KIRAS Security Research

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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 Finance (BMF).
The programme management, especially the project management, is within the responsibility of the Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG) on behalf of the BMF.  

Deployment and training of personal tracking dogs (PSH)

Investigate principles for deployment of personal tracking dogs, evaluating the existing training program and obtaining information from other…

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SYRI - Systemic risk management and resilience planning for Austrian food supply security

The aim of SYRI is the first real-time systemic risk assessment in food value networks that are critical for the population. These networks consist…

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QKD4GOV – Quantum-safe Cryptography for Securing Governmental data

Establishment of a secure communication network between public authorities to investigate novel encryption schemes based on quantum key distribution…

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EASIER - Enabling and Assessing Trust when Cooperating with Robots in Disaster Response

In the context of the Security Research Program (Kiras) the project EASIER aims at increasing trust of first responders in assistance robots.…

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ReaGtSion - Assessment of resilience requirements for goods and services of Austrian key industries

The project deals with approaches for the detection of disruptions and bottlenecks in value chains of Austrian systemically relevant companies.

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MRespond – Multi-User Mixed Reality system for flexible trainings of first responders

The goal of the project is to develop a mixed reality training system to expand training capabilities for first responders to create better emergency…

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