esfo - the information system on European security research
A web-based information system on European security research has been developed at the Fraunhofer Institute for Technological Trend Analysis INT. It contains information on key actors and elements of European security research: Eight states as prime contractors of security research, the European Union as a political and economic entity, approx. 80 organisations and public sponsors of research, approx. 60 research organisations, approx. 80 companies and industrial associations, approx. 70 strategic documents, and approx. 40 research programmes and projects. The information is interlaced by a complex ontology, giving insight into the manifold relationships between the entities captured. The "esfo" information system is freely accessible at <http://www.sicherheitsforschungeuropa>. de (German only). It is updated twice a year by scientists of Fraunhofer INT.