Holistic framework for the MatUrity evaLuaTIon of ReAdiness level for security TEchnologies


In the recent years, there are plenty of metrics that try to evaluate the maturity of products/systems/processes when identifying their deployment readiness. Even though, an excessive effort has been made to integrate widely used frameworks, methodologies and indicators in the products/systems/processes, this leads to a limited usage from the EU funded security R&I projects. As a result, a robust scaling framework is more than of utmost importance.

Ambition & Impact

MultiRATE aims to propose a scaling framework that will rely on the existing established readiness level approaches and will formally combine them into one acceptable and reliable framework. MultiRATE will be able to evaluate and apply the readiness of all aspects of products/systems/processes. It will make a thorough research on the existing methodologies and will develop a well-established scale taking into consideration several areas of knowledge such as Technology Readiness Level (TRL) scale, Integration Readiness Level (IRL), Commercialisation Readiness Level (CRL), Manufacturing Readiness Levels (MRL), Security, Privacy and Ethics Readiness Level (SPRL) and Societal Readiness Level (SRL). These RLs will set the basis for the creation of the holistic MultiRATE framework that will evaluate the readiness of all aspects of a product/system/process.

Technology Readiness Level (TRL)

Technology Readiness Level (TRL) is defined as a means for measuring or indicating the maturity of a particular technology during its acquisition phase

Societal Readiness Level (SRL)

Societal Readiness Level (SRL) refers to the readiness of the society to accept a particular innovation.

Manufacturing Readiness Level (MRL)

The MRL is considered as a method of understanding the maturity of a manufacturing process throughout its conception, development, deployment and support progression phases

Integration Readiness Level (IRL)

The IRL is defined as a systematic measurement of the integration maturity of various technologies.

Holistic Readiness Level (HRL)

A holistic approach that will be a conjunction of all above-mentioned RLs is a missing methodology from the current status of readiness levels scales in all EU funded activities

Commercialisation Readiness Level (CRL)

The CRL framework has been addressed to demonstrate both novelty and scalability in terms of
near-commercial products, processes and services.

Legal, Privacy and Ethics RL (LPERL)

No previous research has been done in this domain that produced concrete and reusable outcomes.

Security RL (SRL)

The Security Readiness Level will mainly focus on security requirements combined with adopted standards ensuring that appropriate plans are in place as regards to the assets, critical services, access control systems, business continuity and security awareness.

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Duration: (12/2022-05/2025)
Grant Agreement Number: 101073929
Funded Under: HORIZON-CL3-2021-SSRI-01
Funding Scheme: RIA – Research and Innovation Actions
Topic: HORIZON-CL3-2021-SSRI-01-01 – A maturity assessment framework for security technologies
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