Government pledges £2m for surveillance tech innovation after London and Manchester terror attacks

Jul 17, 2017 · cityam.com

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The government is on the hunt for new technology to help it tackle the rising threat of terrorism.

As much as £2m will be put into funding innovative ideas that can help authorities improve surveillance and detect threats in crowds following the attacks in Manchester and London in recent months.

Security minister Ben Wallace will today announce the plans as part of the government's counter terrorism strategy, speaking at a conference bringing together experts in counter-terrorism, policing and the private sector.

"Society must come together to defeat terrorism which is why I am delighted to see representatives here from businesses from across the country who take seriously the need to protect the public," he will say.

The cash will fund research into "cutting edge technology and behavioural science projects designed to keep people safe in crowds".

"The threat from terror does not stand still so neither will we, which is why we are calling on the best and the brightest from the science and technology sector to come forward with their ideas and proposals to support our ongoing work to keep people safe," he will say.

The funds will be allocated by the Defence and Security Accelerator, which launched in December last year as part of the Ministry of Defence's £800m Defence Innovation Fund in an effort to foster greater collaboration between the government department and private industry.

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