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The PETRAS National Centre of Excellence exists to ensure that technological advances in the Internet of Things (IoT) are developed and applied in consumer and business contexts, safely and securely. We do this by considering social and technical issues relating to the cybersecurity of IoT devices, systems and networks.

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PETRAS works in collaboration with academia, industry and government partners to ensure our research can be directly applied to benefit society, business and the economy.

The Centre connects over 120 industrial and government partners, along with 16 research institutions; UCL, Imperial College London, University of Oxford, Lancaster University, University of Warwick, University of Southampton, Newcastle University, University of Nottingham, University of Bristol, Cardiff University, University of Edinburgh, University of Surrey, Coventry University, Northumbria University, Tate and University of Glasgow.

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PETRAS projects span the social and technical sciences and consider the issues of Privacy, Ethics, Trust, Reliability, Accessibility and Security as they relate to 'Internet of Things' devices, systems and networks.

This analytical framework helps us investigate how to practically mitigate potential threats and take advantage of the huge benefits that the application of IoT, AI and Machine Learning technologies can bring.

We are a consortium of 16 research institutions and the world’s largest socio-technical research centre focused on the future implementation of the IoT.

The 16 institutions  are UCL, Imperial College London, University of Oxford, Lancaster University, University of Warwick, University of Southampton, Newcastle University, University of Nottingham, University of Bristol, Cardiff University, University of Edinburgh and University of Surrey, Coventry University, Northumbria University, Tate and University of Glasgow.