With the rising use of digital technology across all areas of society and the economy, the sophistication of cyber attacks – and their impact – is growing faster than the ability to detect and prevent them. What used to be an internet problem is now impacting the physical world. Manufacturing, transport and logistics, food production, healthcare, energy supply and generation and core city infrastructure all rely on the availability and accessibility of digital systems, thus creating a digital ‘supply chain’ for data.
Innovate UK is to invest up to £4 million in collaborative research and development (R&D) projects that tackle the growing risks of disruption to internet-enabled businesses and their digital supply chains. The aim is to identify and fund industrial research that will strengthen the protection and resilience of such data, so businesses and the public can place higher levels of confidence in the delivery of digitally enabled business products and services. Proposals must be collaborative and led by a business. It is expected to fund mainly industrial research projects in which a business partner will generally attract up to 50% public funding for their project costs.
There will be a briefing event held in 4 different parts of the UK:
This is a 2-stage call, involving an initial expression of interest (following completed registration), with successful applicants being taken on to the full stage.
Registration of Interest Deadline – 29th April 2015 at 12pm
Expression of Interest Deadline – 6th May 2015 at 12pm