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The only pre-seed accelerator programme in the cybersecurity ecosystem, CyberASAP (Cyber Security Academic Startup Accelerator Programme) plays a unique and vital role in supporting cyber security innovation and commercialisation.

Expert support to commercialise academic cyber security innovation.

Now in its fifth year, CyberASAP provides academics with the expertise, knowledge and training needed to convert their research into technologies, products and services in this key sector of the global economy. The programme creates a pipeline to move great cyber security ideas out of the university lab and into the commercial market.

About CyberASAP

CyberASAP is selective and teams compete to join and complete the programme.
A series of highly effective interventions (including bootcamps, workshops, and mentoring) gives participating teams essential insights into the key milestones necessary to commercialise their research.

Led by KTN’s Emma Fadlon and Robin Kennedy, CyberASAP draws on their expertise, and also benefits from the experience and specialist knowledge of their extensive network of practitioners (including in IP, New Product Development, Innovation Planning, Sales, Investment, Pitching, Communications) who contribute to the 11-month programme which culminates in a Demo Day where teams pitch and demonstrate their Proofs of Concept.

CyberASAP is funded by the UK Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport and delivered in partnership with KTN and Innovate UK.


Cited as a successful Case Study in the UK Government’s July 2020 UK Research and Development Roadmap CyberASAP has, since its inception in 2017, helped more than 100 teams from universities right across the UK to develop their innovations. Twenty-one companies have been formed and, as of September 2021, our alumni have secured more than £16m in further funding to help accelerate the commercial rollout of their cybersecurity ideas.   

Download our Impact and Insights Report here.

“This programme will take you from idea to reality” 

Ellen Kay, (Alumni, Year 4) - Cybermind Technologies

Get involved

To join the conversation Follow us on Twitter & LinkedIn. If you’re an academic, university Technology Transfer Officer, potential investor, commercial collaborator, entrepreneur or business person and would like to support the programme or attend any of our events,

Register your interest here

CyberASAP Projects

Since the programme started in 2017, more than 100 teams have participated (including our current cohort) with 47 talented teams graduating. Find out more about the status of these projects by browsing our “catalogue” using the search keys below.


Portable Wireless intrusion prevention systems for smarphones and tablets

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Bluetooth security and vulnerability insight (in a blink)

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Creating causality chains to empower predictive threat detection

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Supporting business organisations with simple, targeted and useful path to regulatory compliance

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SPYDERISK: Automated Risk Assessment for ISO 27001 Certification  

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Onlyn Shield

Intelligent safeguarding sofware shiellding children from harmful online commnications

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SEEV (e-voting)

The unique end-to-end verifiable e-voting system without needing any trustworthy tallying authoritie

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AirID: Beacon-based Authentication

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CyberASAP Impact & Insight Report

Lessons from 5 years of the programme

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CyberASAP Alumni Case Study Booklet

Insights from the CyberASAP Community

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CyberASAP 2020/21 Demo Day Booklet

Profiles of all CyberASAP year 4 projects

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CyberASAP 2019/20 Demo Day Booklet

Profiles of all CyberASAP year 3 projects

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CyberASAP 2018/19 Demo Day Booklet

Profiles of all CyberASAP year 2 projects

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CyberASAP 2017 Demo Day Booklet

Profiles of all CyberASAP year 1 projects

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Upcoming Event

CyberASAP Demo Day - Year 5

Thursday 17th Feb |

Preview Innovations in Cyber Security

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Past Event

CyberASAP Demo Day 2020/21 (Year 4)

Thursday 18th Feb | Online

See our most recent Alumni from 2021 in action presenting their Pitches and Demonstrators at the online Demo Day in February 2021, or read their profiles in the Demo Day Booklet.

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