Internet security

The initiative has been announced Carmen Artigas, Secretary of State for Digitization and Artificial Intelligence, during the Mobile World Congress celebrations in Barcelona. According to the announcement, the National Cybersecurity Institute (INCIBE) will lead into the market through contracts totaling 224 million euros over the next three years Innovative public procurement in cybersecurity in which it will be the biggest boost for the industry through this format at European level.

The nation’s government is thus realizing a strong commitment to cybersecurity as one of the main axes of the recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. This investment, part of the “Spain Can” recovery, transformation and resilience plan, will allow INCIBE to promote a cybersecurity transformation throughout the public sector, in SMEs and in strategic sectors such as energy, transport or infrastructures , and work You in the creation of competitive, required and lasting solutions in all these areas and in their application between companies and public administrations.

The commitment to the innovative public procurement format as an effective tool to mobilize public-private investments to carry out these actions will allow INCIBE to develop an innovation policy aimed at strengthening the capacities and competitiveness of the Spanish industry that will produce products and solutions based on disruptive and highly competitive technologies on an international scale.

7 actions in cybersecurity

INCIBE will develop the strategy for innovative public procurement through 7 actions:

Strategic R&D programs for the development of disruptive technology projects by companies in the cybersecurity industry that respond to long-term challenges.

Technological solutions for the most important Public Sector Challenges.

Technological solutions for Cybersecurity in SMEs.

Technological solutions for cyber security for strategic areas (including energy, transport and infrastructure).

Technological solutions to improve infrastructures of cybersecurity and INCIBE’s own equipment.

Technological solutions associated with training or capacity building and knowledge of human nature.

Public purchasing of innovations small projects driven by start-ups, micro and SMEs.

market advice

With the aim of defining each of the contracts subject to the final tender, INCIBE announces the launch of a market consultation from July 1st to August 13th, open to the presentation of projects by companies and other economic actors.

After analyzing all the projects presented, INCIBE will develop the tools to carry out each of the identified actions. In mid-October, the list of contracts, known as the Early Demand Map, will be released to begin bidding immediately.

This investment will position INCIBE as one of the main players in innovative public procurement in Spain and the national cybersecurity ecosystem as a leading sector at international level in the use of tools to promote the sector through public demand.

For those interested in more information, INCIBE has organized a webinar for July 15th, taking place from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., to clarify any doubts that may arise regarding this market consultation. These doubts can also be raised in advance by email in order to deal with them in the best possible way that day. If you would like more information, click on this link

Cybersecurity, Innovative Public Procurement, Incibe