UK registered organisations can apply for a share of up to £8 million for projects to work on the development of the DSbD software ecosystem.
Programme: Innovate UK
Award: Share of up to £8 million
Opens: 4th Oct 2021
Closes: 8th Dec 2021
The Digital Security by Design challenge will work with Innovate UK and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), both part of UK Research and Innovation, to invest up to £8 million in research and development projects. This funding is from the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund (ISCF).
The aim of this competition is to fund a range of projects that work to enrich and expand the DSbD software ecosystem prior to the availability of commercial hardware. Projects will leverage the DSbD Technology Hardware Prototype, also known as Morello Board, to work on a focused area within a selected and specified software stack or an Operating System (OS) or a developer toolchain used by a digital system.
Your application must focus on either of the following:
All projects are required to evaluate the performance impact of using DSbD technologies based on specified performance requirements and objectives while taking into account the expected maturity of the specified software stack or OS or developer toolchain. Projects are therefore expected to take a flexible approach in their workplans as appropriate.
Projects will be working with the Morello board prototype that uses an Arm 64-bit Neoverse-based processor that supports the DSbD technologies and provides the concepts of the Capability Hardware Enhanced Reduced Instruction Set Computer (RISC) Instructions (CHERI) protection model.
You must specify your use and need for the Morello boards within the project. You must include scenario analysis between the requirement for the availability of on-premise boards in a limited number, along with any requirement for cloud-based virtualised access to potentially a larger number of boards. Quantities and virtual access considerations for each respective scenario must be specified.
You must show how your project will deliver value and benefit to application developers and the growth of the DSbD software ecosystem. You must describe the availability of project outputs, along with how and whether you will be making them available to others using a Morello board, as software upstreaming would not be feasible. You must describe your route to impact on how project results can be exploited on the availability of commercial hardware.
During your project’s duration, you are expected to interact with relevant groups developing DSbD technologies, and to engage at the DSbD networking workshops organised by the ‘Discribe’ DSbD Social Science Hub+ project.
Innovate UK want to fund a portfolio of projects, that will balance contributions including across:
We will fund applications that will realise the benefits of DSbD technologies for software development within:
Your project must:
To lead a project or work alone your organisation must be a UK registered business of any size or a research organisation.
Subcontractors are allowed in this competition.
You cannot use any application previously submitted to UKRI to apply for this competition.
Innovate UK will not award you funding if you have:
Innovate UK have allocated up to £8 million to fund research and development projects in this competition.
For research organisation led projects, 100% of project costs can be claimed at 80% FEC.
If the majority of your organisation’s work on the project is commercial or economic, your funding request must not exceed the limits below. These limits apply even if your organisation normally acts non-economically.
For industry led projects, you could get funding for your eligible project costs of:
Innovate UK are not funding projects that are:
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