ana.pinuela's picture
Ana Maria Piñuela

Promoting innovative technologies for the protection of citizens, goods and infrastructures


We aim to encourage the adoption of emerging technologies by the industry and public institutions in the defense and security arena, and especially in the homeland security field. Part of our mission is also to identify business opportunities for Atos when these involve issues such as crisis management, emergency services, protection of citizens, goods and infrastructures, border surveillance and management or ICT support for law enforcement.


We are working towards fostering EU excellence by identifying links between the EU Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP), with emerging technologies, to explore “dual use” technologies such as defense tech applicable in civil security, and to deliver more for less including cloud-based solutions, data and info sharing, etc.

In addition, we aim at avoiding duplication and pool resources by allowing interoperability and collaboration among Homeland, Security and Defence organizations which are immersed in the development of NATO, EDA or other EU cooperation frameworks.


Our values focus on:

  • Innovation in Crisis Management, Resilience and Emergency services
  • Protection and Surveillance of Critical Infrastructures and Systems
  • Technologies and Processes for Border Control Management
  • Decision Support Systems applied to security
  • Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear related IT solutions
  • Complex event processing, different mining technologies (data, link, opinion, audio…), data and context fusion, and visual analytics
  • Design, modeling, and simulation of forward-looking scenarios
  • Automatic image processing and recognition in high demanding scenarios



Advanced low flying aircrafts detection and tracking
Edit project Link

Development of a surveillance system for timely detection and classification of air targets, providing a prediction of landing sites or dropping zones.


Proactive enhancement of human performance in border control
Edit project Link

Focuses on human factors in border lines to enhance the performance of border guards and the travelers’ experience. 


Next generation of information systems to support EU external policies
Edit project Link

Providing EU Civilian missions with a secure and cost-effective information system which enhances situational awareness, information exchange, and operational control.


Addresses the fast inspection of containers in ports and crossing borders to detect Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) materials.


Driving Innovation in Crisis Management for European Resilience
Edit project Link

Aims to develop and boost the uptake of innovative solutions to address the operational needs of practitioners dealing with Crisis Management (CM).


Privacy, Ethical, Regulatory and Social no-gate crossing point solutions acceptance
Edit project Link

Provides a unified Impact Assessment Method for No-Gate Crossing Point Solutions.


Increasing disaster resilience by establishing a sustainable process to support standardisation of technologies and services
Edit project Link

Roadmap for the empowerment of Crisis Management and European disaster resilience through standardisation, by ensuring that expectations of suppliers are adequately portrayed.


Integrated and adaptive responses to toxic emergencies for rapid triage: engineering the roadmap from casualty to patient to survivor.
Edit project Link

Integrated concept of operation for crisis management in catastrophic Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) incidents.


Towards a EU framework for the security of widezones
Edit project Link

European framework for widezones surveillance taking into consideration costs, complexity, vulnerability, societal acceptance, and ethics.