• Fraunhofer Institute for Secure Information Technology, Germany
    Infineon Technologies AG, Germany
  • Institution of the Russian Academy of Sciences St.Petersburg - Institute for Informatics and Automation of RAS, Russia
  • Linköping University, Sweden
  • Mixed Mode GmbH, Germany
  • RUAG Switzerland Ltd., Switzerland
  • SEARCH-LAB Security Evaluation Analysis and Research Laboratory Ltd., Hungary
  • Universidad de Malaga, Spain
  • Queensland University of Technology, Australia
  • Former Partner: Telefonica I+D, Spain

Fraunhofer Institute for Secure Information Technology, Germany

The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der angewandten Forschung e.V. is the leading organization of institutes of applied research and development in Europe. Strategic research is carried out aiming at promoting innovations in key technologies with an economic and social relevance in the next five to ten years. A staff of approximately 13.000, the majority being qualified scientists and engineers, work with an annual research budget of about one billion Euro. SIT, an institute of about 80 scientific staff members, is one of the pioneers within the field of IT-Security in Germany and Europe and has experience in development and promotion of security technologies and in embedding of security technologies into already established applications.

Infineon Technologies AG, Germany

Infineon Technologies AG, Neubiberg, Germany, offers semiconductor and system solutions addressing three central challenges to modern society: energy efficiency, mobility, and security. In the 2009 fiscal year (ending September), the company reported sales of Euro 3.03 billion with approximately 25,650 employees worldwide. With a global presence, Infineon operates through its subsidiaries in the U.S. from Milpitas, CA, in the Asia-Pacific region from Singapore, and in Japan from Tokyo. Infineon is listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (ticker symbol: IFX) and in the USA on the over-the-counter market OTCQX International Premier (ticker symbol: IFNNY). Infineon has reached market leadership at security controllers and also for Trusted Platform Modules (TPM, the security kernel of the TCG trusted computing standards). Therefore Infineon is already well established in the market and plays an important role in the worldwide security and trust business. Infineon provides both the commercial interest and the market position to disseminate and exploit the SecFutur results in commercial applications together with other Infineon products, and to advertise these to their customers.

Institution of the Russian Academy of Sciences St.Petersburg - Institute for Informatics and Automation of RAS, Russia

SPIIRAS is the Institution of the Russian Academy of Sciences St.Petersburg Institute for Informatics and Automation of RAS. SPIIRAS was founded in 1978 on the basis of the Computer Science Department of Ioffe Physical and Technical Institute. SPIIRAS is the only one research entity operating within the Department of Nanotechnologies and Information Technologies of the Russian Academy of Sciences in the North-West of Russia. Currently SPIIRAS develops the following major research leads: fundamentals of the informatization of the society and information processes; architecture, system decisions and software development for real time information and control complexes, and for information and computer systems and networks; theoretic basics in developing information technologies for research automation, control and manufacturing intelligent systems. Today the SPIIRAS staff comprises one corresponding member of RAS, 33 full professors and 59 scientists with Ph. D. degrees. 24 SPIIRAS members are bestowed government awards for scientific achievements, including nine Honored Scientists of The Russian Federation, one State Prize winner and two Government Prize winners. SPIIRAS post-graduate course counts 34 post graduate and doctoral students. SPIIRAS will participate in the Project through its Computer Security Research Group.

Linköping University, Sweden

Exploring new fields, walking new paths. A non-traditional cooperation across subject and faculty borders characterises the interdisciplinary approach that is the hallmark of Linköping University (LiU). Founded as an independent college in 1970 today the university hosts over 26000 students at undergraduate and Masters levels. The Department of Computer and Information Science is one of the largest computing departments in northern Europe, with 195 employees of which 63 are faculty members (PhDs), including 23 full professors. Research at the department is organised in labs, including Real-time Systems Laboratory (RTSLAB) that is a participant in this project.

Mixed Mode GmbH, Germany

Mixed Mode GmbH is a SME, founded 1994 in Gräfelfing near Munich where it is located right now. It has about 56 employees in R&D. In 2008 the turnover of Mixed Mode GmbH was 5,7 Mio. Euro. The PIXEL group where Mixed Mode is a part of, has about 110 employees and had a total turnover of 12,6 Mio. Euro in 2008. Mixed Mode is specialized in consulting and developing of embedded systems solutions and amassed its competence in a number of ambitious projects, in a range of sectors including industrial, automotive, telecommunication, semiconductor and medical. Its fields of activity consist of the whole systems engineering workflow starting from requirements analyses and ending at integration in the customer's environment, for both hard- and software. Mixed Mode's workflows are ISO 9001 certified, which demands comprehending quality management in each project phase. Since every employee is well trained in at least one of the following fields of knowledge Programmable Logic Architectures, System Engineering, Quality Management, Embedded Linux, Controller Architectures / Real Time Operating Systems Technologies and Object orientated methods and processes, Mixed Mode can offer state of the art knowledge. Consulting and training of customers emphasize Mixed Modes skills.

RUAG Switzerland Ltd., Switzerland

The RUAG Group is an international aerospace and defence technology company with production sites in Switzerland, Germany, Sweden, Austria, Hungary and the United States. It currently generates more than half of its net sales outside the Swiss domestic market. RUAG has a workforce of 7'700 employees wordwide. Innovative products and services of outstanding quality form the basis of RUAG’s worldwide success. RUAG thus invests around 8% of its revenues in research and development. It collaborates closely with international technology partners.

