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.

CyberASAP Year 7 Demo Day: 14 March

Join us and be the first to preview a range of highly promising cyber security products and services from leading UK academic teams. Hear their pitches and assess their offerings in this unique showcase of ready-to-commercialise cyber security innovations.

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 Business Connect and Innovate UK, in partnership. 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 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 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.

SPYDERISK

SPYDERISK

SPYDERISK: Automated Risk Assessment for ISO 27001 Certification  

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Onlyn Shield

Onlyn Shield

Intelligent safeguarding sofware shiellding children from harmful online commnications

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SEEV (e-voting)

SEEV (e-voting)

The unique end-to-end verifiable e-voting system without needing any trustworthy tallying authoritie

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AirID

AirID

AirID: Beacon-based Authentication

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CityDefend

CityDefend

CityDefend assuring cloud confidence through searchable encryption

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FACT360

FACT360

AI and unsupervised Machine Learning finds your critical information

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HuaHana Initiative

HuaHana Initiative

HuaHana enables UX and security designers to find security problems early by analysing and visualisi

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CyberMIND

CyberMIND

Leading AI Driven Platform Helping Cyber Professionals Detect Predict and Manage Stress

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Lupovis

Lupovis

Connecting machines and humans for efficient cyber investigations

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Downloads

CyberASAP 2022/23 Demo Day Booklet

Profiles of all 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 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

Cyber security academic startup accelerator programme (CyberASAP) 2024-25: phase 1

Opens: 05/02/2024 Closes: 06/03/2024

Individuals based in a UK academic institution can apply for a share of up to £800,000 to join CyberASAP, the UK’s only cyber security academic startup accelerator programme.

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SONIC Labs Open RAN Energy Efficiency Challenge

Opens: 19/02/2024 Closes: 22/03/2024

Participating companies in this programme will build solutions to accelerate the diversification and adoption of Open RAN (Radio Access Network) products in the UK market.

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Digital Security by Design – Technology Access Programme

Opens: 15/01/2024 Closes: 01/04/2024

Qualifying UK-based companies will have exclusive access to an Arm designed Morello evaluation board, with its cutting-edge CPU architecture.

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Related Events and Recordings

Thu
14
Mar
2024

CyberASAP Year 7 Demo Day

12.30 - 19.00 | London

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Wed
22
Feb
2023

CyberASAP Year 6 Demo Day

12.30 - 19.00 | London

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