EU Horizon 2020 project - iNteracting netwOrk of inTelligence and securIty practitiOners with iNdustry and acadEmia actorS


The vision of the NOTIONES network is to build and maintain a pan-European ecosystem of security and intelligence practitioners in order to (1) monitor technologic opportunities and advancements and best practices and (2) define and refine requirements and standardization needs.

In order to achieve this objective the project, coordinated by TECNALIA, combines the expertise of 29 partners from 21 different countries; including 15 military, civil, financial and judiciary practitioners as well as local, national and international law enforcement agencies.



Title: iNteracting netwOrk of inTelligence and securIty practitiOners with iNdustry and acadEmia actorS
Duration: 01.09.2021 – 31.08.2026
Topic: SU-GM01-2020
Call: Pan-European networks of practitioners & other actors in the field of security
Funding: H2020 – Coordination and Support Action (CSA)
GA Number: 101021853
CORDIS: CORDIS Project Profile


Objective 1. Elicitation of the needs of intelligence and security practitioners.

In order to focus the research and development efforts on the needs and requirements of intelligence and security professionals, the project will work closely with end users from across Europe to identify the challenges associated with contemporary intelligence processes and the role of technology in their operations.

Objective 2. Promote interaction of technology providers and academy with intelligence and security practitioners.

By matching the practitioners’ requirements with existing or upcoming technological solutions, specific focus areas will be identified, discussed and enriched by technology providers and academic professionals, connecting supply and demand. Dedicated working groups will be arranged in order to explore the selected focus areas.

Objective 3. Identification of novel technologies relevant for practitioners through research monitoring.

NOTIONES will monitor and analyse novel technologies and insights relevant for intelligence and security practitioners. The output of the research monitoring activity will be fed to the active working groups, in order to update them on the most recent emerging technologies and to propose new themes for their discussions.

Objective 4. Periodically publish a report which summarise findings in order to orientate future research project programming.

Practitioners will be guided to the definition of common requirements, priorities and standardization needs to be adopted by industrial and research players as well as practitioners themselves. Requirements, standardization needs, feasibility considerations, risks and opportunities identified within the working groups will be summarized in periodic reports.

Objective 5. Ensure the commitment and involvement of new organisations in the pan-European NOTIONES network.

NOTIONES will ensure the engagement of new organisations in the project and expansion of the network by organising workshops and conferences. During these events, the interaction with research and industry will be tailored on each specific focus area, thus assuring a tangible benefit for all stakeholders.