SEARCH-LAB Security Evaluation Analysis and Research Laboratory Ltd., Hungary

SEARCH Laboratory was originally established in 1999 at the Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary, with a focus on security research and development. In 2002 its leaders founded SEARCH-LAB Ltd. as a spin-o company to provide the legal and infrastructural background for dependable professional services. The cooperation of the university laboratory and the professional dedicated company provides an incomparable combination that can successfully face challenges in the wide area from research through development to high-level services. The company has a strong expertise and high respect on the market, with a unique experience in the area of security of embedded devices, having market leading mobile phone and set-top-box manufacturers among its customers.


Technicolor corporate logoWith more than 95 years of experience in entertainment innovation, Technicolor serves an international base of entertainment, software, and gaming customers. The company is a leading provider of production, postproduction, and distribution services to content creators, network service providers and broadcasters. Technicolor is one of the world's largest film processors; the largest independent manufacturer and distributor of DVDs (including Blu-ray Disc); and a leading global supplier of set-top boxes and gateways. The company also operates an Intellectual Property and Licensing business unit (For more information:

Technicolor's Security and Content Protection Laboratories gather 25 experts with multidisciplinary skills (cryptography, network security, software protection, tamper resistant processors, etc). Their mission is to create new security solutions for the Media & Entertainment Industry; to provide support to the business units; and to maintain and share the security expertise within the group. This is done regarding three different axes: research, engineering and assessment.

Universidad de Malaga, Spain

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The University of Málaga (UMA) is a general university providing instruction in arts, science and engineering subjects with a total of approximately 35.000 students. The Computer Science Department of the University of Malaga is formed by more than 120 members including full, associate and assistant professors, instructors and fellows. The research group involved in SecFutur is the Proteus Laboratory of the Software Engineering Group (GISUM). Formed in 1990, the main activities of GISUM are related to Software Engineering applied to Distributed Systems. GISUM has been awarded the topmost grade (group of excellence) by the Regional Government of Andalusia. One of the most active laboratories in the group is Proteus (PROtection TEchnologies for Usable Security), which focuses on different aspects of Internet security, with special interest in Security Engineering, Software Protection, Security in highly distributed system (Service-oriented systems, Cloud Computing, Ambient Intelligence, etc.), Access Control and Authorization, among other topics. Members of the Proteus Lab have participated in projects funded by Public Institutions (EC, IST, FEDER, MCYT, CICYT, etc.) and private companies (T–Systems, Ingenia, Banesto, Optimi (now Ericsson), etc.), and in projects of the V and the VI Framework Programme (CASENET, UBISEC, GST, iAccess and SERENITY), as well as in the current VII Framework Programme (OKKAM, ASSERT4SOA, PASSIVE, SECFUTUR). The group has received different awards such as the M–commerce Award in SIMagine 2001, and the Gold Award in e–gate Open 2002.

Queensland University of Technology, Australia

Queensland University of Technology (QUT) is a highly successful Australian university with an applied emphasis in courses and research. Based in Brisbane with a global outlook, it has 40,000 students, including 6,000 from overseas, and an annual budget of more than AU$500 million. Courses are in high demand and its graduate employment rate is well above the national average for Australian universities.

QUT's Information Security Institute (ISI) is a multi-disciplinary institute undertaking research in technology, legal, policy and governance issues related to information security. It is a collaboration between the Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering (BEE), the Faculty of Business (BUS), the Faculty of Science and Technology (FaST), and the Faculty of Law (LAW).

Former Partner

The SecFutur thanks the former partner for their work and dedication to the aims of the research project.

Telefonica I+D, Spain

Telefonica I+D logo Telefónica I+D is the innovation company of the Telefónica Group. Founded in 1988, it contributes to the Group's competitiveness and modernity through technological innovation. To achieve this aim, the company applies new ideas, concepts and practices in addition to developing advanced products and services.
It is the largest private R&D centre in Spain as regards activity and resources, and is the most active company in Europe in terms of European research projects in the ICT sector (Information and Communication Technology).

It currently collaborates with technological leaders and numerous organizations in 42 different countries - among which figure more than 150 universities located in different parts of the world. It also participates in the most important international forums on technological know-how, thus creating one of the largest innovation ecosystems in the ICT sector.
Products such as the public phones in the booths currently used by Telefónica (1990), the large fixed and mobile network management systems (1990), data switches (1991), Internet access services (1996), developments for digital homes and connected cars (2000), the prepaid system for mobile phones (1999), interactive a la carte digital television (Imagenio) (2004), new services for television and the new business models on Internet (2006)... are just some of the projects the company has worked on.

Over the last few years, within the global market Telefónica I+D has grown to become a network of centres of technological excellence that stretches far beyond the Spanish borders, extending its R+D activities to offices situated in Barcelona, Granada, Huesca, Madrid, Valladolid, São Paulo (Brazil) and Mexico.

At the same time, it is working for the companies in the Telefónica Group in the rest of Europe, America and Asia. In addition to the numerous technical awards it has won since its foundation, the company received the Príncipe Felipe Award for Business Excellence in 2002.