08 Apr
2022
Steinbeis EU-VRi co-chairing AssureMOSS workshop at ARES 2022 in Vienna
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Steinbeis EU-VRi will be co-chairing the Workshop on Continuous Software Evaluation and Certification (IWCSEC 2022) at ARES 2022





Join us for the upcoming International Workshop on Continuous Software Evaluation and Certification (IWCSEC 2022) to be held in conjunction with the 17th International Conference on Availability, Reliability and Security (ARES 2022 – http://www.ares-conference.eu).

When?
August 23 – August 26, 2022

Where?
Vienna, Austria.

Find out more including call for papers at: www.ares-conference.eu/workshops-eu-symposium/iwcsec-2022/

 

10 Mar
2022
Steinbeis EU-VRi at ECSCI 2nd workshop on critical infrastructure protection
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This workshop will present the different approaches on integrated cyber and physical security in different industrial sectors, such as energy, transport, drinking and waste water, health, digital infrastructure, banking and financial market, space and public administration . The peculiarities of critical infrastructure protection in each one of these sectors will be discussed and addressed by the different projects of the ECSCI cluster that will present their outcomes, discussing the technical, ethical and societal aspects and the underlying technologies.

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01 Feb
2022
New premises and merger into Steinbeis EU-VRi GmbH
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We are glad to share with you that Steinbeis Advanced Risk Technologies (R-Tech) GmbH and the European Risk and Resilience Institute (EU-VRI) EEIG have united as Steinbeis EU-VRi GmbH, as of January 1, 2022, and have moved to their new offices in the Steinbeis House for Management and Technology (SHMT) in the Plieningen-area of Stuttgart.

31 Jan
2022
Internationale Zusammenarbeit für Innovatives Life-Long-Learning
News Photo Steinbeis EU-VRi, HRV.SWISS und NOOVLE International bündeln ihre Kräfte, um ein innovatives Modell des lebenslangen Lernens vorzuschlagen



Bündelung der Kräfte mit dem Ziel, die Bildungszusammenarbeit zu fördern, um eine auf Unternehmen und Unternehmen zugeschnittene Weiterbildung insbesondere im Hinblick auf die Digitalisierung der Wirtschaft zu fördern: Dies ist das Ziel der von Steinbeis EU-VRi (dem Steinbeis EU-VRi European Risk and Resilience Institute der Steinbeis-Hochschule), HRV.SWISS und NOOVLE International unterzeichneten Vereinbarung. Die drei Partner werden spezielle Schulungen für Unternehmen entwickeln, die deren Personal für den zukünftigen Bedarf umschulen müssen.

EU-VRi, ein führendes Unternehmen auf dem Gebiet der kritischen Infrastruktur, wird entsprechende Kurse weiterführende Lehrpläne anbieten und durchführen. Laut Professor Jovanović, dem CEO von EU-VRi, "steht diese Wahl im Einklang mit der Mission von EU-VRi, die durch kontinuierliche Weiterbildung und Aktualisierung von Fachkenntnissen von Angestellten in o.g. Unternehmen und Organisationen anbietet –vor allem im deutschsprachigen Raum".

Alberto Ciardelli, Lead Trainer, Axelos SME (Subject Matter Expert) und Berater der „NOOVLE SPA società Benefit“, ein Promoter der Initiative HRV.SWISS, im Kanton Tessin, das berechtigt ist, Schulungen und entsprechende Zertifizierungen anzubieten (ATO: Accredited Training Organization), sagt: „Ausbildung ist heute mehr denn je ein wesentlicher Faktor in regionalen Wettbewerbsstrategien. Die Besonderheit dieser Partnerschaft zwischen internationalen Instituten besteht darin, den Wert der angebotenen Studiengänge und der White Papers, die aus den Erfahrungen der besten Abschlussarbeiten der Studenten gewonnen wurden, zu fördern und die von den Teilnehmern erworbenen Fähigkeiten zu garantieren".

