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.
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.
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 £17m in further funding to help accelerate the commercial rollout of their cybersecurity ideas.
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"“This programme will take you from idea to reality” "
Ellen Kay, (Alumni, Year 4), Cybermind Technologies
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Since the programme started in 2017, more than 116 teams have participated (including our current cohort) with 57 talented teams graduating. Find out more about the status of these projects by browsing our “catalogue” using the search keys below.
Security and Reliability Testing for Graphics Processors
MemCrypt has developed a framework which is capable of obtaining ransomware keys during an active at
PasswordPlus – “All-in-one” password generators
Seclea reduces organisational risk associated with AI
Adaptive maritime cyber risk assessment software for international shipping operators and insurers
Phish-proofing user authentication by harnessing the power of AI and AR
Cyber Monitoring and Defence for IoT (CyMonD)
Self-learning Security Information an Event Management
CyberASAP Impact & Insight Report
Lessons from 5 years of the programme
CyberASAP Alumni Case Study Booklet
Insights from the CyberASAP Community
CyberASAP 2021/22 Demo Day Booklet
Profiles of all CyberASAP year 5 projects
CyberASAP 2020/21 Demo Day Booklet
Profiles of all CyberASAP year 4 projects
CyberASAP 2019/20 Demo Day Booklet
Profiles of all CyberASAP year 3 projects
CyberASAP 2018/19 Demo Day Booklet
Profiles of all CyberASAP year 2 projects
CyberASAP 2017 Demo Day Booklet
Profiles of all CyberASAP year 1 projects
Current CyberASAP funding opportunities
Innovate UK Smart Grants: July 2022
Opens: 28/07/2022 Closes: 26/10/2022
UK registered organisations can apply for a share of up to £25 million for game-changing and commercially viable R&D innovation that can significantly impact the UK economy. This funding is from Innovate UK, part of UK Research and Innovation.
Knowledge transfer partnerships (KTP): 2022 to 2023 Round 4
Opens: 20/09/2022 Closes: 16/11/2022
UK registered academic institutions, RTOs or Catapults can apply for a share of up to £9 million to fund innovation projects with businesses or not for profits.
Women in Innovation Awards 2022/23
Opens: 22/08/2022 Closes: 19/10/2022
Women with exciting, innovative ideas who will inspire others can apply for an award which includes a £50,000 grant and bespoke business support.
CyberASAP Announces a Record Fifteen Academic Teams to go Through to Phase 2
The Cyber Security Academic Startup Accelerator Programme (CyberASAP) has just announced the outcome of the final selection stage of this year’s programme.
CyberASAP Alumni Insights: "Think wide rather than deep"
“Think wide rather than deep” advises Daniel Lewis, CyberASAP Alumnus and founder of Awen Collective, which aims to make society safer by creating software that reduces the impact of cyber attacks on the industrial sectors that we all rely on every single day.