Cybercampus Sweden is a proposed national initiative founded by KTH, RISE and SwAF, and supported by the Supreme Commander of SwAF, Rector of KTH, and CEO of RISE. The planning group is now joined by MSB, Karlstad University (SWITS), Ericsson, and Saab. All universities and other organizations are welcome to join the campus Working Group and be a part of the journey and shape up the proposed campus. Currently, Vinnova is funding a pre-study through the new Advanced Digitalisation programme to prepare for the campus launch. Cybercampus Sweden complements other national initiatives (National Cybersecurity Center, Swedish NCC, CyberNode, and CDIS) with agile cyber education and joint research. The core team of the campus is also behind these existing national cybersecurity initiatives.
“En nyligen gjord studie visar att det saknas nära 200000 yrkesverksamma i cybersäkerhet enbart i Europa;
“If our digital infrastructures are not secure, then most functions of our society are at risk.”
“A surprisingly large number of organizations are involved in the defence of the Swedish cyberspace.”
“Cybersecurity must match the pace of Digitalisation in Sweden.”
The mission for the proposed Cybercampus Sweden is to carry out agile and cutting-edge cybersecurity research, education and innovation vital for a resilient Sweden that go beyond what is possible for an individual university, institute, agency, or company.
Cybercampus Sweden plans to identify, execute, and coordinate cross-university research on topics important for Swedish civil and military cyber defence as well as industrial competitiveness.
Cybercampus Sweden aims to build capacity for cyber workforce training and to facilitate new cross-university cybersecurity programs, taking advantage of the specific teaching expertise from different universities.
It will be a workplace for academia, agencies, and industry, which when combined with coordinated educational programmes and research initiatives, will form a strong cyber innovation environment in Sweden.
The campus aims to establish a unique national research infrastructure for cybersecurity. The national infrastructure will also provide synergies with existing research and innovation facilities such as CRATE at the Swedish Defence Research Agency (FOI) and the RISE Cyber Range.
It will boost international visibility for Swedish researchers and innovators. The momentum provided by joint research, the availability of cybersecurity research infrastructure, and stronger national and international funding will allow Swedish cybersecurity to prosper.
EU runs several multi-billion-Euro programmes on digitalization and cybersecurity. Such programs are out of reach for small research groups in universities. The proposed Cybercampus Sweden will have the required expertise to apply for and lead projects within these programmes.