Last week CyberASAP, and its latest cohort, began a new chapter to develop academic projects into fully-fledged spin-outs. The programme will run from April 2022 till February 2023, with two phases: Phase 1 – Value Proposition, in which the teams develop the VP and follow up with Market Validation followed by Market Validation, and then Phase 2 – which provides funding for Proof of Concept Development.

Department of Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) & UKRI plan to invest over £1m amongst the most promising commercial opportunities to accelerate the commercialisation of cyber innovations from UK academic Knowledge Bases into the wider market.

This year, CyberASAP has also welcomed projects from the Security of Digital Technology at the Periphery (SDTaP) initiative which includes the PETRAS IoT research hub. The UKRI-funded SDTaP competition provides funding to business-led demonstrators addressing cyber security challenges in the Internet of Things.

Commenting on the kick-off of CyberASAP 2022/23, Innovate UK KTN’s co-directors of the programme, Emma Fadlon and Robin Kennedy said:

“We’re excited to meet and begin working with the new cohort in 2022/23 after the highest level of applications in the programme’s history. We’re particularly happy to have project teams originating from each UK nation all represented in one cohort for the first time and that we are all coming together for a face-to-face 2-day kick off workshop.  

Ourselves and a host of innovation mentors throughout the programme will be working with the teams to help them achieve commercialisation”

The teams and projects for CyberASAP 2022/23 are:

ANGLIA RUSKIN UNIVERSITY
i-VulMan – An Intelligence Vulnerability Management Platform

ASTON UNIVERSITY 4
Consent Management with Data Privacy by Design

BOURNEMOUTH UNIVERSITY
CyGamBit – Cyber Game-Based Interventions and Teaching in Cyber Awareness Digital Literacy

CARDIFF UNIVERSITY
BeSecAT – Blockchain-enabled Secure and Resilient Supply Networks for Advanced Therapies Medicinal

CARDIFF UNIVERSITY
ResBE – Resilient Built Environments

CARDIFF METROPOLITAN UNIVERSITY
TraitPass – Your Traits, Your Pass

COVENTRY UNIVERSITY
ATOM – Advanced Trade-off Management for Safe and Secure Systems

DE MONTFORT UNIVERSITY/OXFORD BROOKES UNIVERSITY
Cyber-Security Toolkit for Micro Organisations

DE MONTFORT UNIVERSITY/KEELE UNIVERSITY/UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON
DRS’OSA – Ontology-based Security Automation for Digital Railway Systems

EDINBURGH NAPIER UNIVERSITY
Extension TrueDeploy – Improving trust in the Software Supply Chain

EDINBURGH NAPIER UNIVERSITY
Trustd – secure, trusted and decentralised digital assets custodial solution

HERIOT-WATT UNIVERSITY
Startup for Cyber Risk Management Consultancy

IMPERIAL COLLEGE LONDON
IoTrim – a dynamic platform against consumer IoT privacy and security threats

LANCASTER UNIVERSITY
PINCH – An End-to-end Cyber Security Technology to Better Understand the Risks of Deep Learning Model Stealing

LEEDS BECKETT UNIVERSITY
Hacktivity Cyber Security Labs

LOUGHBOROUGH UNIVERSITY & UNIVERSITY OF WARWICK
ANTHEM – AI-driven Attack Graphs for Threat Modelling

OPEN UNIVERSITY
GICAST – Gamified Intelligent Cyber behaviour Assessment and Skills Training

OXFORD BROOKES UNIVERSITY
Multiple Ordered Fungible Handshakes (MOFHS) – as a tool to improve security at API interfaces

QUEEN’S UNIVERSITY BELFAST
D-Ron – Rogue behaviour detection in the drone swarms using digital twins

TEESSIDE UNIVERSITY
D-PRIV – A Data Anonymisation System for Pervasive Health

THE UNIVERSITY OF WEST LONDON
ROS-PCon – Attack Preventive Control for Robotics

UNIVERSITY OF LIVERPOOL & NORTHUMBRIA UNIVERSITY
Cyber Security ‘Experiential Learning Clinics

UNIVERSITY OF SHEFFIELD
ATDPS – Adaptive Trojan Detection and Prevention Systems for Networks-on-Chips (NoCs)

UNIVERSITY OF SUFFOLK
Cost-Effective Cyber Security for Small Businesses

UNIVERSITY OF SUFFOLK
Human-Digital Cybersecurity Risk Appetite Calibration Decision Making Capability

UNIVERSITY OF WARWICK
CLADDED – A Cross-LAyered Data-Driven System for Electric Vehicle Charging Stations Attack Detection

THE UNIVERSITY OF THE WEST OF ENGLAND
Blockchain-based secure and reliable Additive Manufacturing system

THE UNIVERSITY OF WEST OF SCOTLAND
Development of Deep Learning-based Extended Detection and Response (XDR) Platform for Ransomware Attack Detection

About CyberASAP

CyberASAP is funded by the UK Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport and delivered by Innovate UK KTN and Innovate UK in partnership. Now entering its sixth year, the programme has seen 116 academic teams from across the UK participate, and 57 graduate (the programme is selective throughout). Alumni have between them raised more than £17m in further funding to progress their cyber innovations. Learn more about the programme’s impact here.

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