Demonstrators addressing cyber security challenges in the Internet of Things: round 2
Innovate UK is to invest up to £4 million in collaborative, business led research and development (R&D) projects. These projects should result in a new product or products, industrial process or service, which must be proven in as part of a demonstrator.
The aim of this competition is to solve industry-focused major cyber security-related challenges in the Internet of Things (IoT). We will show preference to projects that include a plan to test near-to-market interventions and experiments in real environments.
Your proposal must address one of the following 2 themes:
- Cyber resilient IoT systems for critical national infrastructures.
- Secure and energy-efficient IoT systems in resource-constrained environments.
Your project’s total eligible costs must be between £2 million and £4 million and you can claim a maximum of £2 million grant funding.
Projects must start by 1 October 2020 and end by 30 September 2022. They can last between 18 and 24 months.
To lead a project your organisation must:
- be a UK registered business, of any size
- collaborate with other UK registered businesses, research organisations, public sector organisations or charities
- involve at least one academic partner
- involve at least one micro, small or medium-sized enterprise (SME)
- carry out your project work in the UK
- intend to exploit the results in or from the UK
The aim of this competition is to:
- solve major industry-focused cyber security-related challenges in the Internet of Things (see ‘Specific themes’ below)
- transfer world-leading knowledge from the UK research base to UK industry
- develop a new product or products, industrial process or service, and intellectual property (IP), which must be proven as part of a demonstrator
- address technological, societal and business challenges
Your proposal must:
- focus on cyber security for IoT systems
- include artificial intelligence, including machine learning, among the demonstrator’s objectives
- include a plan to test near-to-market interventions and experiments in real environments
- show how the product or products, industrial process or service can be commercialised
- show a balance between technical, social and economic impact
Your project could include complementary technologies such as distributed ledger technologies or applications of 5G mobile networks.
We are not funding projects that cover:
- the use or development of quantum technologies, including quantum key distribution
- the development of new network infrastructure such as 5G
- the creation of new facilities
27 January 2020: Competition opens
4 February 2020: Online briefing event (from London): view the recording
20 February 2020: Manchester briefing event: register to attend
25 February 2020: Cardiff briefing event: register to attend
15 April 2020: competition closes
Invites to interview will be sent in May, with interviews on 8th and 9th June, and final decision 19th June.
If you want help to find a project partner, contact the Knowledge Transfer Network’s IoT team.