Promoting the transfer of IT and information security technology between science and industry since 1999.

Founded in 1999, Eurobits is the European Competence Centre for Security in Information Technology. The only one of its kind in Europe, this alliance of leading research institutes, established companies and young growth enterprises focuses primarily on collaboration and transfer between science and industry in the field of IT and information security.

Interdisciplinarity and a dovetailing of research and practical applications are what distinguish Eurobits. Its principle objective is to combine international cutting-edge university research with world-class training and further education, then enabling technology companies and start-ups to put this considerable know-how to commercial use.
The foundation and subsequent growth of eurobits have been in large part due to the personal support of the company Dr.- Ing. E.h. Horst Görtz.

The “eurobits Excellence Award” has been awarded since 2017. The prize, endowed with € 1,000, is awarded annually for the preparation of a thesis that, in addition to scientific excellence, must in particular demonstrate high practical relevance for applications in IT security/information security.

We look forward to an exchange with you and are open to the integration of other relevant companies of high quality.

ECSO-Label “Cybersecurity Made In Europe”

eurobits e.V. is the only German awarding body of the “Cybersecurity Made In Europe” label of the European Cyber Security Organisation (ECSO). This label improves the visibility of European cybersecurity companies on the global market. Here you can find out everything you need to know about the label, the requirements and how to apply.


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Upcoming Events


ECSO Award Finals 2024

The ECSO STARtup Awards and ECSO CISO Choice Awards will be presented in Bochum on 21 and 22 March 2024. The finals of the European competitions are organised by Bochum Wirtschaftsentwicklung in cooperation with the Women4Cyber Foundation and eurobits e.V. Register now!

1. February 2024|

German chapter of the Women4Cyber (W4C) initiative launches

Promoting the participation of women in or also for the field of cybersecurity, networking and encouraging them to pursue a career in IT and information security - that is the goal of the "Women4Cyber" (W4C) initiative. Now there is also a chapter of the initiative in Germany.

17. October 2023|
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