ARGOS consortium is composed of 13 partners from 7 different countries with a combination of technical and research skills, industrial presence and relevant current products. The project is coordinated by everis and Aratos Technologies, Athena GS3 Security Implementations, Center for Security Studies (Kemea), VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, HI-Iberia Engineering Group, Infitheon Technologies, the IT Laborotory of Research and Education in Athens, Mira Telecom, Thales Services and the Charles de Praga University also participate with the ARGOS consortium. In addition, the Port Authority of Gijón and the Demokritos National Center for Scientific Research have collaborated in the project, as end users of this type of security solution.
The kick-off meeting of the ARGOS Project took place last 20th January 2014 in Madrid starting a project with a budget over 4.5 million euros and 24 months in duration. ARGOS is an EC funded project under the Seventh Framework Programme that aims to develop a new physical security solution for Critical Infrastructures Protection for semi-urban and non-urban environments.
Besides the consortium members representatives, the proceedings of the meeting was attended, by the European Commission Project Officer Mr. Ngandu Mupangilai and high ranked officials of Madrid City Council.