A new government-supported scheme to support the UK’s growingwill offer new security firms offering business masterclasses, mentoring, product development support, networking events, and backing to trade internationally and secure investment.
Launched today, Plexal, CyLon, and Deloitte will deliver the Cyber Runway program the(CSIT) at Queen’s University Belfast, and its backers hope to on-board 160 organizations and companies between now and February 2022.
Official statistics suggest the UK’s cyber industry is one of the country’s more robust. The Department for Digital, Culture, Media, and Sport (DCMS) claims that companies participating in its security on average.
“The UK’s cyber sector is booming, and we’re working tirelessly to ensure businesses and individuals feel the benefits across the country,” said digital minister.
“Our new Cyber Runway program will help tackle barriers to growth, increasevital support to take their businesses to the next level.”
The Cyber Runway scheme has been designed to focus on regions of the UK targeted by the government’s so-called “leveling up” plan, with other activities building on the success of emerging cyber hubs in Belfast, Cardiff,, Edinburgh, Glasgow, .
It will also target founders and innovators drawn from; the program has set specific targets around supporting businesses led by women and people from black, Asian, and minority ethnic (BAME) backgrounds.
said: “Covid-19 has catalyzed the need for adequate cyber security across industries, and a record level of capital is being invested into the sector. But there is still a at the earliest stages of their development. Innovators and entrepreneurs from underrepresented communities still face barriers when entering the ecosystem.
“These are challenges we look forward to addressing with Cyber Runway by supporting the best innovators, regardless of their background or geography, to thrive and grow.”
Cylon CEO Nick Morris added: “The UK’secosystem is at a critical and exciting point in its development, with new challenges and opportunities arising out of the pandemic. Through its Launch, streams, we believe Cyber Runway will help a diverse range of entrepreneurs, startups, and scaleups capitalize on this.
Louise Cushnahan, head of innovation at CSIT, said: “CSIT has a strong reputation for supporting cyberstages.
“We are delighted to bring our expertise to Cyber Runway to collaborate with cyber companies and entrepreneurs bringing innovative cyber solutions to market.”
The Cyber Runwayto expressions of interest from potential applicants, investors, and mentors. .