Seaside Matchmaking Cyber Security 2016

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Cybersecurity Matchmaking Event 2016

A Matchmaking Event for Cyber Security is organized during the ‘Alert Online 2016’ period - the Dutch governmental campaign for cybersecurity awareness. The event will take place on October 14th, 2016 at the Zuiderstrandtheater in The Hague.

Reasons to organize this event are the upcoming third national cybersecurity research tender (funded by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO), the taskforce SIA, the Ministry of Security and Justice and the Internal Security Fund of the European Union, executed by NWO and SIA) and the desire to identify improvements in cybersecurity higher education, to better match the needs of the public and private sector.


Who should attend?
The event is for everyone, interested or involved in cybersecurity research, development, innovation and education. We invite especially possible future executors of cybersecurity R&D projects (scientists, students, entrepreneurs), public and private research partners, potential profit and non-profit users of research results, multidisciplinary cybersecurity teachers and policy makers.

During the day there will be several opportunities to meet up with potential partners. When you fill out the registration form you will be asked to fill out a profile and to state an offer or request. On September 1st starts the specific meeting selection for the speed dates.

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Join our event if you consider participation in the next national cyber security SBIR call/or NWO long-term research call and you look for contacts e.g. to realize to a joint researchproject proposal, and get an understanding of terms and conditions associated with the application process of the third cyber security tender.

If you are interested in closing the gaps between job profiles and cyber security curricula and have ideas to optimise cybersecurity (higher) education and you like to make (first) contacts to share ideas, suggestions, best practices, educational challenges this matchmaking event is the place!



  • Short 15 minute speed dates to foster effective networking
  • Get to know the key cybersecurity players
  • Opportunity to give a pitch of 5 minutes
  • See an exhibition of successful examples of SBIR projects


Why to participate

  • Show your idea of projects or share your know-how
  • Initiate cross-border contacts and co-operations
  • Find new partners
  • get latest information on cybersecurity related research findings
  • present, discuss and develop new projects

Main Topics

  • Identity, privacy, and trust management
  • Malware and malicious infrastructures
  • Attack detection & prevention, monitoring
  • Forensics and incident management
  • Data, policy and access management
  • Cybercrime and the underground economy
  • Risk management, economics, and regulation
  • Secure design and engineering
  • Offensive cyber-capabilities


How does it work?

  1. Register and publish your collaboration wishes
  2. Browse the participant list and book meetings with companies/organisations you are interested in
  3. One week before the event you receive your meeting schedule

For more information please visit the dcypher website:


The matchmaking is co-funded through a MIT Grant for network activities by TKI HTSM. 




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closed since 10 Oct 2016
Registration 20 Jun – 10 Oct
Meeting Selection 1 Sep – 14 Oct
Event 14 Oct
Language English
Costs Free of charge
Venue Zuiderstrandtheater | The Hague
Bilateral Meetings
Participants 134
Meetings 157
Belgium 3
Germany 3
NL - Drenthe 1
NL - Flevoland 2
NL - Friesland 1
NL - Gelderland 6
NL - Groningen 5
NL - Limburg 2
NL - Noord-Brabant 24
NL - Noord-Holland 37
NL - Overijssel 13
NL - Utrecht 26
NL - Zeeland 1
NL - Zuid-Holland 95
Total 219
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After Event 1564