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IUK Announces IoT Cyber Security Challenges Competition - Round 2

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Innovate UK (IUK) has launched a second round of a competition designed to solve industry-focused major cyber security-related challenges in the Internet of Things (IoT).

An IoT-enabled world is where devices and sensors in homes, workplaces and infrastructure are connected to the internet, and each other. This can help with measuring health data, travel habits and energy consumption. It can also help towards understanding and automating control in critical national infrastructure, such as power stations and transport networks.

The aims of this competition are to:

  • solve major industry-focused cyber security-related challenges in IoT;

  • transfer world-leading knowledge from the UK research base to UK industry;

  • develop new products or services and intellectual properties (IPs), which must be proven as part of a demonstrator; and

  • address technology, societal and business challenges.

Proposals must address one of the following two themes:

  1. Cyber resilient IoT systems for critical national infrastructures.

  2. Secure and energy-efficient IoT systems in resource-constrained environments.

IUK has allocated up to £4 million to fund innovation projects in this competition. A project’s total eligible costs must be between £2 million and £4 million. A maximum grant of £2 million can be requested.

Through the competition, IUK is investing in collaborative, business-led research and development (R&D) projects. UK-based businesses of any size may lead an application. They should collaborate with other UK-based businesses, research organisations, public sector organisations or charities.

The deadline for applications to be submitted is midday on Wednesday 15 April 2020.

How To Apply

Applicants are encouraged to read the general guidance for applicants to help their chances of submitting a quality application.

Those requiring more information should contact the competition helpline on 0300 321 4357 or email [email protected]

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For further information on how to obtain this grant locally, please contact the following:

  1. Enquiries
    Innovate UK (IUK)
    Polaris House
    North Star Avenue
    SN2 1FL
    Tel: 0300 321 4357
    Email: [email protected]

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