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Funding for IoT security innovations

5 February 2019


Up to £6 million to support new ideas for keeping connected devices safe

Innovate UK has up to £6 million to invest in new products and services that can help improve cyber security in the Internet of Things (IoT).

Connected devices and networks, known as the IoT, are by their nature exposed to cyber security threats, especially if not properly protected.

This competition aims to join up the UK's research base with industry to find solutions that tackle cyber security in the IoT.

To be eligible to apply, projects should include artificial intelligence or machine learning and have a clear plan for commercialisation. They should focus on at least one of the following:

  • operational resilience technologies that can protect and recover data
  • intelligent control systems for industry, commercial and public sector buildings
  • protection of people living in digital homes and their smart systems

Projects could also look at complementary technologies, such as distributed ledger technologies that support the sharing of data across multiple locations, or 5G mobile networks.

Competition information
The competition opens on 18 February 2019. The deadline for applications is at midday on 1 May 2019.

UK-based businesses of any size can lead a project, working with other businesses, research organisations, public sector organisations or charities. Collaborations should involve at least one academic partner and one small or medium-sized enterprise. Businesses could receive up to 70 per cent of their project costs.

Find out more about this competition and apply.

This investment forms part of the UK Research and Innovation Strategic Priorities Fund, which supports the highest priorities identified by researchers and businesses