Case study

Placemakers: Abertay University cements Dundee’s cyber excellence through new research and development hub

27 May 2022

The cyberQuarter is a new £18m cybersecurity research and development centre housed within Abertay University that aims to make Dundee Scotland’s capital for the cybersecurity industry. Bringing together students, academics and businesses, the hub will support SME start-ups, give physical space to existing businesses and, through research and innovation, address global cybersecurity challenges.

The project won £11.7m of UK and Scottish government funding through the Tay Cities Region Deal, combined with a further £6.5m investment from Abertay. The cyberQuarter is composed of three main elements: a physical space for collaboration and experimentation; a secure cloud computing infrastructure enabling online learning and digital provision of R&D; and a pump priming fund to help develop new cyber products. It will be physically and digitally secure and will include collaborative areas, private offices as well as seminar rooms. The building will be fully operational by summer 2022.