The UK market for cyber security is now valued at £8.9bn according to a report launched at the CyberASAP Demo Day on 18th February by Minister for Digital Infrastructure, Matt Warman.

Up 21% on the previous year, it is this market that 14 promising start-ups from the 2020/21 cohort of CyberASAP are looking to enter. If you are interested in developing the next generation of cyber security projects, these innovations  – showcased at the CyberASAP Demo Day – are all ready for the next stage in their commercialisation journey.

View the Pitch and Demonstrator Videos

View the Demo Day Booklet

The fruits of the 11-month Cyber Academic Startup Accelerator Programme, these Proofs of Concept reflect the diverse and myriad ways in which cyber security affects all our lives – and the resultant commercial and societal potential that offers.

Each of our teams has created a 3 minute pitch about their idea; plus a demonstration of their Proof of Concept – all of these videos are here. You will find contact details for all of these promising teams in the CyberASAP booklet here which also contains links to the teams’ videos.

Shoji, Imperial College London: The safest way for businesses to buy and sell data

Authentibility Pass, Bournemouth University: An accessible authentication gateway for people with disabilities

CyberHelper, University of Southampton: Connecting machines and humans for efficient cyber investigations

#ID / hash-identity , University of Kent: Secure Device Identity to power the future of the Internet of Things

Surface RF, University of Bristol Making: surfaces that identify, verify and protect themselves

ABBA-IoT, University of Leeds: Data tampering detection system for automotive sensors

MemCrypt, Edinburgh Napier University: MemCrypt protects and recovers confidential data from ransomware attacks

CyberMIND Technology Ltd, University of Wolverhampton: An AI driven platform to help Cyber Professionals to Detect, Predict and Manage Stress

Secure Development, Lancaster University & UCL: Helping consultants to make the 400,000 UK developers better at security

SenseiChain, University of Essex: Redefining the future of Blockchains through secure real-time data analytics

Lupovis, University of Strathclyde: Detect, Deceive, Divert, Deny, Identify (no video available)

SALMAC, Middlesex University: Linux Threat Hunting Solution

WhatML, Imperial College London: Watermarking for protecting the value and the intellectual property of machine learning models

MaCRA, University of Plymouth: dynamic assessment of maritime cyber threat, for individual vessel operators and organisations

The CyberASAP programme is an 11-month long programme which equips academic teams with the entrepreneurial skills and commercial knowledge to help them take their ideas out of the lab and into the market.

Led by KTN’s Emma Fadlon and Robin Kennedy the programme is funded by the UK Government Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, and delivered in partnership by KTN and Innovate UK.

CyberASAP Year 5 – Funding competition now open. Deadline 3 March 2021

The teams above have just graduated from the Year 4 programme of CyberASAP. The funding competition for Year 5 is now open, closing at 11am on Wednesday March 3rd.

If you are an academic with a cyber security idea you would like to commercialise, find out more about how to apply for CyberASAP here.

Get involved!

If you are an Academic or University Technology Transfer Officer, Industrialist, Investor or have an interest in being involved or supporting the 2021/22 programme in any way, please provide your details here so that we can make sure you’re updated with the relevant information.

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