CyberASAP selects 20 cyber security innovations with commercial potential
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‚Äôs 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‚Äôs 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‚Äôs AngelPass which aims to manage our digital assets after we die, through to Coventry University‚Äôs AI product to identify employee misuse of data; and from the University of Oxford‚Äôs PhishAR which uses Augmented Reality to help users make better security decisions, to VACCYNE, the University of Wolverhampton‚Äôs Vaccine against Cyber Negative Experiences – this year‚Äôs 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.
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:
AngelPass; 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