GMV Innovation Solutions, SPAIN

GMV is a privately-owned technology business group founded in 1984 and trading on a worldwide scale in the following sectors: Aerospace, Defence and Security, Transport, Telecommunications and IT for public administration and large corporations. In 2019 it chalked up a revenue of more than 240 million Euros and more than 2,100 employees. The company’s growth strategy is based on continual innovation; 10% of its turnover is returned back into R&D. GMV has achieved the level 5 of the CMMI (Capability Maturity Model Integration), the world’s most prestigious business-process improvement model and holds several international patents. GMV is currently the world’s top supplier of ground control systems (GCS) for commercial telecommunications operators; as a firm it boasts Europe’s third biggest participation by volume in Galileo; it is the main supplier of C3I command and control systems to the Spanish army and the nation’s top supplier of telematic systems for public transport. In the area border Surveillance, GMV is the main contractor for development, evolution and maintenance of the EUROSUR Network. EUROSUR network is operational with more than 20 countries.

Border Surveillance is one of the cornerstone activity areas of the company. Exploiting synergies coming from our projects in space and defence, GMV has consolidated its position becoming a refence in this domain. Border and external surveillance technologies constitute an essential part of our R&D strategic mid and long term agenda as we have learned that the key for success is to create and nurture mutually beneficial partnerships with our clients.

EXUS Software Single Member Limited Liability Company, UNITED KINGDOM

EXUS is an enterprise software company specializing in credit risk management, digital transformation services and innovation management. EXUS was founded with the vision to simplify enterprise software, make it simple, accessible and exciting. EXUS supports organisations worldwide to improve their results by introducing simplicity & intelligence in their business processes through state-of-the-art technology.

EXUS designs, creates and markets software solutions and services in several business areas such as finance, e-health, e-learning, and security. The company aims at leveraging its successful track record in view of delivering cutting edge innovation to its customers. Its flagship product ‘EXUS Financial Suite’ was ranked “Best in Class in the world” from the CEB Tower group in 2016. Both products and bespoke solutions built by EXUS, serve demanding and critical business applications and domains. Ranging from consumer banking applications, smartphones-based payment and transaction systems, machine learning, Artificial Intelligence, data management and analytics, and secure blockchain technologies to large-scale and complex portals and mobile applications, secure cloud services, simulation tools, serious games and gamification mechanisms, EXUS covers a wide spread of activities by leveraging the expertise of its 130+ people strong technical divisions that are led by expert project managers and senior consultants.

EXUS AI Labs (R&D Department of EXUS) manages a portfolio of initiatives that aim to pave the way for the introduction and take up of emerging technologies. Leveraging the results of strategic research activities allows the company to harness untapped niches in market sectors of interest. EXUS excels in driving innovation in software engineering and data management to foster advances in key sectors such as: security, transport, health, creativity and lifelong learning.

INW – Inovaworks Command & Control, PORTUGAL

Inovaworks Command and Control (IW C&C) is a Portuguese software solutions provider specializing in distributed operations management solutions for military and civilian markets – in short, Command and Control software.

The company designs, develops, and licenses a product suite named GeoC2 that can be used for distributed visualization, analytics, operations management and collaboration in complex multi-party scenarios both for Defence and Security applications. The company provides complete technology-centric and market-centric solutions for operations visualization, sensor integration and fusion, situational awareness, consolidated sense-making, real-time analysis, mission planning, mission execution and monitoring, mission logistics, and deployments dispatch in a modular but well-integrated software solution.

Székely Family and Company Kft., HUNGARY

Recognizing the gap between end-users (the market) and research and innovation actions, founded by a family with a vision to provide a safe, secure and sustainable future for our children via responsible research, innovation and development actions, the Székely Family & Company Ltd. based in Budapest, Hungary supports its partners through joint projects or provides external, complementing services. The core team has sound expertise in the EU Framework Programs (FP7 and H2020) as well as other research, innovation and development programs in the international (and national) community, such as European Space Agency ‘s Business Applications and Space Solutions (technology transfer and business incubation) program or UNDP supporting projects.

