Introducing the CyberASAP Programme Year 7!

Posted on: 27/03/2023

We are thrilled to announce that CyberASAP will be back for a seventh year.

The programme is aimed at supporting the development of cybersecurity innovations across the UK. CyberASAP is a highly acclaimed programme that has helped teams turn their cybersecurity ideas into successful businesses. We are excited to see what this year’s cohort will bring.

The CyberASAP Programme 2023 is open to all UK universities, offering an excellent opportunity for academic teams to accelerate their cybersecurity innovations from research to market. The programme is designed to support participants in identifying a viable commercial route for their research, offering intensive training and support throughout the process.

This year, as last, we welcome applications from PETRAS projects, part of UKRI’s programme focused on Security of Digital Technology at the Periphery (SDTaP), alongside those in the usual “open” competition.

The programme provides bespoke mentoring and training from industry experts with participants receiving guidance on market analysis, intellectual property protection, business planning, and more. The CyberASAP team will help teams to identify potential investors and partners to help bring their cybersecurity innovations to market.

What Academics say

CyberASAP was our catalyst. It was a pivotal moment in turning a pipedream into something that seemed possible.

Lorna Armitage, CAPSLOCK (University of Bradford).

CyberASAP provides the key essentials in knowledge, skills, and tools for transforming academic ideas and concepts into market products.

Dr. Uchenna Daniel Ani, (University College London & SDTaP)

CyberASAP has been a whirlwind of excellence, business communication and the ‘how to’ models of change.

Ellen Kay, Founder CyberMind Technologies (University of Wolverhampton)

You can learn more about the programme’s impact here and read some Alumni case studies here.

So, if you’re an academic in cyber and have the basis of a commercialisable idea you’d like to develop, find out more and apply to join CyberASAP Year 7.

The CyberASAP Programme 2023 is funded by the UK Government’s Department for Science, Innovation and Technology (DSIT), and delivered in partnership with Innovate UK & Innovate UK KTN. The programme has a proven track record of success, with previous participants achieving significant milestones, including investment, patents, and successful commercialisation of their products.

The CyberASAP Programme is an excellent opportunity for academic teams to accelerate their cybersecurity innovations from research to market. Through bespoke mentoring, training, and support from industry experts, this programme has a proven track record of helping teams turn their ideas into successful businesses.

We are thrilled to see what the seventh year’s cohort will bring and excited to support the next generation of cybersecurity innovators.

Robin Kennedy, Innovate UK KTN, Co-Director – CyberASAP

We welcome applications from all UK universities and invite teams to submit their proposals at the latest by Wednesday 19 April 2023 at 11:00 am. The successful teams will be announced in April, with a programme start date of 9 May 2023.

We are excited to support the next generation of cybersecurity innovators and to help bring their ideas to market. Join us on this exciting journey and apply now to be a part of the CyberASAP Programme 2023!

For more information on the CyberASAP Programme and how to apply, please visit our website.

Click here for details of the briefing event which will be held at 1pm on Wednesday 29th March. Please join directly by clicking the Zoom link at the start time.

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