We’re very excited to announce that the SPRITE+ grant started this month!
The Security, Privacy, Identity, and Trust Engagement NetworkPlus will bring together people involved in research, practice, and policy relevant with a focus on digital contexts. Membership of the Network is open to anyone involved in exploring the future of trust, identity, privacy and security, from researchers, to industry, business, government, law enforcement and civil society organisations.
SPRITE+ is run by a Management Team of seven, supported by a multi-disciplinary group of 100+ Expert Fellows and non-academic Project Partners (currently we have eleven Partners from different sectors).
We’ve got exciting plans for the development of SPRITE+ and many opportunities to get involved.
Expert Fellows will help us set and then explore our Challenge Themes: broad, important issues relating to security, privacy, identity, and trust are relevant to a wide range of societal and industrial concerns. They’ll work with us to plan activities for members to explore those Challenge Themes, including setting research funding priorities.
Academic and non-academic members will have the opportunity to participate in workshops, and can network and work together via our online collaboration platform SPRITEHub. Members also have the opportunity to apply to annual sandpits, where they will develop potential pilot projects and feasibility studies, and compete for a share of our research fund.
We’re particularly keen to support the development of early career researchers and we will be setting up a dedicated ECR Forum. Among other opportunities, some of our Project Partners will offer internships.
It costs nothing to join, so why not register for membership now. Members receive a newsletter, have access to online resources and opportunities to attend events and bid for funds. Members’ online profiles offer opportunities to contact each other for networking and building collaborative relationships.
We look forward to working with you!
SPRITE+ is funded until 31 August 2023 by the EPSRC as part of its Digital Economy programme (grant reference EP/S035869/1).