Cybersecurity Pre-Accelerator Briefing

Cybersecurity Pre-Accelerator Briefing

10.30 – 15.00 Tuesday 28, July 2015

The Cybersecurity and Resilience team in the Department for Culture, Media and Sports is keen to support early stage innovation in the cybersecurity sector through the development of a new cybersecurity pre-accelerator programme. The programme will: 

  • Support increased exploitation of cyber research, help identify new ideas, and facilitate development of entrepreneurial skills. 
  • Help to transform early stage ideas into viable propositions and potential new businesses. 
  • Maximize the ability of new cyber ideas to receive the support they need to enable them succeed
  • And ultimately provide a pathway connecting early stage ideas into more mature incubators and accelerators. 

Funding of up to £250,000 is available towards the setup of the programme and organisations with innovative ideas and a track record of running pre-accelerator programmes that can help support the cybersecurity ecosystem are encouraged to apply. Tenders will be invited from on or about 24 August 2015.

To assist potential applicants, the Knowledge Transfer Network will be hosting a pre-procurement briefing at which potential bidders and other interested parties will have the opportunity to find out more and ask questions about the proposed programme.


10.30 – 10.45 am Registration and Coffee

10.45 – 11.00 am Welcome by Siraj Shaikh (KTN)

11.00 – 11.30 am Poppy Wood (CyLon)

11.30 – 12.00 pm Elisabetta Zaccaria (CyberY)

12.00 – 12.45 pm Lunch

12.45 – 13.30 pm Pre-accelerator Briefing by Austen Okonweze (DCMS)

13.30 – 14.30 pm Q&A and closing

For more information about the Knowledge Transfer Network please visit their website. 

For further information about the event or to register please visit the event website. 


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