Cyber Security Innovations Selected for Commercial Development

Posted on: 10/09/2021

CyberASAP Announces Final 10 Academic Teams with Start-up Potential

The Cyber Security Academic Startup Accelerator Programme (CyberASAP) has just announced the outcome of the final selection stage of this year’s programme. The chosen academic teams, all of which are looking to create commercial impact from their cyber security innovations, will now develop their Proofs of Concept ready to present to industry at a Demo Day on 17th February 2022. Interested in attending? Fill in your details here.

24 University teams from all over the UK started the fifth year of CyberASAP in April 2021. Now the final 10 selected to progress to Phase 2 will be put through their paces as the KTN team and its network of mentors provide a unique package of training and support that helps academic teams export their research from the lab out to the market.

From cryptocurrency to protecting children from online harm, from AI in policing to sharing confidential data sets, the diversity of projects shortlisted for the final stage of CyberASAP reflects the breadth of cyber security’s impact on all of our lives.

KTN’s Robin Kennedy, who co-directs the programme with Emma Fadlon, commented

It’s an exciting time as we embark on the final phase of the programme. These teams, selected by independent assessors, have had to demonstrate the commercial potential of their innovation – and their capacity to exploit it. Now they can start using the tools, funding and support provided by the programme to fully explore and develop the market opportunities of their cyber security offering. In a sector as vital as this, it is essential to have a strong pipeline of new products and services that mitigate the risks of our highly connected world – and it’s gratifying to play a role in making that happen”.


The Final 10 Teams/Projects for CyberASAP 2021/22 are as follows:


CyberSignature: Online Authentication using User Behaviour Profiling – Edge Hill University
CyberSignature delivers secure and frictionless online checkout authentication with digital behavioural intelligence.

FeDCam: Secure Federation for Visual Sensors (Camera) – University of Wolverhampton
Ground-breaking new federation of AI-based cameras to transform crime detection & policing.

MLighter: Shedding light on Machine Learning Blind-Spots – Middlesex University
MLighter automatically discovers blind-spots in machine learning systems through adversarial scenarios.

OSIRT – University of Hertfordshire
OSIRT: Online investigations, simplified. From capture to report to court.

TAIMAS – Timing Anomalies as an Indicator of Mal-intervention in Automation Systems – University College London
TAIMAS: Building Management System attack & tamper detection from a single box solution.

Tensorcrypt: Democratising Encrypted Data Analytics – Royal Holloway Univ of London
Tensorcrypt: Empowering organisations to securely share and unlock value in confidential datasets.

The Royal-Imperial Black Box: A low cost and novel approach for enhanced power system cyber-security featuring moving target defence – Imperial College London
Survive Sophisticated Cyber-Physical Attacks with the Royal-Imperial Black Box.

TrustMe: Secure and Trustworthy AI platform – University of Wolverhampton
TustMe: Adding trust, quality and explainability to AI-based Applications in FinTech.

UltraNetAI – University of Essex
UltraNetAI: Machine learning to protect children and vulnerable adults from online harm.

WalletFind: A Forensic Solution for Cryptocurrency e-Discovery, Recovery, Tracing and Auditing – University of Bristol
WalletFind: Discover it, Recover it, Control it, WalletFind manages your cryptocurrency wallets.


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CyberASAP (Cyber Security Academic Startup Accelerator Programme) is the only pre-seed accelerator programme in the cyber security ecosystem which provides expertise, knowledge and support to convert academic ideas into commercial products.

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

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