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Cyber security: funding to take academic ideas to market

Friday February 8th, 2019

Researchers based in UK academic institutions can apply for a share of up to £800,000 to support them in commercialising cyber security innovation.Research

The UK aims to be the best place in the world to do business online. The government’s National Cyber Security Strategy sets out a plan for the country to be secure, resilient to cyber threats and prosperous and confident in the digital world.

The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, working with Innovate UK, has up to £800,000 help academics to accelerate and take to market their ideas for improving cyber security.

The competition is designed to increase the number of ideas from UK academic research that are turned into new businesses.

A previous competition saw 7 teams progress through a 3-month market validation phase, establish new ventures and build work prototypes.

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