ISCF digital security by design: technology enabled business led demonstrators
Fund Name: ISCF digital security by design
Project Length: Minimum of 24 months
Project Value: Greater than £5 million but no more than £25 million
The ISCF Digital Security by Design (DSbD) challenge aims to update the digital computing infrastructure by creating a new, more secure hardware and software ‘ecosystem’. These new security capabilities will underpin future digital products and services.
The aim of this competition is to develop a demonstrator of a product and/or service in which capability enabled hardware will be used to provide a more secure solution.
The competition provides an opportunity to develop and integrate an additional technology ingredient or ingredients into a demonstrator, which must be based on the technology platform prototype hardware that is being developed by the DSbD programme.
This approach is expected to increase the breadth of use-cases to drive future DSbD demonstrators and ultimately increase pathways to market adoption and to economic impact.
Your application must describe:
- the use case or use cases and why and how it will benefit from the proposed demonstrator
- why the demonstrator requires an additional technology ingredient or ingredients
- how you will justify the social and economic benefits realised by the demonstrator
- how you will assess potential productivity increase through the use of the demonstrator
- how you expect the results of the demonstrator to affect future products or services
- how the consortium will engage with the DSbD’s Social Science Hub+ activities, including a bi-annual event
Your project’s total eligible costs must be greater than £5 million but no more than £25 million. Your total requested grant must be no more than £5.8 million.
Projects must start by 1 October 2020 and end by January 2024 and are expected to last a minimum of 24 months.
To lead a project your organisation must:
- be a UK registered business of any size
- collaborate with other businesses, research organisations, public sector
- organisations or charities
- carry out its project work in the UK
- intend to exploit the results from or in the UK
The lead organisation must show one of the following:
- that they operate in an industry sector requiring secure products or services
- evidence of a credible and recognisable influence that they have on the target market or markets
- that they can lead on a new market or sector