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Call for the Cyber Startup Challenge 2021
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The Cyber-Defence (CYD) Campus, armasisse Science and Technology, is looking for innovative technologies and explores the startup market by organizing a new Cyber Startup Challenge 2021, after the successful 2020 edition. Registrations are possible until July 31, 2021.


Call for Presentations: DEFTECH – Non-satellite-based navigation
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Are you researching in the area of non-satellite-based navigation and would like to present your results to interested parties from the military, research, industry and academia? Then take the opportunity and follow the Call for Presentations for the next DEFTECH event on 25 August 2021. The entry deadline for all presentations is 5 July 2021.


The Cyber-Defence Campus at the NATO CyCon Conference in Tallinn, Estonia
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Two research projects of the Cyber-Defence (CYD) Campus of armasuisse Science and Technology will be presented at the virtual NATO CyCon Conference from 25-28 May 2021 in Tallinn, Estonia.


Cyber-Defence Campus powers innovation
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The Strategy Cyber DDPS 2021 - 2024 expands and substantiates the cyber defence measures of the Swiss Confederation. The Cyber-Defence (CYD) Campus plays a lead role in the areas of innovation and research of cyber defence systems. As a competence centre connecting industry, academia and the DDPS, the CYD Campus pursues sustainable goals: the development of innovative solutions to mitigate cyber vulnerabilities and the promotion of cyber talents to assure the Swiss capability for innovation in the area of cyber defence.


Water and sediment analysis in Lake Neuchâtel
Today, Lake Neuchâtel still contains some 4500 to 5000 tons of ammunition remnants from Air Force firing exercises.

From 29 to 31 March 2021, armasuisse Science and Technology, together with partners, will be taking samples for analyses in Lake Neuchâtel at Forel (FR). Today, the lake contains around 4500 to 5000 tons of ammunition remnants from Air Force firing exercises. In addition to a new measurement of harmful substances and heavy metals in the water, specialised divers will also be collecting sediment samples.


Technologies in the Future
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armasuisse S+T has designed the Technocast project together with its research partners. The project is intended to demonstrate which technological applications are accepted by people and how well. This should help to obtain a better understanding of existing applications and provide insight into which technologies can be developed most quickly.


Meet the finalists of the Cyber Startup Challenge 2020
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CounterCraft, Exeon, and Moabi convinced the jury during the 2020 Cyber Startup Challenge selection process. All three companies gave a pitch at the Cyber-Defence Campus Conference on Cyber Threat & Technology Intelligence on November 3. The startup CounterCraft has been selected to implement a Proof of Concept of its technology in the Swiss Armed Forces systems.


Identifying «Fake News» more quickly
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Imagine that Federal Councillor Viola Amherd called out on Twitter for a certain product to be bought or for money to be transferred to a particular account. Inconceivable? In the era of hacked social media accounts, unfortunately not impossible. In order to expose fake tweets quickly, armasuisse S+T has initiated a research project.


Innovative board game on conflicts and new technologies
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The VISIONARY DAYs will take place in Tessin from October 3 – 9. This one-week event will enable Swiss and North Italian companies to exchange experiences on the latest trends in the area of digital innovation. As research programme director of «Technology Foresight» armasuisse S+T, Dr. Quentin Ladetto will present the board game «New Techno War» for the first time, together with his partners.


«Lab as a Service» Implemented in Test Environment
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Communications and management systems must provide information without delay across all management levels. The military and legal requirements for the systems are ensured with evaluations and testing. Thanks to «Lab as a Service», these evaluations can now be implemented faster, while conserving resources.

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