Grants and projects

In the last 20 years the centre has attracted around £11 million of research grants from Horizon 2020, Seventh Framework Programme (FP7), the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) under the Science Research Investment Fund (SRIF), the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), The Royal Society, Emerald Funds, Development Fund, LDA, Knowledge Connect and 16 Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KPT). Some of the recent grants and third stream incomes are outlined below:

Recent grants and third stream income

  1. EU Horizon 2020 Spirit project grant that is worth five million euros divided between 17 partners, of which 326,000 euros (approximately) is for the Intelligent Systems Research Centre (ISRC). The grant is for the applications of artificial intelligence and machine learning for cybersecurity and the title of the grant is: Scalable Privacy Preserving Intelligence Analysis for Resolving Identities (SPIRIT).
  2. Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) with eConnect Cars, which is a grant awarded to develop a bespoke software application that will facilitate a large-scale use of electric vehicles in a private hire operation to provide efficiency, customer service and driver experience.
  3. Knowledge Transfer Partnership, awarded for development of software package for IT security and network protection for small businesses (company: LifelineIT).
  4. The Centre has just been awarded an Emerald standard grant to develop an intelligent graphical user interface software suite that will predict and analyse membrane protein classifying into Alpha helix and Beta barrel for commercialisation purposes.
  5. Knowledge Transfer Partnerships fund, awarded to develop a host of bespoke e-business solutions coupled with a comprehensive marketing strategy addressing brand development, growth and online sales (company: Ask Electronics Ltd).
  6. The Centre was awarded a grant from the Development Fund to research the applications of artificial intelligence techniques to membrane protein.
  7. The Centre obtained an Emerald (mini) pre-commercialisation fund for patent and marketing of an integrated membrane protein prediction and analysis for commercialisation purposes.
  8. The Centre obtained an EPSRC grant for a research entitled: A Fuzzy Approach to Video Transmission over Bluetooth. The overall aim of the project is concerned with transmission of digital video signal over Bluetooth wireless.
  9. Knowledge Transfer Partnerships fund for Essex Disabled People's Association (EDPA) Agency. Grant awarded to develop Intelligent Keyboard software, capable of detecting a person's disability and correcting accordingly to help disabled users to use standard software.
  10. The Centre obtained Emerald standard pre-commercialisation fund for a research entitled: A Prototype for Real-Time Video Transmission over Bluetooth Wireless using Intelligent Systems. The overall aim of the project will be concerned with building a working model for real-time transmission of digital video over Bluetooth wireless providing image quality.
  11. Knowledge Transfer Partnerships fund, for the Universal Digital Content and Communications Suite. The aim of this Knowledge Transfer Partnership project is to develop and build the technology platform and associated systems and products to create a universal digital content and communications suite for a UK company called Underscore Ltd.
  12. Knowledge Transfer Partnerships fund, working with Rankhour Limited. Rankhour Ltd and London Metropolitan University are to build a centralised management system (CMS) that encapsulates the core aspects of the business, accommodates the arising requirements of business growth, enables the expansion of operations into European markets and creates a stable platform to which advanced business modules can be added.
  13. The Centre obtained the Royal Society research grant in the applications of intelligent systems to food engineering. This is a collaborative work between the Intelligent Systems Research Centre at the University and the Sugar Research Group at Instituto Superior Politécnico "José Antonio Echeverría" in Cuba.
  14. Knowledge Transfer Partnerships grant awarded to develop an intelligent image processing system allowing the remote authentication and invigilation of examination candidates using neural network and image processing technologies (company Healthcare Company Ltd).
  15. The Centre has obtained several Knowledge Connect Projects, such as:
    • an embedded video training platform for the Good Vibes gym. Development of a novel online video publication content management system
    • developing a dynamic and platform independent health monitoring mobile system
    • development of a software training strategy for Sprintware, funded by LDA
  16. Knowledge Transfer Partnership with Coborn Ltd, granted to build a knowledge management system to support the transformation of the traditional reactive production business into a modern productive and profitable knowledge intensive and proactive business, including the company’s culture.
  17. Yearly continuous income from EPSRC for acting as a peer review college member.
  18. Innovate UK Project – SYCAMORE: Vulnerability Analysis and Risk Assessment of Cyber Security Policies.