The European Cybersecurity Industrial, Technology and Research Competence Centre’s National Coordination Centre Finland (NCC-FI) began operations officially in early 2023. The National Coordination Centre creates conditions for Finnish cyber security operators, such as companies, universities and research institutes, to participate in international research and development work and obtain funding from the EU’s funding programmes.
The National Coordination Centre is building and developing a national competence network. The network will consist of key public and private operators, and it aims to develop cooperation between these operators to enable and improve cyber security research, development and innovation. The National Coordination Centre helps Finnish operators participate in cross-border EU projects and obtain EU funding according to national priorities. The Coordination Centre’s key function is to grant Finnish operators funding for activities aiming to improve cyber security. The first call for financial support has opened on the 16th of June 2023 and will close on the 16th of August 2023 at 16:15 o'clock. More information about the call on the Finnish and Swedish website. (External link)
The National Coordination Centre is a member of the EU-wide Network of Coordination Centres led by the European Cybersecurity Competence Centre. The purpose of the Network is to improve national cyber security capacities, support cyber security research and accelerate technological development in the EU. The Network of National Coordination Centres increases cooperation between the Member States. This cooperation reinforces the EU’s cyber security capacities and the competitiveness of the cyber security sector.
The National Coordination Centre is financed by the EU and the State of Finland.