Generic Experiment on Cybersecurity: Secure platform for IoT

GE Partner: ST
GE Associated region: France – Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region and easyPOC programme


  • Advanced Cybersecurity technology developed by CEA to fulfill SMEs/MidCaps needs
  • Common specifications defined with the group of selected SMES / Midcaps
  • Group of selected companies from Europe and France – Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region
  • All selected companies will be invited to an interview with CEA Expert to explain their needs and use case
Secure element & Secure Software

TECHNICAL FOCUS: Secure Platform for IoT

IoT infrastructures are facing cyber risks from edge to could; from sensors and gateways to terminals and servers. There is a market need to secure these types of infrastructures and their data. 

Today’s secure platforms are too complex to implement and suffer from a lack of certain key functionalities, so enterprises rely on less effective software solutions against attacks. 

CEA and ST are working on a novel secure platform, easy to use and implement, that will provide a higher level of protection to your IoT infrastructure while fulfilling high performance levels. 

This technology is based on CEA platform  integrating STM32MP1 microprocessor based on the ARM TrustZone hardware isolation for TPM (Trusted Platform Module) access; it enables a safe area of execution for companies who want to secure devices communication. 

The platform uses standard ST components and open-source frameworks. 

The CEA Generic experiment will focus on STM32MP1 trusted platform with two  development axes: 

  • Establish the security bases for the Trusted platform (secure boot, first level of secure communications, trusted isolated environment…)
  • Develop the Monitoring of the Trusted platform against intrusions and security vulnerabilities exploitation.

Digifed can support up to 16 companies in the GE Secure platform for IoT community with a target of 20% to 25% of these companies established in France – Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region.


  • Willing to improve the security of your products or services to ensure security of your data or customer privacy. 
  • Looking for new solutions to secure your own infrastructure. 
  • Willing to learn about cybersecurity challenges and technical solutions.
  • A Cybersecurity solutions provider looking for new opportunities. 
  • Willing to sign the Standard Generic Experiment Agreement.
  • Not already part of another DigiFed GE community

Call Information & Related Documents 

  • Call opening: 17th December 2020 
  • Call deadline: 17th February 2021, 17:00 (Brussels Time) 
  • Result publication: 8th March 2021 
  • April 2021: GE Implementation 
  • The Standard Generic Experiment Agreement is here: PDF


For further information please contact: 


  • Applicants shall be pan-European (EU member states or H2020 associated countries, including the UK) organisations residing in an EU Member State (including their overseas departments) or in one of the EU Associated Countries*. 
  • Applicants engage to sign the Standard Generic Experiment Agreement and to share their feedback on the GE technical results and on the GE community organisation.  
  • Applicants are small/medium (startups and SMEs) organisations residing in an EU Member State (including their overseas departments) or in one of the EU Associated Countries *. 
  • Further requirements on the European Commission’s SME definition can be found at: 
  • A legal entity will be considered a mid-cap (250-3,000 employees) if it complies with the European Commission’s and the European Investment Bank definition at:  
  • Applicants from the France – Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region are small/medium start-ups, SMEs and midcaps under 2000 employees if it complies with the European Commission’s and the European Investment Bank definition at:

* UK companies remain eligible for grants and procurement procedures as if the UK was a member state for the entirety of the Horizon 2020 framework programme and previous framework programmes. This also applies to financial support to third parties according to Article 204 FR (cascading grants) and applies for the duration of H2020 projects. 

This experiment is closed as it has reached its call deadline.

Return to Generic experiments