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.
Redefining the future of Blockchains through secure real-time data analytics
We monitor and verify surfaces being used to enclose assets and keep them safe.
A Security Assessment tool for Linux Mandatory Access Controls
Workshops you can deliver yourself, to help make the right security decisions.
WhatML protects the value and the intellectual property of machine learning models.
Cydon – Share data Confidently
An accessible authentication gateway for people with disabilities to communicate requirements
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
Innovate UK Smart Grants: October 2022
Opens: 27/10/2022 Closes: 18/01/2023
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.
iX Challenge: Miniaturised 5G Ready Personal Location Device
Opens: 14/11/2022 Closes: 09/12/2022
This challenge focuses on producing a personal location device concept demonstrator or partial solution, to offer a means of reducing harm to persons working in high-threat environments.
Innovation Loans Future Economy Competition: Round 7
Opens: 10/11/2022 Closes: 11/01/2023
UK registered businesses can apply for loans for innovative projects with strong commercial potential to significantly improve the UK economy.
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.
Want to compete as a red team for the UK Privacy Enhancing Technologies Challenge Prize?
Register your interest for the Red Teaming phase of the UK side of the UK-US PETs prize challenges.