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.

Expert support to commercialise academic cyber security innovation

Now in its sixth 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.

Join us at the CyberASAP Demo Day where you can preview these Proofs of Concept and meet the talented teams behind them, for the first time.

About CyberASAP

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 KTN’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 Digital, Culture, Media and Sport and delivered by Innovate UK KTN and Innovate UK, in partnership.

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 100 teams from universities right across the UK to develop their innovations. Twenty-one companies have been formed and, as of September 2021, our alumni have secured more than £17m 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,

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CyberASAP Projects

Since the programme started in 2017, more than 116 teams have participated (including our current cohort) with 57 talented teams graduating. Find out more about the status of these projects by browsing our “catalogue” using the search keys below.

Pass∞

PasswordPlus – “All-in-one” password generators

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Seclea

Seclea reduces organisational risk associated with AI

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MaCRA

MaCRA

Adaptive maritime cyber risk assessment software for international shipping operators and insurers

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PhishAR

PhishAR

Phish-proofing user authentication by harnessing the power of AI and AR

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CyMonD

CyMonD

Cyber Monitoring and Defence for IoT (CyMonD)

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Event Horizon

Event Horizon

Self-learning Security Information an Event Management

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TAPCHA

TAPCHA

Online fraud prevention, CAPTCHA reinveted for everyone and every device

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GuardKeeper

GuardKeeper

Secure connectivity and duplex authentication​

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INSURE

INSURE

Portable Wireless intrusion prevention systems for smarphones and tablets

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Downloads

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 all CyberASAP year 5 projects

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CyberASAP 2020/21 Demo Day Booklet

Profiles of all CyberASAP year 4 projects

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CyberASAP 2019/20 Demo Day Booklet

Profiles of all CyberASAP year 3 projects

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CyberASAP 2018/19 Demo Day Booklet

Profiles of all CyberASAP year 2 projects

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CyberASAP 2017 Demo Day Booklet

Profiles of all CyberASAP year 1 projects

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Related Opportunities

Defence Innovation Loans 2023

Opens: 01/01/2023 Closes: 18/04/2023

Loans of up to £2m to help convert your mature defence innovation into a strong business proposition for defence procurement, with a below market interest rate of 7.4% per annum

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Innovate UK Smart grants: January 2023

Opens: 19/01/2023 Closes: 26/04/2023

UK registered organisations can apply for a share of up to £25 million for game-changing and commercially viable R&D innovations that can significantly impact the UK economy.

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Safety Tech Challenge: link sharing of Child Sexual Abuse Material

Opens: 07/02/2023 Closes: 15/03/2023

UK registered organisations can apply for a share of up to £700,000 for projects that help protect children by identifying and disrupting the sharing of links to child sexual abuse material online.

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Related Events and Recordings

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CyberASAP Year 6 Demo Day

12.30 - 19.00 | London

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