Following two successful ventures, Coventry University has signed a two-year collaboration agreement with UK innovation tech company, Whitespace.

Whitespace comprises a team of researchers, engineers and technologists who support organisations to design, develop, and build new ideas, and products, and generate new ventures.

One of the two successful projects that are being supported by Whitespace for Coventry University is The Resilience Beyond Observed Capabilities Network Plus (RBOC N+). Led by the Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations this national security project worth over £4 million aims to create new knowledge and capabilities to help the UK prepare for security threats in the coming decades.

Powered by Shift Platform, a white-label ecosystem and community collaboration tool developed by Whitespace, the project launches by creating a mock scenario of a catastrophic attack on digital and energy networks set in the year 2051.

I am delighted we have agreed on a strategic relationship with Whitespace, who bring innovation and technical capability to support Coventry University Group’s desire to generate impact across the wide range of communities we serve. Both organisations see multiple opportunities to collaborate and innovate bringing new capabilities and technology to bear on some of our greatest challenges.

Paul Noon, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Enterprise & Innovation) at Coventry University

This strategic collaboration brings Whitespace’s domain security knowledge, technical development, and artificial intelligence capability together with Coventry University’s research and innovation expertise. This blend of academic excellence with innovative technical capability opens up many opportunities across multiple sectors to generate and disseminate knowledge.

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I am genuinely excited about how this collaboration between the two organisations brings the best of our joint capabilities in support of a number of future collaborations in the field of AI/ML developments, platform developments and thought leadership collaboration.

Andrew Webber, Chief Commercial & Marketing Officer at Whitespace