Up to £6 million funding to support new ideas that can help keep connected devices and applications safe and secure.
Connected devices and sensors in our homes and workplaces – known as the Internet of Things (IoT) – offer huge potential for improving how we live and move around.
We can measure health data, travel habits and energy use, predict demand for public services and support planning and management of critical national infrastructure.
But as more devices become connected, the more vulnerable they are to sophisticated cyber security threats. This becomes even more important as critical applications for the IoT emerge.
Innovate UK has up to £6 million to invest in organisations with ideas that address industry-focused cyber security-related challenges.
The investment forms part of the UK Research and Innovation Strategic Priorities Fund, which supports the highest priorities identified by researchers and businesses.
It is part of a set of measures by UK government to build increased security and protections into digital devices and online services. As well as this programme, this includes an up to £70 million investment through the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund to tackle digital security by design.
Further information at – https://www.gov.uk/government/news/improve-cyber-security-in-the-internet-of-things-apply-for-funds
Duncan is a technology professional with over 20 years experience of working in various IT roles. He also has a wide range of other skills in radio, electronics and telecommunications.