NOOVLE International (ein Unternehmen mit Sitz in der Schweiz) wird die Rolle des strategischen Technologiepartners der Initiative spielen. Als auf die Bereitstellung von Cloud-Projekten und -Lösungen spezialisiertes Unternehmen, verfügt NOOVLE International über sehr hohe Kompetenzen in der technologischen Entwicklung von Anwendungen, IT-Verfahren und Prototypen sowie in der Beratung und Verwaltung von EDV-Daten. Durch seine hochqualifizierten Mitarbeiter, wird NOOVLE die Durchführung von Schulungen unterstützen, indem es über praktische und anwendungsbezogene Aspekte im Zusammenhang mit dem Einsatz neuer Technologien informiert, Erfahrungen, s.g. Testimonials, Fallstudien und Workshops anbietet.

„Wir sind sehr stolz, unseren Beitrag in einem Bereich wie der Ausbildung zu leisten, der entscheidend für die Transformation von Technologie in ein Gestaltungselement ist: NOOVLE International begleitet seit jeher Hochschulen und alle ihre Kunden im Prozess der technologischen Innovation mit strukturierten Beratungs- und Kommunikationskonzepten und Schulung, parallel zur technischen Entwicklungsphase“, so Valentino Benicchio, General Director - NOOVLE International Sagl.

Die Umsetzung der Vereinbarung soll im Oktober 2022 mit der ersten Ausgabe des Executive Master in Lean Digital Business Transformation beginnen.

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31 Jan
2022
International Collaboration for Innovative Life-Long-Learning
News Photo Steinbeis EU-VRi, HRV.SWISS and NOOVLE International: join forces to propose an innovative model of Life-Long Learning 



Steinbeis EU-VRi together with HRV Swiss and Noovle International signed a strategic collaboration agreement on innovative lifelong learning.

The goal of the initiative is to promote educational collaboration through continuous training courses in the area of business digitalization tailored to the requirements of technology-driven companies and businesses. Under the agreement, the partners will develop dedicated training courses for companies that require retraining their internal staff for future needs and challenges across business functions.

Steinbeis EU-VRi, a leader in supporting the country's critical infrastructure, will develop and provide respective courses and graduate advanced curriculum degrees. According to professor Jovanović, the CEO of EU-VRi "this choice is in line with the mission of EU-VRi, which, through continuous training, provides the professional updating of the technical skills in critical infrastructure-related companies and organizations especially those active in the German-speaking countries".

Alberto Ciardelli, Lead Trainer, Axelos SME (Subject Matter Expert) and consultant of “NOOVLE SPA società Benefit”, promoter of the initiative representing HRV.SWISS, a company in the Canton of Ticino authorized to provide training and related certifications (ATO: Accredited Training Organization), says: “Today, more than ever, training is an essential factor in regional competitiveness strategies. The distinctive feature of this partnership agreement among international institutes is to promote the value of the courses provided and the White Papers drawn from the experience of the students' best theses, guaranteeing the skills acquired by the participants".

Based in Switzerland, NOOVLE International will play the role of a strategic technological partner of the initiative. The company specializing in the supply of cloud projects and solutions, NOOVLE International is adept in the technological development of applications, IT procedures and prototypes and in the consulting and management of IT data. Through its highly qualified staff, it will contribute to the implementation of training courses by providing information on practical and applied aspects related to the use of new technologies, offering experience, testimonials, case studies and workshops.

"We are very proud to provide our contribution in an area, such as training, which is decisive for transforming technology into an enabling element: NOOVLE International has always accompanied universities and all its customers in the process of technological innovation with structured consulting and communication plans and training, parallel to the technical development phase”, stated Valentino Benicchio, General Director - NOOVLE International Sagl.

The first edition of the Executive Master in Lean Digital Business Transformation is expected to launch in October 2022.

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28 Jan
2021
3 Steinbeis Innovations in the EU Innovation Radar
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Steinbeis R-Tech's Innovations are included in the EU Innovation Radar:

Innovation 1

Horizon Scanning Tool: Nano-Risk Radar for identifying emerging nanosafety trends - See details

Innovation 2

Risk governance framework for nanomaterials - See details

Innovation 3

Integrated Computational Heart Model for Virtual Clinical Trials - See details





Steinbeis Innovation

Partners

Market Maturity

Market Potential

Innovation 1

Horizon Scanning Tool: Nano-Risk Radar for identifying emerging nanosafety trends

The Nano Risk Radar supports the horizon scanning process, the harvesting of early signals and the crafting of risk notions by a tailor-made, semi-automated search engine scrolling internet blogs.

