UK registered SMEs can apply for a share of up to £1.5 million for fast-start short-term projects. Funding is to investigate requirements for adoption of Digital Security by Design (DSbD) technologies across the software development ecosystem.
Programme: Innovate UK
Award: Share of up to £1.5 million
Opens: 30th Nov 2020
Closes: 13th Jan 2021
Innovate UK, part of UK Research and Innovation, will invest up to £1.5 million to support SMEs working alone to explore and investigate the:
associated with the adoption of the Digital Security by Design (DSbD) technologies.
This competition is an opportunity for SMEs working in software development, to investigate the requirements, dependencies and potential complexities associated with the adoption of the Digital Security by Design (DSbD) technologies.
This competition aims to enable the growth of the software ecosystem that will be crucial for the successful adoption of DSbD technologies.
Your proposal must focus on detailed investigation of a problem framed around a system and software stack concept. This could lead to a subsequent implementation that will benefit from the use of DSbD technologies.
Your proposal must:
This competition is open to investigation of multiple approaches to applying DSbD security for fine-grained memory protection or software compartmentalisation.
Using a full software stack approach, projects can focus on one or more of the following aspects without intending to be an exhaustive list:
This competition is not funding projects:
This competition is open to single applicants only.
Your organisation must:
Your project must:
Up to £1.5 million has been allocated to fund innovation projects in this competition.
In order to minimise distortion of competition, the European Commission sets limits on how much assistance can be given without its prior approval, to organisations operating in a competitive market. Total grant must not exceed 200,000 euros for all de minimis aid provided to any one organisation over a 3 fiscal year period.
You need to declare any de minimis aid awarded to any other public funding body which requests it. You must also keep all documentation associated with the award for 10 years from the date the award is granted.
Capital usage costs are not allowed in this competition.
SMEs can self-fund their project beyond their allowable total eligible costs.
The total self-funded contribution must not exceed £160,000. The SME must identify and quantify this self-funding for additional project activities in Question 5.