• Government offers £6m for IoT security solutions

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    The UK government is offering up to £6 million in funding to support new ideas that can help keep connected devices and applications safe and secure.

    The competition aims to join up the UK’s research base with industry to transfer knowledge and develop new products and services that tackle cyber security in the IoT.

    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.

    Innovate UK has up to £6 million to invest in organisations with ideas that address industry-focused cyber security-related challenges.

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

    It is part of a set of measures by UK government to build increased security and protections into digital devices and online services. As well as this programme, this includes an up to £70 million investment through the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund to tackle digital security by design.

    The competition opens on 18 February 2019 and the deadline for applications is at midday on 1 May 2019 – more information can be found here.

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