Who is eligible to apply?

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Applicants must have a registered business entity in the UK, and a UK bank account. Applicants must have first-rate research capabilities, able to offer breakthrough research that could help improve agility, management of critical systems, protection of sensitive network data, and assure hardware works properly. They should understand the critical importance for the UK to explore new technology and approaches which support diverse resilient products and enable highly secure modern ways of working, and be keen to develop research proposals to find novel and robust answers to these challenges. 

Applicants should have experience in any of the following sectors: automotive, aerospace, critical network infrastructure, power generation (e.g. nuclear power plant systems), chemical plants, medical equipment, utility markets, and/or cyber security. They must also have experience developing resilient hardware, working with high-security standards and information protection protocols. Companies across all sectors researching or working on technologies and solutions that can answer the challenge question are welcome to apply – there is no specific sector that is being focused on.

FutureScope is delivered by Digital Catapult, the UK authority on advanced digital technology.