UK’s Security and Resilience Industry Suppliers Community (RISC)

The UK’s Security & Resilience Industry Suppliers Community (RISC) brings together the UK industrial and academic community to support the Government in creating a more secure and safe environment for UK citizens. It acts as the principal channel of communication between the Home Office (Office for Security and Counter Terrorism (OSCT) and the security sector on national security and resilience issues.

RISC is an inclusive alliance of the trade associations and academic bodies which represent the security sector. ADS, the British Security Industry Association (BSIA) and techUK are the national, founding trade associations of RISC. Associate Membership is open to other appropriate, representative bodies. Imperial College London is in the process of establishing an ‘Academic RISC’ – a counterpart to the existing industrial membership of RISC.  The Research Councils UK (RCUK) Partnership for Conflict, Crime and Security Research acts as RISC’s link to the Research Councils.

Security Innovation and Demonstration Centre (SIDC) launched

Home Office Ministers launched a new Security Innovation and Demonstration Centre on 10 December 2014, to improve collaboration between policy-makers, end-users, industry and academia on capability development.

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Academic Market Place launched

In conjunction with the Partnership for Conflict, Crime and Security Research (PaCCS), RISC has launched an "Academic Market Place" to improve the visibility of academic research that has commercial promise to enable greater pull-through and commercialisation of research and development.

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UK Security Brand

RISC undertook a consultation about establishing, with the Home Office, a 'UK Security Brand'. The results of the consultation are available.

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Academic Market Place

Academic Market Place

Innovation Centre

Innovation Centre

Academic RiSC

Academic RiSC