CyberASAP

The only pre-seed accelerator programme in the cybersecurity ecosystem, CyberASAP (Cyber Security Academic Startup Accelerator Programme) plays a unique and vital role in supporting cyber security innovation and commercialisation.

New Article: Reshaping the cybersecurity ecosystem with CyberASAP 23/24: Meet the teams hoping to spin-out

Ahead of the 2024 Demo Day, meet five academic teams striving for success in the commercial market.

New Article: Finding cybersecurity solutions: Meet the academics ready to take their research to the commercial market

Meet eight academic teams converting research into commercialisation ahead of the 2024 Demo Day.

About CyberASAP

Now in its seventh year, CyberASAP provides academics with the expertise, knowledge and training needed to convert their research into technologies, products and services in this key sector of the global economy. The programme creates a pipeline to move great cyber security ideas out of the university lab and into the commercial market.

CyberASAP is selective and teams compete to join and complete the programme. A series of highly effective interventions (including bootcamps, workshops, and mentoring) gives participating teams essential insights into the key milestones necessary to commercialise their research.

Led by Innovate UK Business Connect’s Emma Fadlon and Robin Kennedy, CyberASAP draws on their expertise, and also benefits from the experience and specialist knowledge of their extensive network of practitioners (including in IP, New Product Development, Innovation Planning, Sales, Investment, Pitching, Communications) who contribute to the 11-month programme which culminates in a Demo Day where teams pitch and demonstrate their Proofs of Concept.

CyberASAP is funded by the UK Department for Science, Innovation and Technology and delivered by Innovate UK. Watch highlights from the Year 6 Demo Day below.

Impact

Cited as a successful Case Study in the UK Government’s July 2020 UK Research and Development Roadmap CyberASAP has, since its inception in 2017, helped more than 170 teams from universities right across the UK to develop their innovations. Thirty-two companies have been formed and, as of March 2024, our alumni have secured more than £23m in further funding to help accelerate the commercial rollout of their cybersecurity ideas.

Download our Impact and Insights Report here.

"This programme will take you from idea to reality."

Ellen Kay, Alumni, Year 4, Cybermind Technologies

Get involved

To join the conversation, follow us on Twitter & LinkedIn. If you’re an academic, university Technology Transfer Officer, potential investor, commercial collaborator, entrepreneur or business person and would like to support the programme or attend any of our events:

Register your interest here

 

CyberASAP Projects

Since the programme started in 2017, more than 100 teams have participated with 57 talented teams graduating. Find out more about the status of these projects by browsing our “catalogue” using the search keys below.

BLOCKHAWK

BLOCKHAWK

Monitoring Blockchains to detect attacks and misbehaviours

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MoFish

Connecting IT systems to cloud services with cyber-safe technology

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IoTrim

Making IoT device connections secure with privacy-preserving AI

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D-RON

Detecting and preventing rogue drone behaviour using digital twins

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ATDPS

The unique security solution protecting businesses from zero-day trojan attacks

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D-PRIV for Safer Data

Data anonymisation software to help businesses protect confidential information

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Hacktivity

Providing safe environments for hands-on hacking and cyber security education

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CASPER Shield

Providing cyber-physical security and safety for smart homes

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CLADDED

Detecting and deterring attacks on electric vehicle charging points

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Downloads

CyberASAP 2024 Demo Day Booklet

Profiles of CyberASAP year 7 projects

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CyberASAP 2022/23 Demo Day Booklet

Profiles of CyberASAP year 6 projects

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CyberASAP Impact & Insight Report

Lessons from 5 years of the programme

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CyberASAP Alumni Case Study Booklet

Insights from the CyberASAP Community

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CyberASAP 2021/22 Demo Day Booklet

Profiles of CyberASAP year 5 projects

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CyberASAP 2020/21 Demo Day Booklet

Profiles of CyberASAP year 4 projects

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CyberASAP 2019/20 Demo Day Booklet

Profiles of CyberASAP year 3 projects

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CyberASAP 2018/19 Demo Day Booklet

Profiles of CyberASAP year 2 projects

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CyberASAP 2017 Demo Day Booklet

Profiles of CyberASAP year 1 projects

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Opens: 11/03/2024 Closes: 22/04/2024

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Safeguarded AI: TA1.1 Theory

Opens: 11/04/2024 Closes: 28/05/2024

Backed by £59M, this ARIA programme aims to develop the safety standards we need for transformational AI.

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Digital Twin Energy Grids

Opens: 22/04/2024 Closes: 24/05/2024

UK registered businesses can apply for a share of up to £1.2m for collaborative projects that enable digital twins, data interoperability and cyber resilience in UK energy networks.

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Related Events and Recordings

Thu
14
Mar
2024

CyberASAP Year 7 Demo Day

12.30 - 19.00 | London

Recording coming soon
Wed
22
Feb
2023

CyberASAP Year 6 Demo Day

12.30 - 19.00 | London

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