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Queen’s University Belfast signs Infosys to test cyber security IP

Derek du Preez | April 16, 2013
The government-backed centre of excellence is concerned about the ‘commercialisation of research’

CSIT was given £50,000 by the government to carry out its research into cyber security. Infosys told Computerworld UK that it plans to invest further money into the centre, but couldn't confirm how much at this stage. Dr. Gaston said that the government's investments to date were promising, but that the research would benefit from additional funds.

"An academic centre of excellence would always like to have more money. I think the government's commitment is a great step forward compared to where we were a few years ago, but from our point of view we would be keen for more money to be made available," said Gaston.

Commenting on the Queen's Infosys partnership, Minister for Universities and Science David Willetts said: "The UK is recognised as a world-leader in combating cybercrime and has real competitive and technology advantages in this field. The work at Queen's University's CSIT, which I have seen at first hand, is a tangible example of our expertise in this area and I welcome its latest partnership with Infosys. It will be good for Infosys, good for Queen's University and good for the interests of all our households and businesses in both our countries."

 

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