INSPIRE - Integrated Security Pilot Region

Duration: 08/2019 - 07/2022

Sponsor: Ministry for Regional Identity, Local Government, Building and Digitalization of the Land of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany


In the field of digitization for civil security, numerous promising individual solutions have emerged over the past few years. Many individual solutions with

  • different operating concepts,
  • media disruptions,
  • partially redundant data,
  • heterogeneous data formats or
  • without integration into existing systems

are, however, only of limited help in the case of use. Emergency forces from different organisations need fast, simple and targeted access to all relevant information in order to be able to offer the best possible help to citizens at all times. The combination of heterogeneous data sources also conceals valuable but unexploited potential.



The aim of the project “Integrated Security Pilot Region” (INSPIRE), funded by the Digital Model Region East Westphalia-Lippe, is to integrate existing and new heterogeneous individual solutions (Smart Home/Building, person flow measurement, drones and social media) in the field of mission support for civil emergency response and thus to enable innovative applications for emergency forces and the population. A pilot project will be established in Paderborn that can be expanded and transferred to other regions.


Research at C.I.K.

The C.I.K. leads work package 8: Accompanying Scientific Research and Practical Testing.

Due to many years of experience in the domain of security research, the C.I.K. has the know-how to evaluate the project. It supports INSPIRE by participating in the quality assurance and the examination of the project results for their usability at major events (e.g. football matches, folk festivals and music festivals in Paderborn). Furthermore, the C.I.K. ensures compliance with formal and informal standards and data protection.


Research project INSPIRE: Funded in the course of the Digital Model Region East Westphalia-Lippe of the Ministry for Regional Identity, Local Government, Building and Digitalization of the Land of North Rhine-Westphalia over a period of three years with about 1.5 million Euros.