Techmodal, a Bristol-based consultancy and technology company, have committed to jointly fund a three-and-a-half-year full-time PhD studentship in collaboration with UWE. The studentship opportunity will be in the area of Cyber Security within the Faculty of Environment and Technology. Applications are currently open until 23rd January 2019.

The studentship is available from 1st April 2019 and based primarily at UWE’s Frenchay campus within the Computer Science Research Centre with regular visits to Techmodal’s Queen Square office. Full time tuition fees and travel costs for project partners will be funded by Techmodal and UWE in addition to a yearly tax-exempt stipend.

The research project will explore the use of blockchain technology for shared collaborative project planning in secure military environments, researching the exchange between privacy-preserving technologies and encryption techniques, and the needs for transparency and explainability.

Techmodal are looking forward to collaborating with UWE on this exciting project, which further establishes Techmodal as a committed investor in talent with the Bristol tech community. More information about the studentship can be found here.

Kempton Cannons, CEO of Techmodal says, This is an excellent opportunity for a talented individual to work alongside us and benefit from our specialist knowledge and unique access to the Defence industry. We’re passionate about investing in local technology talent and this collaboration with UWE is just the start of our commitment.’

Geraint Evans