TRUST is leveraging industrial collaboration and technology transfer programs to focus research on real-world problems, verify science and technology at partner sites to ensure they work in practice, and include partners in every stage of the research, science, and technology development process. TRUST knowledge transfer programs establish the Center as a true public/private partnership-namely a trusted intermediary between industry, government, and the research community and provide a means by which research results are transitioned from TRUST faculty and students to society with an emphasis on technology developers, infrastructure stakeholders, decision makers, policy makers, and government agencies. Knowledge transfer activities include:
- Dissemination of Research and Development Results. The research output of the Center is disseminated in four ways: (1) publications in the open literature and on the web, (2) short courses held at major conferences, (3) lectures and meetings with the general public concerned about security and privacy issues, and (4) curriculum development and courses taught at the partner institutions.
- Economic, Legal, and Social Implications of TRUST Technologies. In research, privacy and policy aspects are built into the Center's research agenda as privacy, economic drivers, and usability of trusted solutions are key components. TRUST is fortunate to have some of the leading thinkers in policy and legal issues to offer advice on the legal implications and spearhead testimony to Congress and other legislative bodies to establish sound legal and privacy standards for trusted systems.
- Testbeds. Testbeds are used extensively by TRUST researchers to demonstrate the robustness and scalability of the technology developed at the Center. The testbeds use a combination of technology from our industrial partners with new hardware and software to develop interoperability of the solutions and consider issues of phasing in new technology with legacy solutions.
- Partner Relationships. To support knowledge transfer, TRUST manages relationships between technology developers, venture capital and industry, critical infrastructure stakeholders, and the government. TRUST does this by (1) organizing focused workshops that emphasize technology transfer opportunities; (2) facilitating strategic investment sessions between infrastructure stakeholders, industry, and the government; (3) providing internships for students and faculty; and (4) supporting entrepreneurship via the placement of TRUST researchers, primarily faculty and post doctoral scholars, as entrepreneur-incubators at venture capital partners.