Cyber Security Academic Startup Accelerator Programme (CyberASAP) announces £800,000 funding for 2021/22 programme

Posted on: 01/02/2021

The £800,000 CyberASAP funding competition opens on 8 February 2021 for Academic teams with a cyber security idea.

Details of the 5th CyberASAP competition have now been published by Innovate UK. You can find them here.

This is an opportunity to join a unique, pre-seed accelerator programme that provides academics with comprehensive support, provided by KTN and its expert network of mentors, to help commercialise cyber security ideas.

This will be the fifth year of the programme. Funded by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport in collaboration with Innovate UK and KTN, the programme has supported more than 90 teams, and graduates have secured more than £6.3m in further funding to develop their ideas.

Full details of the competition are available here. The competition opens for applications on Monday 8th February 2021.

Webinar Briefing: 10:30, Tuesday 9th February 2021 – webinar link here 

Competition Closes: 11:00, Wednesday 3rd March 2021.

Find out more about CyberASAP at

Sign up here to register your interest in being involved in the programme and to be the first to hear about any CyberASAP news.

Preview Proofs of Concept from this year’s Teams –  Join us at Demo Day, February 18th

The CyberASAP Demo day sees the final 14 teams from this year’s programme pitch and demonstrate their proofs of concept. Join us to preview a promising range of new cyber security ideas – more details here.

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