In the fall of 2008, the government decided to add an extra of 1800 MSEK to the national research budget. This was decided to be added to the universities ordinary faculty funding, and the decision process was an open call in 21 strategic areas. Security Link is one of two granted strategic research centers in the area of Security and Crisis Management. In total the center gets 8 MSEK per year.
Security Link combines nationally leading research groups in several organizations, all with internationally well-known researchers and ongoing international collaborations already from the start of the Security Link collaboration. Seeking international collaboration has since then been a high priority in Security Link, and in the yearly report of 2013, 43 international collaborations were reported. Of these, 23 were with industry, 13 with academy or institutes and 7 with public agencies or other organizations.
The Management Board of Security Link consists of:
|Prof. Fredrik Gustafsson||LiU||Director||Sensor fusion|
|Hans Frennberg||FOI||Co-director & FOCUS||Industrial collaborations|
|Dr. Sara Strömberg||LiU||Coordinator||Adjoined to all meetings|
|Prof. Henrik Eriksson||LiU||LiU representative||Decision support|
|Prof. Sven Ove Hansson||KTH||KTH representative||Risk analysis|
|Prof. Erik G. Larsson||LiU||LiU representative||Secure and robust communication|
|Prof. Mats Eriksson||LiU||LiU representative||Sensors and detectors|
|Prof. Jan Stake||Chalmers||Chalmers representative||THz technology|
|Dr. Mattias Svanqvist||FOI||FOI representative||Application perspective|
|Prof. Peter Stenumgaard||FOI/LiU||FOI representative||Robust communication|
|Dr. Christina Grönwall||FOI||Forum Securitatis||Laser systems|
|Dr. Sofie Pilemalm||LiU||CARER manager||Emergency response|
|Dr. Carl-Oscar Jonson||LiU||KMC||Emergency disaster center|
The Industrial reference group:
|Lars Jernbäcker||Saab Security|
|Robin von Post||Sectra Communications|
The tasks of the reference group are to participate in a yearly foresight and demand articulation workshop providing overall guidance to the Strategic Research Area. The also supervises and evaluates the progress of the Strategic Research Area, and suggests activities to be included in the development plan, based on the annual report. The reference group is also invited to participate in end user groups for specific research projects or research areas. This includes important questions such as how industry and end users can influence the research direction on short and long time horizons, and how the results can be transferred to society.
The Security Link Yearly Report 2014 was produced to follow up on the activities within the strategic research area during 2014 when there was no formal requirement on yearly report from the financiers. The report describes the accomplishments of Security Link during 2014.