Website: https://e2r2.risk-technologies.com/

R-Tech

Tech Ready

Note-worthy

 

 

 

 

Innovation 2

Risk governance framework for nanomaterials

A highly flexible Nano-Risk Innovation framework supported by Governance project portfolio management tool building on the nano-risk governance framework and Risk Governance Portal to guide innovators towards pre-risk assessment and safety by design.

Website: http://www.nanoriskgov-portal.org/

R-Tech

NRCWE

MISVIK

Exploring

Moderate

 

 

 

 

Innovation 3

Integrated Computational Heart Model for Virtual Clinical Trials

Under the helm of BioIRC, SILICOFCM is a multi-modular, innovative in silico clinical trials (ISCT) solution for the design and functional optimization of whole heart performance and monitoring effectiveness of pharmacological treatment.

Website: https://silicofcm.eu/

BioIRC

R-Tech

Uni. Ljubljani

Tech Ready

High

 

 

 

 

 

 

12 Jan
2021
Horizon Europe: The new EU framework program for Research and Innovation
News Photo EU institutions reach a political agreement on Horizon Europe on 11 December 2020 with a budget of €100 billion foreseen from 2021 to 2027. 



The new Horizon Europe program follows on from the current Horizon 2020 program and aims to promote research on important societal issues such as health, the environment and traffic. 

Horizon Europe will incorporate research and innovation missions to increase the effectiveness of funding by pursuing clearly defined targets. Leveraging a 3-pillar structure, Horizon Europe imbibes Excellent Science, Global Challenges and European Industrial Competitiveness, and Innovative Europe with a horizontal layer for widening participation and strengthening the European Research Area (ERA).

With Health, Civil Security for Society, Digital Industry and Space, Climate, Energy and Sustainability at the core of Horizon Europe program, Steinbeis R-Tech and EU-VRi along with its partner network will be at the frontier of knowledge in the fields of applied AI, Sustainability, Risks & Resilience (advanced material, infrastructure), Life-cycle (cost) analysis (LCA).

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17 Nov
2020
ImprESS project milestone: Steinbeis submitted final report to the Coordinator
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As a big milestone of ImprESS project, Steinbeis completed submitting the final report to the Project Coordinator. The content can be found by click to LINK

The report are also available on the ImprESS project website by the Coordinator. The detail can be found through LINK

25 Sep
2020
EU-VRi publishes new Annual Report 2019-2020
News Photo EU-VRi's Annual Report 2019-2020 is out. Download here.



The newly published Annual Report focuses on the topic of security & resilience and further collaboration with industry.

The role of EU-VRi in the European and internationals risk-related activities is further strengthened with various initiatives and projects. Keynotes, contributions, papers and presentations at meetings and conferences have clearly confirmed this. New addition to the report is also the European Risk & Resilience Assessment and Rating Initiative (ERRA) following the successful completion of the SmartResilience[1]. The concept is intended to provide services that include education (e.g. certified course in the area of risk and resilience), certification and management of auditors (certification scheme to be accredited), managing/facilitating ad-hoc consultancy (e.g. the consultancy provided by the members) and research coordination to cluster members and other organization.



 

[1] http://www.smartresilience.eu-vri.eu/

10 Sep
2020
HARVEST project succeeded in manufacturing of HIERARCHICAL CARBON FIBERS
News Photo Roll-to-roll (r2r) bath coating and slot-die coating/printing technologies of carbon nanomaterial thermoelectric inks have been successfully processed using the unique r2r pilot coating and prepreger line at the University of Ioannina (UOI) – Composite and Smart Materials Laboratory (CSML), due to the high operating performance machinery developed by FOM Technologies A/S partner in our H2020 HARVEST Project CSML coordinates.



