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ISCF digital security by design: technology enabled business-led demonstrator, phase 1

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Funding details
Registration opens
16 Mar 2020, 00:00
Registration closes
13 May 2020, 12:00
13 May 2020, 12:00
Your project’s total eligible costs must be greater than £5 million but no more than £25 million. Your total requested grant must be no more than £5.8 million.

The objective of this competition is to develop a demonstration of a product and/or service in which capability enabled hardware will be used to provide a more secure solution

‘Capability enabled hardware’ includes security features or safeguards that are built in the processor architecture and hardware system so that it becomes more secure in the face of a range of security vulnerabilities.

The competition aims to:

  • widen the pool of technology and research providers in order to expand the impact of capability enabled hardware
  • develop a market demonstrator showcasing the new security capability in a vertical industry segment or in applications that may cut across several vertical industry segments
  • enable innovators developing secure products or services to work alongside early technology providers

Your project must:

  • use the technology platform prototype and specify the quantity of prototype hardware boards that are needed in the demonstrator
  • extend the use of the technology platform prototype to a specific industry sector by developing and integrating an additional technology ‘ingredient’ or ingredients

Click here for more details of the technology platform prototype mentioned above: this is a Morello board chip designed by ARM with digital security in mind from the start.

This is phase 1 of a 2-phase competition. Phase 1 is an expression of interest (EoI) for which no funding will be allocated.

The success of phase 1 applications will be subject to the outcome of a scope check, and an interview process involving a panel of experts. Successful applicants in phase 1 will be invited to proceed to phase 2 and apply for funding.

In phase 2 short-listed consortia will be invited to prepare and submit a full project proposal.

To lead a project your organisation must:

  • be a UK registered business of any size
  • collaborate with other businesses, research organisations, public sector organisations or charities
  • carry out its project work in the UK
  • intend to exploit the results from or in the UK

The lead organisation must show one of the following:

  • that they operate in an industry sector requiring secure products or services
  • evidence of a credible and recognisable influence that they have on the target market or markets
  • that they can lead on a new market or sector

The project team must consist of at least 3 partners, including the lead organisation.

Info for applicants

You can watch full presentations and recordings here, with information on the scope and requirements of the competition, and a Q&A session at the end.

To assist with forming collaborations, we have set up an online collaboration tool for this competition; click here to register. Please contact Robin Kennedy if you have any questions about this competition.

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