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13 November 2018
The Hague, Netherlands
Cybersecurity Matchmaking Event 2018

Cybersecurity Matchmaking Event 2018

A Matchmaking Event for Cyber Security took place on November 13th, 2018 in New Babylon The Hague.

At the launch of the third edition of the National Cyber Security Research Agenda, NCSRA III, on the fifth of June, NWO announced a new call for cybersecurity research proposals with a total budget of at least five million euros, and within the framework of the national Top Sector policy. We are three months later and NWO will publish the call in a few weeks: “Call for Proposals Cybersecurity – Digital Security & Privacy”. This call initiated and funded by the NWO domain Social Sciences and Humanities, the NWO domain Science and the Taskforce for Applied Research SIA, meets the need to facilitate chain-wide research collaboration in the field of cybersecurity.


To bring academic, public and private parties together, as well as different research disciplines, the NWO subdivisions mentioned above organized a matchmaking event, which was held 13 November 2018 in New Babylon, The Hague. NWO arranged this in close cooperation with the partners involved in this call, dcypher, Commit2Data, Social Infrastructure Agenda and the Top Sector Creative Industries.


Communities associated with the stakeholders mentioned above are invited to participate. This includes not only academic researchers but also researchers from universities of applied science as well as representatives from public and private enterprises. The goal is to address the NCSRA III challenges articulated in the five different pillars of the NCSRA III from different angles and disciplines.

Who should attend?

The event is for everyone, interested or involved in cybersecurity research and development. We invite especially possible future executors of cybersecurity R&D projects (scientists, entrepreneurs), public and private research partners, potential profit and non-profit users of research results 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 October 16th starts the specific meeting selection for the speed dates.


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


  • 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

On June 5th, dcypher launched the 3rd edition of the National Cyber Security Research Agenda (NCSRA III). The NCSRA III describes cybersecurity research challenges around five pillars, which together support cybersecurity research and development in the Netherlands. These pillars are:

  • Design
  • Defense
  • Attacks
  • Governance
  • Privacy

Previous agendas were more disciplinary in design. With the now chosen division into pillars, scientific disciplines come together. They provide direction to the research and enable interdisciplinary collaboration.

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

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


Closed since 13 November 2018


New Babylon Meeting Center | Den Haag

Organised by


Participants 75
Meetings 75


Belgium 3
North Korea 1
Netherlands 132
United Kingdom 1
Total 137


Knowledge Institute / University 71
Autority / Government 30
Entrepreneurs (SME / Industry) 35
Total 136