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Call for Projects - Doctorates and Researchers Category 

Final Project Synthesis





Access to an integrated Ecosystem of Innovation

Access to an integrated Ecosystem of Innovation


The winning project will be awarded a prize of an amount equivalent to

7,500 EUR

Comprised of: 

monetary gross amount of

3,500  EUR


4,000 euros

 in dedicated mentoring hours from experienced professionals with expertise in business modelling, finance, business development and other relevant areas.

Doctorates and researcher’s category



Winning project

Prize of an amount equivalent to

7,500 EUR

Topics of the projects


The projects to be developed should focus on strategic areas of digital transformation, cybersecurity and cyberdefense, namely:

1. Security and vulnerabilities in the 5G World;

2. Internet of Things (IoT);

3. Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning applied to cybersecurity;

4. Cloud security;

5. Security by Design (SbD);

6. Industry 4.0 and cybersecurity;

7. New strategies to address social engineering attacks;

8. Ethics & Human Element of Cybersecurity: bridging the gap between machines usage in cybersecurity and the human decision-maker;

9. Cyber ​​Hygiene and GDPR: Training program for the dissemination of good practices among users

10. Microeconomics applied to cybersecurity;

11. Quantum computing and security;

12. Development of an app for INNCYBER Innovation HUB;

13. Business plan for the internationalization of INNCYBER Innovation HUB;

14. Empowerment of the Open Innovation platform in scope of INNCYBER Innovation HUB;

15. INNCYBER Innovation HUB: improving hub facilities and attracting talent;

16. INNCYBER Innovation HUB: strategic plan for building an integrated network of Innovation Hubs;

17. INNCYBER Innovation HUB: innovative business models for the sharing economy;

18. Marketing plan to promote cybersecurity literacy in the general population or in a specific population group (senior
population, less educated population, youngsters and children;

19. Marketing campaigns (e.g. mailing) and social engineering: the impact of phishing;

20. Communication plan for secure teleworking;

21. Social networks and digital security;

22. Security-by-design in digital marketing;

23. Innovative business models for the sharing economy in the digital transformation, cybersecurity and IoT areas;

24. Communication plan for improving cooperation, information exchange, incident response and trust building among CSIRTs;

25. Products/services to be developed in the scope of INNCYBER Digital Transformation, Cyber IoT HUB.



Individual or group participation.

The requirements to participate in Doctorates and Researchers category are:

  • Have a PhD/Doctorate degree; or

  • Attend in the present academic year (2020/2021) a PhD/Doctorate program; or

  • Be a researcher in a University, Institute or Research Center;

Doctorates and researcher’s category

 Projects developed by doctorates, doctorate students or researchers

Project Evaluation Criteria

The evaluation of the projects will be based on the following aspects:

− Clear definition of the project’s objective;

− Methodology applied in the development of the project (the use of the Canvas 
Model is valued, although it is not mandatory);

− Innovation and Creativity;

− Adaptation of the project to the topics of INNCYBER – Digital Transformation, 
Cyber & IOT Innovation Award;

− Implementation viability;

− Robustness of the product, service or solution proposed;Regulation INNCYBER - DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION, CYBER & IOT Innovation HUB

− Business model (including economic viability of the project);

− Project implementation plan;

− Project presentation (formal report);

− Elevator Pitch performed on the day of the Award Ceremony



Registration deadline:  July 9th, 2021

Deadline for project delivery: September 7th , 2021