British companies challenged to develop technology to improve security of information systems #mdfp


The Technology Strategy Board is to invest up to £10 million in new research projects that will help accelerate the development and deployment of more secure and trustworthy information systems within Digital Britain and the wider global economy.


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The competition is to encourage innovative British companies to develop tools, techniques and services that will target the increasing risks that consumers, businesses and public sector organisations face, while also providing significant market opportunities to build a strong capability base in the UK.

The £10m to be invested in the R&D includes £2m from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council and £300,000 from the Economic and Social Research Council.  In addition to full-scale R&D projects that may take between 1 and 3 years to complete, the Technology Strategy Board is keen to receive applications from SMEs or micro companies for 'fast track' projects costing below £150,000 that will take up to 12 months to complete.