Academic cyber security grant – £500k – Protecting Information Systems
Submissions by 31st January 2018. Academics can apply for a share of up to £500,000 in grants to support innovative ideas in cyber security that have potential for commercialisation.
The competition opens on 22 January 2018, and is open to anyone based in a UK academic institution.
Grants are anticipated to be worth up to £16k, applicants can apply for 100% of their eligible costs.
Following earlier notice, a briefing event will take place on 19 January 2018
Protecting information systems
The competition is seeking ideas to protect information systems, data and services from unauthorised access or accidental harm.
There must be a clear intention to commercialise the idea, and that must have the support of the relevant academic institution.
Successful applicants will take part in a 6-week programme and be expected to attend 4 or 5 days of events during February and March. Industry experts will support the programme.
Priorities for the next 5 years
The UK government set out its cyber security priorities for the next 5 years in the 2016 National Cyber Security Strategy.
It has 3 aims:
- develop our cyberspace
- deter adversaries
- develop capabilities
This funding is part of the cyber security academic startup programme which aims to increase the amount of academic research being commercialised.
Further information, including how to apply, is available here