Frontex invites to workshop the European Industry and Academia which lead (or are about to start/are in the incubation phase of ideas on) research and development projects aimed at developing new products, technologies, solutions for border security and using financial sources other than EU financing.
The project proposes to bring the European ongoing and new border security research projects to the attention of the relevant stakeholders, in order to put the real needs under the light of research, thus ensuring that the projects’ results will best serve the requirements of border security.
The project proposes also to contribute to the capacity building process bringing to the attention of the Border Guard Authorities new and innovative approaches (e.g. Pre-Commercial Procurement instrument) designed to acquire research and development services and related results, with the purpose of steering the development of new innovations towards their needs.
The Workshop on Innovation in Border Control 2013 (WIBC 2013) aims bringing together academic researchers, practitioners, and industry to: present the latest results of research in the field of border control, raise the awareness of current and future challenges of border control authorities, discuss innovative solutions to tackle these challenges and disseminate information on ongoing border security-related research projects and initiatives. More information on the the workshop can be found HERE.
The Workshop on Innovation in Border Control 2013 (WIBC 2013), co-organized by Frontex Research and Development Unit, the Joint Research Centre (JRC) of the European Commission, and the National Center for Border Security and Immigration (BORDERS) of the University of Arizona, is soliciting both research and “industrial practice and experience” papers in the domain of border control (including surveillance).