UCL Department of Science, Technology, Engineering and Public Policy


PETRAS Internet of Things Research Hub

Petras partners

The PETRAS Internet of Things Research Hub is a consortium of nine leading UK universities which will work together over the next three years to explore critical issues in privacy, ethics, trust, reliability, acceptability, and security. Funding for the Hub includes a £9.8 million grant from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) which will be boosted by partner contributions to approximately £23 million in total. This project also runs in collaboration with IoTUK.

The PETRAS IoT Hub, is led by staff from within UCL STEaPP with partners at eight other universities (see below).

STEaPP contributors

Jeremy Watson Professor Jeremy Watson
Hub Director and Professor of Engineering Systems at UCL STEaPP
Jason Blackstock Dr Jason Blackstock
Co-investigator for the Standards, Governance and Policy Stream and Senior Lecturer at UCL STEaPP
King 2016 Sam King
Project Administrator
Graca Carvahlo Graça Carvalho
Impact Champion
Irina Brass Dr Irina Brass
Research Associate
Leonie Tanczer Leonie Tanczer
Research Associate




Warwick Cardiff Southampton Oxford Surrey
Imperial Lancaster 2 Edinburgh