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.

What is CyberASAP

Now in its eighth 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.

CyberASAP benefits from the experience and specialist knowledge of an 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.

Statistics

CyberASAP has helped over 170 teams from UK universities to develop their innovations, 32 companies have been formed and our alumni have secured £23 million in further funding.

£23m

Funding

170

Projects

32

Startups

Latest News

CyberASAP Programme Year 8 kicks off with a record number of applications

The 8th year of CyberASAP has kicked off with over 60 applications – a record-breaking number so far.

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Impact and Insights

Cited as a Case Study in the UK Government’s July 2020 UK Research and Development Roadmap, CyberASAP has built up a demonstrable track record of delivering commercialisation impact to a diverse and growing pool of academic teams and universities right across the UK.

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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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Related News

Unveiling the CyberASAP Year 7 Demo Day highlights

10/06/2024

Unveiling the CyberASAP Year 7 Demo Day highlights

Year 7 of the Cyber Security Academic Startup Accelerator Programme (CyberASAP) aimed at supporting the development and commercialisation of cyber security innovations from universities across the UK, concluded with an engaging Demo Day showcasing 13 innovative projects.

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CyberASAP Programme Year 8 kicks off with a record number of applications

14/05/2024

CyberASAP Programme Year 8 kicks off with a record number of applications

The 8th year of CyberASAP has kicked off with over 60 applications – a record-breaking number so far.

Read more
Finding cybersecurity solutions: Meet the academics ready to take their research to the commercial market

05/03/2024

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.

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

29/02/2024

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.

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