As a former QUB alumni, I am very excited to join my Alma Matter down at ECIT as Business Development Manager for RISE (you will get plenty of abbreviations in this post)! RISE is the Research Institute for Securing Hardware and Embedded Systems with the aim to bring together industry and academia to make our more secure, in the world of connected everything (IoT). I first heard the term “Internet of Things” in late 2012 when I was chatting to some security researchers (really smart people who wear white lab coats, brown sandals and Megadeath t-shirts) in a previous job.
RISE Announces Call for Small Equipment Bids The Research Institute in Secure Hardware and Embedded Systems (RISE: is inviting proposals for research equipment to support UK academic research projects in the field of hardware security. Funding of up to £140,000 is available to support this call from the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC). Full information is available here
RISE Announces Call for Research Proposals The Research Institute in Secure Hardware and Embedded Systems (RISE: is seeking to expand its research community and is inviting 3-year research proposals with funding initially of up to £300,000 each for approximately 3-5 academic research projects, funded by the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), to form part of the institute. For full details  please click here
RISE hosted a Spring School at  WYNG Gardens, Trinity Hall, University of Cambridge, on 28-29 March 2018. The final programme of speakers and videos of their presentations are now available here.