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.

We encourage academics and industry stakeholders planning on working in collaboration with academia to join the session on 20 May, that focus on the following sectors:

  • Health
  • Life Sciences
  • Chemistry
  • Industrial Biotechnology

Preliminary Agenda

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

Gerry Black | Senior Knowledge Transfer Advisor, KTN
Swapnil Gadgil | Co-founder and MD, Therapy Box
Julie Little | Cancer Research UK, Associate Director for Strategic Alliances
Dr Jen Vanderhoven | Director, National Horizons Centre
SME representative (tbc)

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