Through research and innovation, Dubai has become a leader in cyber smart societies.

Grants & Competitions

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In alignment with Dubai Cyber Security Strategy and our strong belief in the importance of research. We continue to move the technology wheel forward and aim to improve our lives and the lives of the next generation. Dubai Electronic Security Center calls upon researchers in accredited institutes of higher education, within the UAE to submit research proposals at various time throughout the year.

“We work today to develop a generation of UAE scientists, able to compete for a Nobel Prize in the decades to come”

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minster of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.

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Past Grants & Competition Winners

Dubai Electronic Security Center calls upon all researchers in accredited higher education institutes within the UAE to submit research proposals with particular focus on cyber security. The proposed research could be (but not limited to) on digital forensics, threat intelligence, the security of mobile, big data, cloud, Internet of things (IoT), blockchain and autonomous vehicles. The research can result in a technique, tool, device, or application.

2019 Winners of the Call for Research 

  • University of Sharjah: Research on High-Speed Micro Plasma, Based True Random Bit Generator for Real-Time Encryption Applications.
  • Khalifa University: Research on Energy Efficient Secure IoT Hardware for Smart Cities.

2018 Winners of the Call for Research 

  • University of Sharjah: Research on Improved Blockchain Infrastructure with IoT for Critical/Smart Government Applications.
  • University of Dubai: Research on Secured and Robust Wireless Communication System for Low-Latency Applications.
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