International Centre of Excellence for Research of Intelligent and Secure InformationCommunication Technologies and Systems

Centre of Excellence (CE) is a research and development organization, which is involved in international science and technology cooperation with added value for the European Research Area. The results of its research and development are intended for commercial and social practice in Slovak Republic and are reflected in the training of new researchers.

CE has been created for the management and operation of the top shared research center, where there is direct interaction between the academic and business sector in the field of energetics, information and communications technologies and systems, with the emphasis on technology transfer and intellectual property protection.

General information about centre

The strategic goals of Centre of Excellence (CE) focus mainly on increasing quality of research institutes and excellent research in Slovakia, the realization of international research cooperation and the development of links between companies and research institutes in the field of research for the smart and secure information and communication systems.

CE focuses its activities on managing their own organizational structures with a focus on research areas and the sustainability of Centre of excellence. CE searches for new opportunities for progress and development of the research activity in the fields of energy and information and communication systems.

Essential part of research and development is divided into three cross-cutting themes:

  • Energy and Smart grids
  • Security and cryptography
  • Big data

The results of their project activities are presented for specialists, commercial partners, and also a wide general public, thus encouraging awareness in this area.


  • 1

    International Centre of Excellence for Research of Intelligent and Secure InformationCommunication Technologies and Systems

    Realization period:

    01/2014 - 09/2015


    Smart grid Big data Cryptography

    Short description:

    The project offers professional potential for solving key topics such as the issue of energy, energy resources in connection with the necessary economic growth. In accordance with the policy of the European Community in the specifications for HORIZON 2020, the project is at the same time a direct challenge to the involvement of information and communication technologies in these processes.

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  • 2

    International Centre of Excellence for Research of Intelligent and Secure Information-Communication Technologies and Systems - II. Stage

    Realization period:

    11/2019 - 06/2023


    Smart grid Big data

    Short description:

    The project will implement independent research and development, industrial research and experimental development of new smart solutions responding to current trends and to the requirements of Directive 2018/2001 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 11 December 2018 on the promotion using of renewable energy and the need to ensure affordable, fault-free, quality and manageable energy using new energy technologies and services so-called "Renewable Energy Communities" (Community of Microgrids), which will enable companies to transform into a pro-active role and become a leader in the design of their energy economy and the relationship with the environment in order to expand knowledge in this area and better understand given topics.

    Name of the project: International Centre of Excellence for Research of Intelligent and Secure Information-Communication Technologies and Systems - II. Stage

    Project abbreviation: CE2

    Recipient: Atos IT Solutions and Services s.r.o.

    Recipient's registered office: Pribinova 19/7828,  811 09 Bratislava– mestská časť Staré Mesto

    Project partners: STU in the Bratislava, UMMS SAV Bratislava, SFÉRA, a.s.

    EU fund: European Regional Development Fund

    Call: Call for applications for a non-repayable financial contribution to support centers of excellence of transnational importance - II. stage OPVaI-VA/DP/2018/2.2.1-01 AS AMENDED BY GUIDELINE NO. 3

    Information on the Integrated Infrastructure Operational Program 2014 - 2020 can be found at: www.opii.gov.sk

    Call code: OPVaI-VA/DP/2018/2.2.1-01

    Project code in ITMS2014+: 313021W404

    Project implementation period: 11.2019 - 06.2023

    Project location: Bratislava

    The amount of NFC provided:  6 349 967,67 EUR

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