The ENTRUSTED project, with the full title: “European Networking for satellite Telecommunication Roadmap for the governmental Users requiring Secure, inTeroperable, innovativE and standardiseD services”, is an Horizon 2020 Coordination and Support Action that pursues research in the field of secure satellite communications (SatCom). The project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program.

ENTRUSTED aims to contribute to the successful implementation of the EU GOVSATCOM initiative, which will provide guaranteed, reliable and cost-effective access to secure satellite communications capacities and services for governmental users.

How will the ENTRUSTED project contribute to the EU GOVSATCOM programme?

ENTRUSTED will help to understand current and evolving user needs, which will be translated into a set of consolidated and prioritised user requirements for future GOVSATCOM services. ENTRUSTED will also define a roadmap for research and innovation on the future GOVSATCOM user technology. Project findings will inform regulations on the EU GOVSATCOM operational requirements, service portfolios, the sharing and prioritisation of GOVSATCOM services, and security requirements.

What is the Network of governmental Users?

The Network of governmental Users (NoU) associates representatives of relevant EU GOVSATCOM users by Member States and EU agencies (including ENTRUSTED Consortium members and external collaborators). NoU members work together in the identification of GOVSATCOM user needs and operational requirements, within the scope of the ENTRUSTED project. They also act as the primary interface towards user communities and actual users. The NoU will also define current and evolving use cases for secure SatCom, identify training needs among users, and organise field tests to demonstrate secure SatCom capabilities. Finally, the NoU will engage in a debate on required user technology developments and effective investments across the EU in the area of governmental satellite communications.

What is the purpose of the R&I Roadmap and Coordination Plan?

The Research and Innovation Roadmap and Coordination Plan (R&I roadmap) for secure SatCom user technology will indicate actions and investments necessary to close the gaps between SatCom capabilities and user requirements. Its purpose is to ensure that future GOVSATCOM services comply with user expectations.

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You can complete the subscription to ENTRUSTED newsletters here. You will be informed about latest project news and activities every six months.