UCL Department of Science, Technology, Engineering and Public Policy


PETRAS Internet of Things Research Hub

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 TanczerLeonie Tanczer
Research Associate


  • IOT UK


  • The University of Warwick
  • Cardiff University
  • University of Southampton
  • University of Oxford
  • University of Surrey
  • Imperial College London
  • Lancaster University
  • The University of Edinburgh