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


Next generation of information systems to support EU external policies
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Providing EU Civilian missions with a secure and cost-effective information system which enhances situational awareness, information exchange, and operational control.


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


UAV-based inspection of Critical Infrastructures, through Edge and Cloud
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Aims at overcoming the limitations of data processing by exploiting the benefits of distributed UAV data AI across UAV, Edge, and Cloud for the inspection and maintenance of Critical Infrastructures.


Privacy, Ethical, Regulatory and Social no-gate crossing point solutions acceptance
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Provides a unified Impact Assessment Method for No-Gate Crossing Point Solutions.


Electrical Power System's Shield against complex incidents and extensive cyber and privacy attacks
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Improving the cyber security of the European electrical power energy systems (EPES)


Integrated and adaptive responses to toxic emergencies for rapid triage: engineering the roadmap from casualty to patient to survivor.
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Integrated concept of operation for crisis management in catastrophic Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) incidents.