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Cyber Security Academic Startups Programme – Funding Competition

Cyber Security Academic Startups Programme – Funding Competition

Innovate UK in partnership with the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) will invest up to £500,000 in innovative cyber security ideas coming from the academic research base.

The aim of this competition is to identify the best commercial opportunities in academia in respect to cyber security. 

Successful applicants will participate in a 6-week programme (including 3 activities taking up to 5 days in London) to determine the value of the idea and, if appropriate, to identify the best commercial route to progress. The programme will be supported by industry experts, including those from cyber security. It will include the development of a detailed value proposition and an associated pitch.

To join the programme applicants must:
– be based in a UK academic institution
– have an idea related to cyber security
– be interested in commercialising the idea

Please note the deadline for submissions is noon 31 January 2018. Successful applicants will be informed on 9 February and will commence the 6-week programme on the week of the 12 February.

Full details can be found here.