Name of the Project: Defender – Defending the European Energy Infrastructures
Programme: HORIZON 2020
Duration: 2017-2020

DEFENDER will adapt, integrate, upscale, deploy and validate a number of different technologies and operational blueprints with a view to develop a new approach to safeguard existing and future European Critical Energy Infrastructures operation over cyber-physical-social threats, based on a) novel protective concepts for lifecycle assessment, resilience and self-healing offering “security by design” and b) advanced intruder inspection and incident mitigation systems. The project will also create a culture of security, where trusted information exchange between trained employees and volunteers will complement cyber-physical protection, while preserving the privacy of the citizens involved.


  1. Engineering
  2. Thales
  3. SingularLogic
  4. Siemens
  5. Eles
  6. Engie Ineo
  7. ASM Terni
  8. BFP Group
  9. Ministry of the Interior of Italy
  10. Dr Frucht Systems
  11. Venaka Media
  12. PowerOps
  13. ICS
  14. RWTH Aachen University
  15. e-Lex
  16. Technological Educational Institute of Sterea Ellada
  17. Jozef Stefan Institute