The main service is supporting dialogue between end-users , research and industrial partners, thus supporting creation of sound, tangible project result s with real impact. For example, the team has expertise in organizing large-scale (1000 + participants) drills or simulations as well as thorough and realistic tabletops to validate results or solutions. In addition, it possesses strong educational and training skills, ranging from lecturing at higher education to basic training for law enforcement officers, also including high-level capabilities of teaching English for foreign speakers, supporting next generation learning strategies of the youth by AR, VR, gamification and blended learning solutions. The team is experienced in acting as Data Protection Officers or as external data protection experts, this can help overcome difficulties most security research actions certainly meet during the validation.

EDISOFT – Empresa de servicos e desenvolvimento de software S.A., Portugal

EDISOFT is specialized in naval platform system integration and also in design, implementation and deployment of VTS solutions.

EDISOFT supplies services on maritime surveillance using the OCEANEYE (EO+AIS).

Leonardo S.p.A, ITALY

LEONARDO is a global player in the high-tech sectors and a major operator worldwide in the Aerospace, Defence and Security sectors. Based in Italy, Leonardo operates globally, through a deep-rooted industrial presence in four domestic markets (Italy, United Kingdom, United States and Poland), backed by an international commercial network in about 40 countries worldwide. A number of subsidiaries, strategic partnerships, and joint ventures supports Leonardo global presence. Leonardo has a team of more than 49,000 (as of 2019) people working worldwide. Products, systems and services provided by Leonardo are currently in use in about 150 countries. 84% of revenues come from international markets.

Based on the dual application of technologies, Leonardo designs and creates products, systems, services and integrated solutions both for the defense sector and for public and private customers of the civil sector, both in Italy and abroad.

The wide range of defense and security solutions that Leonardo offers Governments, private citizens and Institutions includes every possible intervention scenario: airborne and terrestrial, naval and maritime, space and cyberspace. In close contact with local customers and partners, Leonardo works every day to strengthen global security, provide essential physical protection and cybersecurity services for people, territories and infrastructure networks and supports scientific and technological research.

The company’s technical approach is characterized by a focus on through-life solutions that are flexible, interoperable, adaptable and responsive across the life cycle. Leonardo’s excellence is based on its continual development of key technologies. This is how it improves the competitiveness not only of its existing products, but also of its future portfolio, as it keeps a constant and watchful eye on product innovation. The driving force behind Leonardo’s sustainability and growth in this arena is its approach to innovation, and the way in which it supports the research of both technologies and skill sets as applied to its products. In this way, it is able to maintain its leadership position in the field of technology.

Among its technological assets, C4I systems and radar sensors for Border Control & Maritime surveillance are essential for the creation of competitive advantage, as distinctive products and assets for defence and security solutions. Leonardo solutions enable net-centric operations for surveillance and protection of national maritime and land borders. With a consolidated breadth of expertise, Leonardo develops a range of radar sensors, optronics sensors, communications systems and C2, strategic C4I modular solutions to ensure effective and reliable security and control operations at every stage of the lifecycle.

Critical Software, PORTUGAL

Critical Software works on mission and safety-critical technologies in some of the most demanding industries, providing software and system services for safety, mission and business-critical applications.

Our core competencies cover a wide range of areas, including system planning and analysis, system design, verification, development, integration and maintenance. The company has been operating in mature markets since 1998, when NASA became its first client. The company works worldwide across a range of market sectors, with offices in Portugal, the United Kingdom, Germany and the US.

Critical Software’s expertise allows us to build and test software to the most rigorous industry standards, including MIL-STD-498, IEEE/EIA 12207, IEC 61508, EN 50126/8/9, and DO-178.

Across the world, we provide our clients with technology they can trust, meeting the most extensive quality standards for software safety, performance and reliability.


ELMAN S.r.l. established in 1975, operates in the design, manufacture, maintenance, and installation of telecommunications systems, taking care of the maintenance required to ensure the best possible operation in the long term.

The Company, along with Italian Authorities and following the evolution of international regulations, has defined a strategy which enabled the development of an innovative program, leading to maximum satisfaction of both national and international customers. This has been made possible by the high degree of flexibility that characterizes ELMAN, in addition to the constant adoption of the most advanced technologies available.

In this context, the capabilities of radio equipment have followed the advancements of technology, evolving from analog audio to digital communications for both audio and data with enhanced performance both in terms of service quality and reliability.