Established in 1983, FORTH is the largest Greek State R&D Centre. FORTH hosts eight major Research Institutes. FORTH, besides its pioneering contributions in the sector of Information and Telecommunications Technologies in Greece, cooperates, in the context of European and international collaborative R&D programmes, with universities, research centres and other organisations at the national and international levels, thus contributing to the exchange of scientific ideas and the creation and transfer of new technologies.

FORTH brings in expertise related to IoT security, environment tracking and user personalization. The strong involvement in both research- and industry-focused projects, as well as the pertinent services provided by FORTH, provide thorough and up-to-date knowledge on current and emerging privacy and security issues faced by ICT systems, including the Healthcare domain. The above will allow FORTH to provide the necessary mechanisms to ensure the security and privacy of the data in the SMART BEAR platform and the integrity of the platform itself, and as such, FORTH will be leading T5.1, being responsible for the Security & Privacy enabling mechanisms to be developed. Furthermore, FORTH will lead Task 13.2 Impact creation, Exploitation & standardization activities and participate in different Tasks related to User-centered SMART BEAR architecture and Design (T2.3), Smart Home, IoT and eHealth devices Federation (T3.1), Continuous Security Assurance (T5.2) and Cross-cutting Pilot Activities & EC projects’ laisons (T13.4).