Trusted Research is a campaign that raises the awareness of the security risks to research collaborations, some of which may have links to nations whose democratic and ethical values are different from our own.

The guidance has been developed in consultation with both academia and industry, and is designed to support UK’s world-leading research and innovation sector move forward with confidence and get the most out of international collaboration, whilst protecting intellectual property (IP), sensitive research and personal information.

In order to support this activity, KTN, CPNI and NCSC will be delivering of a series of webinars that will assist industry in forming long-term, trusted, and secure relationships with academia, whilst mitigating against potential security risks to valuable research when collaborating with organisations and research partners.

The launch event on 17 May will have a general focus that will offer all sectors a comprehensive introduction into the topic. We encourage academics and industry stakeholders planning on working in collaboration with academia to join the relevant sessions.

Preliminary Agenda

  • Introduction – Professor Dame Ottoline Leyser, Chief Executive | UKRI
  • Presentation ‘Trusted Research for Industry’ – Fleur D | CPNI
  • Q&A session with panel members

Dr Mike Short CBE | Chief Scientific Advisor, Department for International Trade
Professor Peter Mathieson | Principal and Vice-Chancellor, University of Edinburgh
Professor Andy Wright | Director of Strategic Technology, BAE Systems
Gerry Black | Senior Knowledge Transfer Advisor, KTN
Heba Bevan OBE | CEO and Founder, Utterberry Ltd

The dates for the upcoming sector-specific sessions have also been released