Our objectives

Innovation & Capabilities

Increase internationalization capabilities of digital services

Explore & Fail forward

Promote entrepreneurship, i.e., proactive, innovative and tactical risk management

Learn & Take actions

Stimulate and evaluate new business models including risk assessments.

What else DO WE AIM AT?

Identify Challenges for Digital Business Development

Studies to identify challenges for digital business development, IT strategies and information security management and action plans, from technology and business aspects.

Test, Experience and Learn about Information Security

Use cases and pilot demonstrations, including testing and evaluating dynamic environments for experimentation and learning about information security including business models.

Exploration of Emergent Technologies

Exploration of emergent technologies and its applicability for digital business models.

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Learn more how we can help you reach a innovative culture, and implement routines, processes and standards within information security

Learn more about how we can help you test and evaluate your innovative work, routines and processes to manage information security threats

Project Members

Seminars and Workshops
Publications and Thesis work
Participants
Companies and partners

Who we are

The project is a cooperation between two academic partner Centria-ammattikorkeakoulu, Finland and Luleå University of Technology, Sweden.

  • A cross-border collaboration that will support SMEs
  • Physical and virtual lab environment
  • Learn from each other and learn about shared challenges and problems
Business Models
Tailored for digitalisation - Promoting entrepreneurship 81%
Design & Development
Digital services 67%
Information Security
Collaborative lab environments for tactical risk taking and testing risk scenarios 93%
Strategy
Better insights and sound IT behavior 87%

What our partners and researchers say

Our goal is to promote entrepreneurship, i.e. proactive, innovative and tactical risk taking by offering demonstrators and workshops that problematize established practices,
Johan Wenngren
Researcher
Better insights and sound IT behaviour can be gained through testing and evaluating new business models in a safe testing environment
Martin Lundgren
Researcher

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Activity Charts

About Cynic

CYNIC – Cyber security in Innovation and Business Communication

The project has identified that an uncertainty and a risk focus is an obstacle to SMEs willingness to invest in new business models which are tailored for digitalisation and digital services. Better insights and sound IT behaviour can be gained through testing and evaluating new business models in a safe testing environment. The project aims at (1) promoting entrepreneurship, i.e. proactive, innovative and tactical risk taking by offering demonstrators and workshops that problematize established practices, (2) increase SMEs capabilities to internationalization by providing a collaborative approach for different companies to quickly and effectively address common challenges and opportunities, as well as (3) stimulate and evaluate new business models by developing testable scenarios and exposing them to realistic risks and countermeasures, thereby contributing to increased entrepreneurship and stimulating the ongoing development of a new digital service industry in the region.