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[iot-wg] government grants for consumer IoT device assurance

Jim Reid

2020-06-01 16:03:41 CET

The UK government has just launched a grant programme to support the development of industry-led assurance schemes for consumer IoT security.

Further details and the application paperwork can be found here:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/grant-programme-for-consumer-iot-assurance-schemes-202021

Grants of up to GBP170k (EUR200k) are on offer. The closing date for applications is June 30th and any grant funding needs to be spent by the end of March next year. Applicants will be informed whether or not they have been successful by the end of July 2020. Individual grant agreements are expected to be finalised by August 2020.

AFAICT, anyone is welcome to apply for a grant provided they can deliver the intended grant objectives in the UK, the majority of products assessed by the assurance scheme are intended for the UK market and the IOT device assurance scheme is based on the UK Code of Practice for Consumer IoT Security and/or Final Draft EN 303 645 v2.1.0.

If anyone wants further information please contact DCMS, the relevant government department. And FWIW I've no available bandwidth this month to participate in a bid and probably won’t have the time to take part in a proposal that did get funding.