The Ministry of Defence’s Centre for Defence Enterprise, in collaboration with the Security Secret Intelligence Services, will shortly be inviting proposals for its security for the internet of things themed competition. The call opens on 10 September 2015 when the full competition details will be published.
This competition seeks research projects that identify innovative technologies or approaches in order to meet the challenges created by the internet of things, such as multiple connected sensors that are capable of communicating with their environment. Proposals should address the following areas of interest:
• Collating and visualising data on subjects of interest from a diverse, sensor-rich, loosely connected environment that operates across different protocols and standards;
• Identifying how sure a hypothesis is that two events, users or devices are connected, based on the data gathered.
Each project may receive between £60,000 and £90,000 over three months in phase 1, followed by a split of £1m funding available for phase 2 projects, which will be considered on a per-project basis.
The competition will be briefed at the CDE Innovation Network Event on the 1st October 2015, with the closing date for this call being the 29th October 2015 at 5pm.
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The Digital Catapult’s vision is to rapidly advance the UK’s best digital ideas from concept to commercialisation to create new products, services, jobs and value for the UK economy. The areas of interest relevant to Computer Science include:
- Personal Data
Helping to overcome the challenges of creating trust in the use of personal data.
- The Internet of Things
Including being a convening force in creating large scale Internet of Things demonstrators.
The Digital Catapult and the RCUK Digital Economy (DE) Theme will shortly announce a call for research residencies at the Digital Catapult Centre in London. There will be two types advertised:
Junior Residencies: these will enable early career researchers to develop their existing research interests within a user-led project in conjunction with the Digital Catapult. Holders will be based in the Catapult or a relevant user organisation full or near full-time. Projects will be user-centred and focused on impact generation, whilst also feeding back user experience to the DE research community.
Senior Residencies: targeted at exceptional researchers with a significant track record in relevant areas for the Digital Catapult. Holders will be expected to help shape Catapult projects, provide thought leadership, and drive the creation of new activities, on either a full time basis or via a series of short secondments to the Catapult.
The programme will open for applications shortly, with the closing date for the first round round at the end of June.
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