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eBOS Participated in the Cyprus International Defence and Security Conference “BATTLEFIELD ReDEFiNED 2023”

On 23rd and 24th January 2023, Mr. Christos Skoufis (Senior R&D Project Manager) and Dr. Marios Sophocleous (Technical R&D Project Manager) participated in the Cyprus International Defence and Security Conference “BATTLEFIELD ReDEFiNED 2023” organised by CD Multimedia Services, in collaboration with the Cyprus Association of Research and Innovation Enterprises (CARIE) and the Cypriot Defence Industry Cluster.

The conference was hosted for the first time in Limassol under the auspices of the Ministry of Defence of the Republic of Cyprus and the Cyprus Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

The purpose of the conference was to highlight the emerging Defence Industry of the Republic of Cyprus and to present the new trends and technologies as well as the lessons learned from the recent conflicts in the troubled geopolitical environment and region of our times. The synergies between the Armed and Security Forces as well as the role they play were also be foregrounded.

The participants had the opportunity to learn, among others, about the latest technologies related to multi-domain and network-centric operations, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, various unmanned systems (UAVs and UGVs), cyber security, C4ISR, electronic warfare systems, coastal defence systems and anti-drones, advanced composite materials for defence applications, as well as many other interests in a unique event at the crossroads of Europe, Asia, and Africa.

A special section also be devoted to the possibilities of developing a strong Defence, Security and Space industrial base in Cyprus by taking advantage of the industrial aspects of the European Defence Cooperation and the EU funding tools.

The conference was an excellent opportunity to present the HERMES project so as to collaborate with similar projects under the Defence Industry Cluster and promote initiatives and collaborations as part of the project’s impact maximisation activities. HERMES project has received funding from the European Defence Industrial Development Programme (EDIDP), under Grant Agreement “EDIDP-SME-2020-099-HERMES” and Coordinated by Mr. Christos Skoufis from eBOS.

HERMES aims is to fully design and deliver the so called ‘HERMES Data Exchange Platform’, (DXP) addressing different challenges relating to automation in cybersecurity and information sharing. The HERMES DXP will provide a foundation for a disruptive paradigm shift in autonomous military systems by addressing the challenge of feeding cyber situational awareness and autonomous cyber response systems with relevant and appropriate cybersecurity information. Based on Common Requirements agreed by the participating Member States during the studies phase, the project will also demonstrate the HERMES system’s key features and technologies, targeting the area of “cybersecurity solutions for the protection of future security and defence systems”.