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European Digital Innovation Hubs Network

Hub information

EDIH Title

C-Hub: Cybersecurity Digital Inovation Hub

Geographical scope




The C-HUB: Cybersecurity DIH (C-HUB) was created to foster research and development in Cybersecurity and introduce innovation in this area in the digital transformation processes, supporting in this manner small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and Public Administration (PA) entities in their path to become more cyber resilient and cyber mature. 

The C-HUB consists in a non-profit consortium integrating seven Portuguese entities from the various sectors (Public Administration, Research and Development and Private sector). 

The C-HUB mission is to follow the innovation process from idea to product by advising on innovative technologies, conducting maturity analysis, and providing the necessary infrastructures to test new developments without major investments, not forgetting the training and capacitation. 

The C-HUB, integrates multidisciplinary knowledge areas and aims to become a National and European reference for a neutral, fast and secure approach for organisations, namely PA and the private sector, in particular SMEs, with the objective to support the cybersecurity of digital transformation processes allowing organisations to become more dynamic and competitive in their business areas and production processes, products and services, using technologies and digital environments, in a logic of "test before invest", and seeking innovative solutions, services and processes. 

The C-HUB provides four main services: Test before investing; Support in the search for investment funding; Capacitation of people; Facilitation and Intermediation services. 

Coordinator information

Contractual contact information

Lino Santos
+351 210497400

Operational contact information

António Rio Costa
+351 210497416

Coordinator address

Rua da junqueira 69
1300-342 Lisboa

Coordinator Business name


Coordinator Legal name

Coordinator department

National Cybersecurity Centre

Market and services


Cyber-physical systems
Artificial Intelligence & Decision support
Quantum Technologies (computing/communication)


Technological innovation
Innovation management
Public sector innovation
Sme Business Development
Technology transfer


Contact Name Role Country Address Business Name Legal Name Participant Type Website
Paulo Lobo Partner Portugal Rua santa marta 55 3, 1150-294 Lisboa, Portugal AMA IP PUB
Nelson Escravana Partner Portugal Rua de alves redol 9, 1000-029 Lisboa, Portugal INOV REC
Miguel Fernandes Partner Portugal Palacio sottomayor, rua sousa martins, n. 1, 5 and, 1300-342 Lisboa, Portugal PRICEWATERHOUSECOOPERS /AG - ASSESSORIA DE GESTAO, LDA PRC
Luis Silva Partner Portugal Campus universitario da universidade de aveiro, 3810-100 Aveiro, Portugal TICE.PT OTH
Rolando Martins Partner Portugal Praca gomes teixeira, 4099-100 Porto, Portugal UPORTO HES
Vitor Ferreira Partner Portugal R. Carvalha n.º570, 2400-441 Leiria, Portugal StartUp Leiria PRC