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.



Now in its fifth year, the programme contributes to a core objective of the UK Government Department of Digital, Creative, Media and Sport (DCMS): to develop and sustain a security sector that meets national security demands as part of the government’s £1.9billion national cyber security strategy.

In helping accelerate the roll out of great cyber security ideas from universities, CyberASAP provides a dynamic interface between government, cyber security academics and the business and investment communities so vital to the health and development of this sector.

Programme Format

A 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. Led by KTN’s Emma Fadlon and Robin Kennedy, the programme also benefits from their extensive network of specialist practitioners who also contribute to the 11 month programme.

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 where teams’ prototypes are showcased to potential investors and industry. 


Funding Announced for CyberASAP 2021/22

Funding has now been confirmed for Year 5 of CyberASAP. The funding competition closed on Wednesday 3 March 2021.

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.

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.