Preview Cyber Innovation in Action at CyberASAP Demo Day 2022

Posted on: 06/01/2022


Register here for CyberASAP Demo Day, Thursday 17 February 2022


“As a society, cyber is for everyone”, according to the UK Government’s new National Cyber Security Strategy, published just last month. What this reflects is the comprehensive role that cyber plays in all our lives, from the way we live and work to the systems we rely on.

The rapid growth of cyberspace presents challenges as well as opportunities – technological and commercial. And the talented academic teams selected for CyberASAP (Cyber Security Academic Startup Accelerator Programme) are meeting those head on.

Over the course of the last 10 months, they have been developing innovative solutions to a wide range of cyber challenges, creating highly promising commercial propositions now ready for the next stage on their journey to market. The CyberASAP Demo Day is where you will have the opportunity to hear their pitches and assess their Proofs of Concept demonstrators.

Potential investors, commercial collaborators and other interested parties are invited to join us for this unique preview of some of the most exciting innovations in cyber security.

Previous alumni of the programme have created successful startups, been acquired, are spinning out or have licensed their technologies. Between them they have raised more than £17m in further funding to progress their innovations. Find out more about the impact of the programme here.


10 teams (out of the 24 chosen to participate in this year’s programme) were selected by independent assessors to complete the final stage of CyberASAP and between now and Demo Day we’ll be running a Cyber Innovation Series 2021/22 – a short series of previews focusing on each of the teams, the people behind them, and the innovation they’ve developed.

In the meantime, here’s a quick preview of the teams:

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
Online investigations, simplified. From capture to report to court.

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.

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

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

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

UltraNetAI – University of Essex
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, University of Salford and Manchester Metropolitan
Discover it, Recover it, Control it, WalletFind manages your cryptocurrency wallets.

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 by Innovate UK and Innovate UK KTN.

Innovate UK KTN exists to connect innovators with new partners and new opportunities beyond their existing thinking, accelerating ambitious ideas into real-world solutions. Innovate UK KTN is part of the Innovate UK Group, the UK’s innovation agency.


CyberASAP 2022/23

Funding for CyberASAP 2022/23 has just been confirmed for academic teams with a cyber security idea they would like to commercialise. The funding competition opens on Monday 7th February 2022 and closes at 12noon on Wednesday 2nd March. To receive details of the programme and how to apply please provide your details here.

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