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Competition for a share of £800,000 funding for CyberASAP 2020/21 now open!

Posted on 10/02/2020

Applications from academic teams with cybersecurity ideas now invited. Webinar briefing Tuesday 11 Feb 12pm. Competition closes noon Wednesday 4 March

Academic teams with an idea for a cybersecurity product or service are invited to apply for a share of £800,000 to help take it from lab to market via the Cyber Security Academic Startup Accelerator Programme (CyberASAP). The competition is now open and closes at noon on Wednesday 4 March. A webinar briefing by Innovate UK on Tuesday 11 February will provide more details and you can register for the webinar here.


This will be the fourth year of CyberASAP – the only pre-seed accelerator programme in the cyber security ecosystem. The programme runs over two stages and is designed to help academic teams navigate the challenging journey from academic idea to commercial roll-out. You can find out more about the progress of some of the previous year’s teams here and watch a video summarising the programme here.


The Year 4 programme will start on 1 April 2020 with Phase 1 – developing your value proposition and market validation. Successful teams from Phase 1 will progress to the second stage of the programme developing your proof of concept which culminates in a Demo Day in February 2021 where teams’ prototypes are showcased to potential investors and industry.


Academics and University Technology Transfer Officers interested in applying for funding should apply here. Investors and industrialists interested in supporting the programme can register their interest here.


Follow @CyberASAP on Twitter and LinkedIn for live updates.

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