Helping academics commercialise their cyber security ideas.

The only pre-seed accelerator programme in the cybersecurity ecosystem, CyberASAP (Cyber Security Academic Startup Accelerator Programme) provides expertise, knowledge and support to convert academic ideas into commercial products in the cybersecurity space.

A dynamic and comprehensive programme of specialist training, workshops, briefings and boot camps gives participating teams vital insights into the key milestones necessary to take their product from the lab to the market.

The programme has two phases:

Phase 1 – developing your value proposition and market validation. Successful teams from Phase 1 will progress to:

Phase 2 – developing your proof of concept. This culminates in a Demo Day in February 2021 where teams’ prototypes are showcased to potential investors and industry.  If you would like to attend the Demo Day on Thursday 18th February 2021 (held online), please click here.


28 teams were originally selected to participate in Phase 1 of the current 2020/21 programme, and 14 of those teams have now been chosen to progress to the Phase 2 of CyberASAP 2020/21 where they develop their Proof of Concept Demonstrators. These will be demonstrated at an online Demo Day in February 2021 where the teams will be showcasing and discussing their offerings. Interested in taking part? Click here for more information and to register to attend.

If you are an Academic or University Technology Transfer Officer, Industrialist or investor and would like to register your interest in being involved or supporting the 2020/21 programme, you can do so here.

In February 2020, the final 13 academic teams from CyberASAP’s third year (from the original intake of 26 in February 2019) pitched and presented their Minimum Viable Products to an audience of industrialists and investors at a very successful Demo Day in Canary Wharf (see video below). 



If you are interested in participating in CyberASAP in any way (as an academic team, a mentor, a potential investor or industry partner) please provide your details here so that we can make sure you’re updated with the relevant information.

If you’d like to know more about the CyberASAP programme please contact Robin Kennedy or Emma Fadlon.

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CyberASAP is funded by the UK Government Department for Digital, Culture Media & Sport (DCMS) and delivered through KTN and Innovate UK.