Call for Proposals with NTT
A call for proposals is being launched in the
framework of the Global Enterprise R&D Collaboration Agreement between the
Office of the Chief Scientist (OCS) of the Ministry of Economy and NTT. NTT
is a Japanese telecommunications company headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, and the largest
telecommunications company in the world in terms of
The agreement aims to encourage cooperation
between Israeli companies and NTT in the areas of research and development for
Internet of Things (IoT) security.
Telecommunication traffic is still growing
rapidly with the expanding use of traffic intensive mobile terminals such as
smartphones and with the appearance of super high-definition (4K/8K) video
transmission services. On the other hand, steady progress can be seen in the
area of IoT, a scenario whereby everything will be connected to the Internet. Like
telecommunication network, IoT will also become a social infrastructure. In
that case, the IoT security would be an important social issue to protect our
lives and assets. In addition, The Olympic and Paralympic games will be held in
Tokyo 2020. NTT believes that a lot of M2M (Machine to Machine) devices will be
shipped and used for athletes and audiences and their security will be a
critical issue to succeed the event.
This Call for Proposals is issued by the Secure Platform Laboratories at NTT. These Labs are working on the R&D for enhancing cyber security capabilities such as cryptography, malware analysis, cyber threat detection and CSIRT. Their responsibility is to develop cutting-edge cyber security technologies and intelligences for NTT-Group operating companies.
NTT invites Israeli companies to submit
proposals on joint R&D projects in the following fields:
of Things security technologies and/or solutions to prevent cyber threats
compromising on IT systems and IT devices (excluding SCADA related things).
to Machine (M2M) system/device security technologies and/or solutions which can
detect and/or prevent cyber-attacks on M2M systems and/or devices (excluding
SCADA related things).
that are interested in applying should send a summary proposal to
with a copy to
(telephone number: 03-5118116).
The proposals will be evaluated, on behalf of
the Office of the Chief Scientist and NTT. Companies, whose proposals are
found suitable, will be invited to submit requests for support within the Chief
Scientist's Framework for R&D Cooperation with Multinational Companies. More
information on the Chief Scientist Framework for R&D Collaboration with
Multinational Companies is available in
Approved applications will receive the
A Chief Scientist Grant of up to 50% of the project's approved
Additional assistance from NTT of the same budget amount in-kind,
for support in the technological, regulatory and marketing areas; use of
laboratory equipment for R&D; sub-contractors and professional consultants;