Applications Open for Cyber security academic startup accelerator programme year 4: phase 1

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Individuals based in UK academic institutions can apply to join the cyber security academic startup accelerator programme CyberASAP: £800k total funds

Description

The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) will work with Innovate UK, as part of UK Research and Innovation, to invest up to £800,000 in innovative cyber security ideas coming from an academic research base.

The aim of this competition is to identify the best commercial opportunities. Your proposal must include the area of your research, the problem that you are solving and your proposed solution.

You must be based in a UK academic institution, have a cyber security idea and be interested in commercialising it.

CyberASAP is a 1-year programme. Phase 1 will last up to 4 months, split into 2 stages: an initial 2 months for value proposition development activities, followed by a presentation to an independent judging panel who will select teams to go to stage 2, and a further 2 months for market validation activities.

Phase 1 will determine the value of the idea and, if appropriate, identify the best commercial route to progress. The programme will be supported by industry experts, including some from cyber security.

Your total eligible costs for the value proposition stage of your project must be no more than £16,000. Your total eligible costs for the market validation stage must be no more than £16,000.

Your project must start on 1 April 2020 and end by 31 July 2020.

To be eligible for funding you must:

  • be based in a UK academic institution
    have a cyber security idea
  • be interested in the commercialisation of your idea
  • have the support of your academic institution’s technology transfer office, or equivalent

All individuals based in a UK academic institutions are eligible, including but not limited to early career researchers and senior academic researchers.

For further details and the apply please see the project’s listing on Konfer.

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