KIRAS Security Research

KIRAS - Security Research

The Austrian Security Research Programme KIRAS supports national research projects whose results contribute to the security of all members of society.

For the current phase of the programme, KIRAS focusses on funding activities related to protection of critical infrastructures.  

Funding Instruments

The Austrian security research programme KIRAS implements three mutually complementary instruments. They range from probing actions to cooperative research and innovation projects and R&D support actions.


KIRAS Security Research map

The KIRAS Security Research map supports interested parties in finding the right partners for their KIRAS project consortium.

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Funded projects

The Austrian Security Research programme KIRAS is owned by the Austrian Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Regions and Tourism (BMLRT).
The programme management, especially the project management, is within the responsibility of the Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG) on behalf of the BMLRT.  

B.PREPARED - emergency planning and decision-support in case of accidents involving hazardous substances

Accidents involving hazardous substances impose threats on the health of the population and can have negative effects on the en-vironment. Dealing…

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MUSIG - Multi-sensor Information Generation to Support Crisis Management and Prevention

The FFG KIRAS project MUSIG focuses on the automated, AI-based derivation and fusion of movement information from geo-social media, mobile phone data…

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RIFIDAS – Rapid In-Field IDentification of Addictive Substances

Development of a handheld-tool for quick assessment and classification of THC- or CBD-Cannabis by police officers.

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RESIST - Digital pandemic and crisis management in drinking water supply

RESIST develops manuals and guidelines for cross-incident emergency management based on technical, socio-technical and digital approaches to increase…

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RAIDAR - Rapid Artificial Intelligence based Detection of Aggressive or Radical content on the Web

Exploring methods of quantitative and qualitative evaluation of online hate and radicalizing content in big data with a focus on LegalAI.

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Project CAVE - Community Engagement and Vulnerabilities in Coping with Epidemics

The CAVE project aims at determining and capturing vulnerable groups affected by epidemic events in Austria and to enhance their accessibility and…

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