TESTUDO plenary meeting in Donostia-San Sebastian

On 9th-10th May 2024 the project’s 1st physical meeting after the KoM was held. The meeting was organised by Vicomtech in the beautiful city of Donostia-San Sebastian in Spain. It was an occasion to summarise and present the project progress across all active work-packages as well as to discuss among all partners the plans for further activities in the next months.  

ACCELI presents TESTUDO assets at the AUTOMATION and ROBOTICS EXPO 2024

On 12-14 April 2024 TESTUDO partner ACCELIGENCE LTD participated with a stand in the AUTOMATION and ROBOTICS EXPO 2024, held in Athens, Greece. ACCELI presented the prototypes of their and UAVs, which will be utilised among different TESTUDO assets:
CERBERUS: a versatile octa-copter UAV capable of being equipped with a dedicated onboard processor.
DIOPTRA: an electric fixed-wing aircraft with Vertical take – off and landing capabilities.

First workshop with TESTUDO end users

TESTUDO partners attended the first workshop with end users that was organised on March 20th and 21st in the DFKI premises in Berlin, Germany, within the context of WP3 activities. The purpose of the workshop was to develop the description of the use cases, discuss the user requirements, the technical requirements and engage in preliminary discussions on the trials for the TESTUDO solution.  

Partners from PROSEGUR, ADSENSUS and SATWAYS, along with CERTH as project coordinator, contributed to the moderation of the workshop. Representatives from EYDAP and INTERBIAK attended as end users, providing vital information and details on the infrastructure, operational protocols, human resources and procedures that will define the development of the TESTUDO solution and the three trials. Partners from ACCELIGENCE, INTERBIAK, VICOMTECH, NTTD-IT, T4i, TEKNIKER and DFKI actively engaged in discussions focused on the technical aspects of the TESTUDO solution and its implementation. 

The outcomes from the first workshop with the end users contribute to the WP3 deliverables and offer a solid background that is essential for the technical partners in their activities for TESTUDO, as well as to the critical infrastructure operators that will benefit from a solution that will meet their specific needs.

TESTUDO project a member of ECSCI

TESTUDO project has become a member of European Cluster for Securing Critical Infrastructures. The main objective of the cluster is to create synergies and foster emerging disruptive solutions to security issues via cross-projects collaboration and innovation.
TESTUDO project will bring great synergies to the activities of the ECSCI by contributing to the main objective of the cluster via cross-projects collaboration in terms of communication and dissemination activities as well as by exploring possibilities for scientific and technical cooperation.

WP3 partners meeting in EYDAP’s premises

In the context of WP3, particularly for identifying risk-based use cases to validate the TESTUDO solution, teams from PROSEGUR and SATWAYS conducted site visits to EYDAP‘s facilities, including the Marathon Dam and Aspropyrgos Drinking Water Treatment Plant (DWTP). These visits enable TESTUDO to perform detailed risk assessments for the chosen infrastructure and gather firsthand insights to validate critical facilities, processes, and legacy systems.

With the valuable assistance of EYDAP’s personnel, on January 31st, PROSEGUR and SATWAYS inspected assets at the Marathon Dam, such as the stem, roads, mechanical equipment, and security measures. Additionally, they engaged in discussions with key personnel to understand operational processes and protocols.

On February 1st, the teams visited the Aspropyrgos DWTP, a vital component of EYDAP’s infrastructure, focusing on drinking water treatment and security processes and equipment. Through semi-structured interviews, accurate and current information was gathered, contributing to the risk assessment report and use case scenario definition.

These activities form an integral part of WP3 deliverables and provide essential background knowledge for technical partners in tailoring the TESTUDO solution to meet the needs of critical infrastructure operators.

TESTUDO KoM

On 10th-11th October 2023 the beautiful city of Thessaloniki held the project’s Kick-off meeting, hosted by the project coordinator CERTH. It was an occasion to meet each partner in person and set the starting point for the project. The consortium composed of 20 partners met for the first time to discuss in detail the scope of work in the project, the division of tasks between individual partners and the plan of their implementation for the next months. The KOM was attended by the Project Officer Ms. Doris Neumann from the Research Executive Agency and the representative of DG HOME Mr. Felix Combreau.