Our Vision & Strategy
Our vision is - securing our digital tomorrow. We accelerate new value creation, drive new venture creation and build capacity for the cyber security industry.
We define innovation as new value creation that leads to competitive advantage.
New value created is transferred to member companies, associates and partners through licensing, contract research, knowledge transfer programmes and also through the creation of new ventures.
A global brand recognised as a 'go-to' place for innovation and collaborative research, active in Horizon 2020 and other international research programmes, we support UK industry in consortia and co-tendering for opportunities.
For SMEs, CSIT supports their winning of new business due to the ability to out-source expertise and design service consultancy. As well as building capacity that organisations can avail of, CSIT will tackle the challenge of a shortage of expertise and aptly skilled personnel by ‘spill-over’ of staff, PhD and Masters graduates moving into new employment as future leaders in the global cyber security industry.
CSIT’s strength is our research on the enabling technologies that can be used in securing connected systems.
This broad theme is broken into four core areas of research activity:
- Secure Connected Devices
- Networked Security Systems
- Industrial Control Systems (ICS) Security
- Security Intelligence
CSIT uses the expertise within its different research groups to assist in the provision of novel technologies for these core areas of activity.
Our work is industry informed via our Open Innovation Model where Member companies and Associates help shape research roadmaps. With CSIT’s unique environment and team, we accelerate delivery of new value back to Members and other stakeholders.
Key to the strategy of CSIT is our innovation conduits. Our in-house team includes engineers who work alongside the academic researchers to assist with knowledge transfer, articulating capability, producing rapid prototyping and understanding the language and drivers of industry.
Commercialisation of research is via consultancy, collaborative partnerships, IP licensing and the creation of new ventures. CSIT nurtures and facilitates spin-out company creation. CSIT works at a national level with UK Department for International Trade and a regional level with Invest Northern Ireland in attracting new businesses to the UK in the form of foreign direct investment (FDI), as well as supporting indigenous cyber security companies’ access new markets and trade around the globe.