CyberASAP selects 20 cyber security innovations with commercial potential

Posted on: 11/06/2019

Academic teams move to the next stage of developing market-ready cyber security products

Now in its third year, the Cyber Academic Startup Accelerator Programme (CyberASAP) aims to stimulate the commercial exploitation of academic expertise in cyber security, and accelerate enterprise in this fast-moving, complex and vitally important space. 20 teams from this year’s starting cohort of 26, having successfully completed the initial Value Proposition stage, will now move forward to the next phase: Market Validation.


The range of projects in this year’s programme is a reflection of how diverse and widespread the reach of cyber security is in to all aspects of our lives (and deaths!). From Birmingham City University’s AngelPass which aims to manage our digital assets after we die, through to Coventry University’s AI product to identify employee misuse of data; and from the University of Oxford’s PhishAR which uses Augmented Reality to help users make better security decisions, to VACCYNE, the University of Wolverhampton’s Vaccine against Cyber Negative Experiences Рthis year’s projects have all demonstrated innovation and commercial potential. The full list of the 20 projects proceeding to the next stage of the programme is below.


In the next stage of the programme, the 20 successful teams will be attending a Bootcamp where they will explore key issues around the Market Validation of their project and be briefed on vital competencies for taking their product to market such as PR and Digital Marketing.


Cyber security is at the front and centre of the challenges facing the digital economy, with profound implications for governments, businesses and citizens. Whether for criminal justice, national elections, insurance records or e-commerce platforms, the protection and integrity of data and information systems is critical.


The UK is already at the forefront of this growing industry, having a thriving technology scene and investment sector, plus well-established strengths in security and intelligence combined with in-depth research and university expertise.

CyberASAP is funded by the UK Government Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) in collaboration with Innovate UK and Knowledge Transfer Network.

If you are involved in cyber security and would like to find out more about the programme, you can register your interest here and follow us @cyberASAP.



CyberASAP projects proceeding to Stage 2:


; Birmingham City University

Cyber Threat Landscape Ruleset (CTLR); Bournemouth University

Privacy in a Smart Circular Economy (PITCH); Bournemouth University

TAPCHA ; Bournemouth University

Alternative Authentication Sequence for Mitigating Man-in-the-Middle Attacks; Coventry University

INSURE: Intrusion detectioN System for pUblic hotspot cybeR sEcurity; De Montfort University

Transactional Analysis for Insider Threat Detection; Goldsmiths College

AISecure; Royal Holloway Univ of London

BLEMAP: Security for Bluetooth Low Energy Enabled Applications; Royal Holloway Univ of London

TransparentCompliance; Royal Holloway Univ of London

Risk2IoT@home: An Intelligent and Predictive Assistant for Secure and Safe Smart Home; Teesside University

Escaping traditional training; University of Brighton

Privacy Engineering for Software Designers; University of Glasgow

Generating strong cryptographic key from body physiological signal in securing medical implants communication; University of Gloucestershire

Verifiable Credentials; University of Kent

PhishAR: Using Augmented Reality to help users make better security decisions; University of Oxford

Cybersecurity Risk Assessment Box (CRAB); University of Plymouth

System Security Modeller; University of Southampton

Multi-Modal Continuous Transparent Biometric Authentication for Mobile Devices; University of Winchester

VACCYNE – Vaccine against Cyber Negative Experiences; University of Wolverhampton

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