By using our website you accept our cookies policy.Find out more

Online Webinar: Cyber security academic startups programme - applicant briefing

Event details
Friday, 19 January 2018
12:00 pm – 13:00 pm
This event will be live streamed via webcast
Individuals based in a UK academic institution can apply for a share of £500,000 to join the cyber security academic startups programme.

Innovate UK in partnership with the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) will invest up to £500,000 in innovative cyber security ideas coming from the academic research base. A webinar to give further information on the competition will be running from 12 noon to 1pm on Friday 19th January.


The aim of this competition is to identify the best commercial opportunities in academia in respect to cyber security. Your proposal should include the area of your research, the problem that you are solving and your proposed solution.

You must be based in a UK academic institution, have a cyber security idea and be interested in commercialising it.

Successful applicants will participate in a 6-week programme (including 3 activities taking up to 5 days in London) to determine the value of the idea and, if appropriate, to identify the best commercial route to progress. The programme will be supported by industry experts, including those from cyber security. It will include the development of a detailed value proposition and an associated pitch.


You will need to register for a place to view the webinar.

For more information on the competition, visit .