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Center for Defence, Space & Security (CenSec) (Center for Sikkerhedsindustrien i Danmark (CenSec))

Denmark: Central Jutland
Anders Laustsen

Overview

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About us

CenSec is the prime Danish cluster for small and medium-sized enterprises specializing in high tech industries like defence, homeland security, space, aerospace, railway and maritime.

Censec has approximately 150 members consisting of companies with cutting edge skills in advanced manufacturing, electronic and software development. Among our members you will also find leading Danish universities and knowledge institutions. CenSec works with prime contractors, system integrators, Ministry of Defense procurement, logistic and repair agencies etc. to identify, develop and recommend appropriate supplier and sub-contractor capability.

CenSec was founded in 2004 and established in 2007 as an industrial cluster. In 2018, CenSec was approved by the Danish Ministry of Higher Education and Science to also become a national Innovation Network for Security (Inno-Sec).

In October 2020, CenSec was appointed by the Danish Ministry of Higher Education and Science to be the national Danish cluster for defence, space and security in the 4 year period from 2021-2024.

Mission

To develop business networks among small and medium-sized sub-suppliers to the defence, security and space industry and other high-tech industries.

• To offer assistance to business members to improve market knowledge, competencies and education enabling them to participate in business networks, and creating business opportunities and innovation.

Vision

• Towards 2025, CenSec will continue to expand our position as one of the best and most recognised cluster and network organisation in Denmark and Europe offering business networks which will create visible, measurable and sustained results for business members.

• Towards 2025, CenSec will continue to retain and expand cooperation with the most significant defence, space and security players both in Denmark and abroad, with a primary focus on Europe, with the aim of retaining our status as one of the best and most recognised cluster in Denmark and Europe.

Formalised strategy
Strategy focus on internationalisation

Cluster composition

  • 151
    Cluster Members
  • 129
    SME's
  • 9
    Large Companies
  • 8
    Research Organisations, Universities, Technology Centers
  • 5
    Other Ecosystem Actors

Achievements

Arbit Cyber Defence Systems is the first company in Europe to receive new ECSO label

Arbit Cyber Defence Systems, a Danish cybersecurity company based in Copenhagen has become the first European company to be assigned the new Cybersecurity Made in Europe label launched by the European Cyber Security Organisation (ECSO).

Arbit offers a complete range of certified and accredited cross domain solutions using data diode technology, designed for separated high security networks.

"It has always been our mission to ensure that the right information is available at the right time – both in governmental institutions and on the battlefield," said CEO Rasmus Borch. "We have substantial knowledge in this area and we are ready to make this knowledge available to commercial customers, as well as suggest solutions for critical infrastructure."

ECSO decided to launch the label as a new marketing-tool, designed to promote European cybersecurity companies and increase their visibility in the European and global market, raising awareness of the strategic value of cybersecurity companies from in Europe and developing their business based on trustworthy European values.

In Denmark, the label is issued by CenSec, the national Danish cluster for Defence, Space and Security, a cluster - of which Arbit Cyber Defence Systems is a member.

Two other CenSec members have obtained the label since Arbit was successful and several others have shown an interest.

Management team

Klaus Bolving
Cluster Manager
Anders Laustsen
ECCP Responsible Person
Anna Andersen
Other
Charlotte Dalqvist
Project Manager

Sectorial and industrial focus

Sectoral Industries
Information and communication:J63 Information service activities - Public administration and defence; compulsory social security:O84 Public administration and defence; compulsory social security
Technology fields
B\: Performing operations; transporting:Aircraft; aviation; cosmonautics
S3 EU priority areas
Digital transformation:Quantum computing
Cross-sectoral industries
Digital Industries

Services

Support services provided

Other (please specify)

Further information

A membership of CenSec has the following benefits:

- Be part of a strong alliance with members covering the defence, space and security industries in Denmark and

internationally through network activities.

- Participate with your logo, company information and pictures on our member section at our webpage and in the

printed members brochure.

- Participate in conferences, seminars, and courses with defence, space and security related subjects.

- Participate in cluster activities and matchmaking in relation to the ongoing development projects.

- Obtain advice and guidance from CenSec on defense, space and security related development projects.

Support training services for cluster managers/policy makers

Facilitation of collaboration between members (eg. joint training programs)

Support programmes

EU Programmes

European Programmes
CIP/COSME Other

Name & description

Project name

COSME - "Clusters Go International in the Defence & Security Sector" (CUS-CLUSINT-2017-03-6) - Acronym: EU KETs4Dual-Use (coordinator: Póle OPTITEC) - (grant proposal accepted - september 2018 - december 2019

Innovation Express - "Inno-Pro / Systematic Cooperation" - focus area: cyber security (grant proposal accepted - january 2018 - July 2019

Cooperation activities

International cooperation

Targeted countries

Canada
Singapore
United States

Transnational cooperation

Targeted countries

Denmark
France
Germany

Transnational support activites

Participation at missions/events/study visits/fairs

International support activites

Participation at missions/events/study visits/fairs

Further information

CenSec is engaged in the following trans-national activities:

- Innovation Express programme (with clusters from Spain, Germany, Lithuania, France, USA)

- Nordic Innovation (Sweden, Norway, Finland) - http://nordicinnovation.org/ 

- COSME applications/projects (with clusters from France, Lithuania)

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Latest news and documents

News Published: 10.02.2021
Celerium Announces Partnership with CenSec to Bring Cybersecurity and CMMC Awareness to Danish Defense Industry
News Published: 10.02.2021
Five Danish companies awarded project funding for development of space technologies
News Achievements Published: 31.10.2019
EU gold for Denmark's only defence cluster