The Cybersecurity Expert Mission travelled to the East Coast of USA in September 2019.

Innovate UK’s Global Missions Programme is one of its most important tools to support the UK’s Industrial Strategy’s ambition for the UK to be the international partner of choice for science and innovation. Global collaborations are crucial in meeting the Industrial Strategy’s Grand Challenges and will be further supported by the launch of a new International Research and Innovation Strategy.


The Global Expert Missions, led by the Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN), play an important role in building strategic partnerships, providing deep insight into the opportunities for UK innovation and shaping future programmes.



The US has long been a world leader in scientific discovery and innovation. It continues to be so today in numerous areas that impact everyone’s everyday lives – addressing issues such as cybersecurity, artificial intelligence (AI) and automation. This innovation has been a key driver for economic growth and has helped to address key global challenges, be it poverty alleviation, healthcare or sustainable development. This report identifies the structures, priorities and processes by which the US funds and supports innovation in the key field of cybersecurity. In doing so, it explores the innovation landscape across federal, state-level, research base and private investment communities of the Eastern US.


The Cybersecurity Expert Mission travelled to USA in September 2019 and in the publication, KTN share the information and insights gathered during the delegation’s time there.


Read the latest Global Expert Mission Report “US East Coast in Cybersecurity in September 2019” here.

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