CyberASAP

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 entering its sixth 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 by Innovate UK KTN and Innovate UK, in partnership.

Impact

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

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,

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CyberASAP Projects

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.

TAPCHA

TAPCHA

Online fraud prevention, CAPTCHA reinveted for everyone and every device

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GuardKeeper

GuardKeeper

Secure connectivity and duplex authentication​

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INSURE

INSURE

Portable Wireless intrusion prevention systems for smarphones and tablets

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BLEMAP

BLEMAP

Bluetooth security and vulnerability insight (in a blink)

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Prinesec

Prinesec

Creating causality chains to empower predictive threat detection

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PRC (PriSAT)

PRC (PriSAT)

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

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SPYDERISK

SPYDERISK

SPYDERISK: Automated Risk Assessment for ISO 27001 Certification  

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Onlyn Shield

Onlyn Shield

Intelligent safeguarding sofware shiellding children from harmful online commnications

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Downloads

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 2021/22 Demo Day Booklet

Profiles of all CyberASAP year 5 projects

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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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Current CyberASAP funding opportunities

Privacy Enhancing Technologies Challenge Prize

Opens: 20/07/2022 Closes: 19/09/2022

The aim of this competition is to develop innovative privacy-preserving solutions that address one or both of the specific challenge use cases in financial crime or public health.

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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.

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UK-Israel Eureka Bilateral: Collaborative R&D

Opens: 20/06/2022 Closes: 19/09/2022

Innovate UK, part of UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), is investing up to £2 million to fund collaborative research and development (CR&D) projects focused on industrial research with Israel.

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