News story: Commercial ideas in cyber security: apply for academic funding

first_imgInnovate UK, in partnership with the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, has up to £500,000 for ideas in cyber security coming out of academic institutions.Priorities for the next 5 yearsThe UK government set out its priorities for the next 5 years in the 2016 National Cyber Security Strategy.It has 3 aims: Find out more about this competition and apply. the competition opens on 22 January 2018, and the deadline is at midday on 31 January 2018 it is open to anyone based in a UK academic institution we expect grants to be worth up to £16,000 applicants can apply for 100% of their eligible costs a briefing event will take place on 19 January 2018 Protecting information systemsThe 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.Competition information Find out more about how Innovate UK supports digital technologies. This funding is part of the cyber security academic startup programme. This aims to increase the amount of academic research being commercialised. develop our cyberspace deter adversaries develop capabilitieslast_img read more