DsbD Software Ecosystem Competition


Competition opens Monday 4 October

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 Digital Security by Design (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 Operating System (OS) or developer toolchain used by a digital system.

Your project must focus on either of the following: enriching the evolving Morello Stacks; or expanding overall support and make available additional DSbD enabled software stacks, toolchains and components.

You can find out more about the scope here.

In applying to this competition, you are entering into a competitive process. This competition closes at 11am UK time on the deadline stated.

Funding type: Grant

Project size: It’s expected that a range of projects requesting grant from £200,000 to £1.4 million will be funded.

Who can apply?

Your project must:

  1. request total grant from £200,000 to £1.4 million;

  2. start on or after 1 April 2022;

  3. end by 31 December 2024;

  4. last between 12 and 30 months;

  5. carry out all of its project work in the UK; and

  6. intend to exploit the results from or in the UK.

You can find out more about eligibility here.

A DSbD Software Ecosystem Development Competition Briefing Event will take place from 10:00-12:30 on Tuesday 5 October. You can register for this here.

Find out more, including how to apply, here