Selected – 2019


Cybersecurity, the security of our information systems, is a fundamental concern in the global digitalization of our societies. Since innovation is at the heart of cybersecurity, research at the best international level is essential to keep control on the security of our information systems. In this context, France and Germany are developing very strong research teams often at the very best international level.

The German (BMBF) and French (MESRI) ministries of research agreed in Berlin (June 19th, 2018) upon the 6th Forum on German – French Cooperation  to develop a strong German – French research axis on cybersecurity. Therefore, the present joint call for proposals aims to fund projects promoting high-quality research collaborations among researchers in France and Germany. In order to provide highly innovative solutions that will in particular benefit, as well as take their inspiration sources, in the three application areas of Industry 4.0 including Internet of Things, Healthcare and Automotive.

Research funded by this call must address the priority topic of privacy preservation, as it has been identified by the German-French working group during the 6th forum on German-French collaboration on research. The call is open to research institutions (RPO and universities) and companies. The involvement of partners along the entire innovation chain from research to industry to end users is encouraged to support the practical relevance of the developed solutions.

Funding will be provided to collaborative projects between German and French partners that conduct fundamental or application-oriented research (roughly corresponding to TRL 1-5) aiming at highly innovative solutions in the security of information systems. Projects proposals have to create substantial added value from the German-French cooperation.

Projects will have a duration of up to 3 years.

The joint proposal must be submitted to the ANR and the VDI/VDE-IT submission sites.

Opening : 2019-12-04 at 14:00 CET
Application Deadline : 2020-02-28 at 13:00 CET

ANR contact (on behalf of MESRI):

Dr. Clara Bertolissi, Digital Technology and Mathematics Dpt, Clara.Bertolissi(at) 
Tel. +33 (0)1 73 54 82 84

The link to the ANR submission platform will be announced on the call web page mid-December.

VDI/VDE-IT contact (on behalf of BMBF):

Dr. Kerstin Reulke, Kerstin.reulke(at) 
Tel. +49 30/3100 78-386

Link to the call on the BMBF website:

Funded projects


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