Hierarchical carbon fiber (CF) unidirectional (UD) fabric towards the final hierarchical and multi-scale nanoenabled 3R resin CFRP prepreg has been a reality!!! Of course, all these thanks to the excellent cooperation of all partners of the consortium, namely CIDETEC for the 3R and 3R nanoenabled resin – Nanocyl SA for the carbon nanomaterials – IVW for the advanced NDT testing, as well as all HARVEST end-users (SonacaAIRTIFICIALB&T Composites) guiding our work and setting the required specifications for the final thermoelectrically enabled structural FRPs. For move information, visit HARVEST website.
12 Jun
2020
EU-VRi article on #COVID-19 published in the “Environment Systems and Decisions" Springer edition
News Photo EU-VRi is proud to announce the publication of the its article “Assessing resilience of healthcare infrastructure exposed to COVID-19: emerging risks, resilience indicators, interdependencies and international standards" in the Springer edition “Environment Systems and Decisions". This article has been prepared in close collaboration with several EU-VRi partners, namely Steinbeis R-Tech, MUW, SWICA, SINTEF, DRK and BJAST.



 

Authors: A. Jovanović, P. Klimek, O. Renn, R. Schneider, K. Øien, J. Brown, M. DiGennaro, Y. Liu, V. Pfau, M. Jelić, T. Rosen, B. Caillard, S. Chakravarty & P. Chhantyal

Abstract:

In the moment of preparation of this paper, the world is still globally in grip of the Corona (COVID-19) crisis, and the need to understand the broader overall framework of the crisis increases. As in similar cases in the past, also with this one, the main interest is on the “first response”. Fully appreciating the efforts of those risking their lives facing pandemics, this paper tries to identify the main elements of the larger, possibly global, framework, supported by international standards, needed to deal with new (emerging) risks resulting from threats like Corona and assess the resilience of systems affected. The paper proposes that future solutions should include a number of new elements, related to both risk and resilience. That should include broadening the scope of attention, currently focused onto preparation and response phases, to the phases of “understanding risks”, including emerging risks, and transformation and adaptation. The paper suggests to use resilience indicators in this process. The proposed approach has been applied in different cases involving critical infrastructures in Europe (energy supply, water supply, transportation, etc., exposed to various threats), including the health system in Austria. The detailed, indicator-based, resilience analysis included mapping resilience, resilience stress-testing, visualization, etc., showing, already before the COVID-19, the resilience (stress-testing) limits of the infrastructures. A simpler (57 indicator based) analysis has, then been done for 11 countries (including Austria). The paper links these results with the options available in the area of policies, standards, guidelines and tools (such as the RiskRadar), with focus on interdependencies and global standards—especially the new ISO 31,050, linking emerging risks and resilience.

 

Download the article at the following link: https://rdcu.be/b4I4q

How to cite this article: Jovanović, A., Klimek, P., Renn, O. et al. Assessing resilience of healthcare infrastructure exposed to COVID-19: emerging risks, resilience indicators, interdependencies and international standards. Environ Syst Decis (2020). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10669-020-09779-8

02 Jun
2020
2020 CBRN Stakeholder survey
News Photo ENCIRCLE launched the "2020 CBRN Stakeholder survey" covering CBRN specific areas and also general questions concerning standards and procurement so are applicable to not just the CBRN community, an additional area included is hybrid-threats.



The ENCIRCLE project ran a number of surveys concerning the market, standards and interoperability in Years 1 and 2. These surveys have been combined so we can compare any progress and changes against the original results. The survey takes the form of 18 multiple choice questions and two open questions, which should not take long to complete and are provided in English, French, German and Italian. The questions cover CBRN specific areas and also general questions concerning standards and procurement so are applicable to not just the CBRN community, an additional area included is hybrid-threats. The survey results are anonymous and it will be open until July 31st. We will then publish and present the results in September 2020.

The survey can be found at the following: https://www.sli.do/

 

  • CBRN Stakeholder Survey – English: Event code: #ENCIRCLE-P1
  • CBRN Stakeholder Survey – French: Event Code #ENCIRCLE-FR1
  • CBRN Stakeholder Survey – Italian: Event Code #ENCIRCLE-IT1
  • CBRN Stakeholder Survey – German: Event Code #ENCIRCLE-DE1

 

13 Apr
2020
EC4SafeNano proposal for the creation of a self-sustainable European-wide virtual Centre for risk management and safe innovation in nanomaterials and nanotechnology
News Photo The H2020 project is now completed, with a concrete proposal for the creation of a self-sustainable European-wide virtual Centre for risk management and safe innovation in nanomaterials and nanotechnology.



EC4SafeNano

European Centre for Risk Management and Safe Innovation in Nanomaterials & Nanotechnologies