PETRAS 2 Launch Event - IoT Centre of National Excellence

Posted on: 25/03/2019

A consortium of leading UK universities funded by UK Research and Innovation launch PETRAS 2 IoT Centre of National Excellence. Launch event 28 March.

The PETRAS Internet of Things Research Hub, a consortium of eleven UK universities, was initially launched three years ago to explore critical issues in privacy, ethics, trust, reliability, acceptability, and security. Funded by UK Research and Innovation, phase two of the PETRAS programme will strengthen an already successful platform which has convened the universities involved and 110 industrial and government User Partners to facilitate cross-disciplinary collaboration. PETRAS has created a dynamic shared research agenda that incorporates social and physical science challenges in equal measure and has worked across a broad range of Technology Readiness Levels.

The PETRAS 2 IoT Centre of National Excellence will provide a national capability to enable the UK to become a world-leader in IoT security and associated systems security. Its research focus will be on the opportunities and threats that arise when edge computing is deployed more widely in the economy and society: when Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning technologies move from being centralised systems to being run at the periphery of the internet and local IoT networks.

Register to attend the PETRAS 2 Launch Event here. At this event on 28th March near Watford, you’ll have the opportunity to hear from some of the UK’s top researchers, practitioners and decision-makers in connected technologies, learning about the challenges on the horizon, and how the PETRAS 2.0 Centre will be tackling them over the next 4 years.

PETRAS are also holding an event on “Living in the Internet of Things: realising the socioeconomic benefits of an interconnected world” with the Institute of Engineering and Technology, on 1st and 2nd May in London – click here for more details.

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