SAFE, Security and Freedom for Europe, is a no-profit foundation specialised in the design and implementation of EU-funded projects in the area of security, defence, peace, stability and fundamental rights, with a special focus on CBRN risk mitigation at European and non-European critical infrastructures.
SAFE’s services include the provision of training and equipment, top-level policy advice, technical competence from experienced practitioners, effective project management and innovative monitoring and evaluation approaches.


The AIT Austrian Institute of Technology is Austria’s largest research and technology organisation. Among European research institutes AIT is a specialist in key infrastructure issues of the future.
AIT provides research and technological development to realize basic innovations for the next generation of infrastructure-related technologies in the fields of Energy, Low-Emission Transport, Health & Bioresources, Digital Safety & Security, Vision, Automation & Control and Technology Experience. These technological research areas are supplemented by AIT’s competence in the area of Innovation Systems & Policy.


The Institute for International Affairs (IAI), is an Italian think-tank performing policy analysis in EU security/defence and seeking to promote an understanding of international issues in foreign politics, economics as well as security through studies, research, conferences, lectures and publications. IAI is also the coordinator of the Italian Cluster P3, a network involving institutional and industrial actors, along with the scientific community, for the preparation, prevention and protection of the environment and the population from CBRN risks.


Established in 1982, the University of Rome Tor Vergata is the leading EU University in CBRN research and training, has NATO selected status, and is an affiliate of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, the Italian Ministry of Defence and the Ministry of Interior. Amongst the programs offered through its six schools, UNITOV features a 1st and 2nd level International Master’s degree in protection against CBRN events aimed at preparing highly specialised first responders and advisors to decision-makers.


The Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development (ENEA) is the Italian reference institution for advanced technologies and radiation protection. Its focus sectors include energy technologies (renewable sources, energy storage, smart grids), nuclear fusion and nuclear safety, energy efficiency and climate change.


Altheria is a virtual reality software provider that caters to industrial companies with the aim to offer them the best VR training content on the market. Altheria provides a broad range of VR tools and services on its unique platform, Altheria Practice. It includes its best-in-class VR training creation tool which delivers breakthrough improvements to company operations.


The Joint Defence NBC School is a specialized armed force CBRN training pole recognized by the Government to issue CBRN certifications and participating in NATO CBRN working groups. The Joint NBC School also develops directives and operating procedures and provides advice and knowledge in the field of CBRN defence.


LINKS Foundation was wished to light by Compagnia di San Paolo Foundation – the biggest Italian bank foundation – and Polytechnic University of Turin – prestigious university – in order to have an institution
that operates in applied research, innovation and technology transfer.

LINKS has been working for almost 20 years at national and international level and was formed by merging two historical research Institutes, the Istituto Superiore Mario Boella (IMSB) and the Istituto per i Sistemi Territoriali Innovativi (SiTI). Thanks to the cooperation of more than 160 researchers the Foundation oversees technical-scientific disciplines in digital technology and regional development such as: Artificial Intelligence,  connected systems and IoT, cybersecurity, advanced calculation systems,  satellite systems. All this is then applied to make innovative projects in many application fields: industry 4.0, Intelligent Mobility, Agritech, Space Economy, Smart infrastructures, Cultural Heritage.


Mestel Safety started their company as a small tire repair shop in the heart of Genova. After creating a wrong rubber mix in the late 1950, Gianni Gamberini, disappointed and annoyed with the result of his experiment, threw a test mix to cool off in a water recipient. To his awe, the rubber piece, went right back to the surface and floated. Shortly after, the first floating fins were on the market, starting from Genova, where brands not only have made the history of scuba diving – they generated the scuba industry.

Since then the Gamberini family has always been working with rubber, plastics and it’s derivates, mastering this category of raw material and continually finding new potential uses and markets.
Since 1980, Mestel has been manufacturing gas masks, based on innovative concepts and design. With time Mestel Safety, became strongly involved in providing safety solutions all over the world.