in Europe. The aim was to identify common modus operandi and to link related incidents to build a pan-European picture of illicit activity. InnovaSec acted as Technical Authority on this project which had to balance the complexities of a multi-level secure solution with the different national and global constraints placed on the sharing of information between ports.

Enabling R&D bids into EU FP7

  • Our client is a well-known multi-national business and was expanding its R&D activities into Europe. InnovaSec provided support to the newly established European research centre and assisted in establishing research collaborations across Europe. The client's first bid under FP7 was successful, and this was followed by a further six projects in two years. Building on this success, staff numbers at the research centre have doubled over the past two years.

Assisting entry into security market

  • This work was carried out for a large multi-national defence company wishing to enter the security market as a way of broadening its UK market coverage into an adjacent sector. A project for a UK Metropolitan Police Service had been chosen by our client as the first step on the road. We provided an overview of the policing landscape in the UK and the specific needs that relate to policing the UK capital city. We provided a briefing and on-site staff to support our client in making a strong response to a public tender subsequently published by the Metropolitan Police Service.