Open call: NCSC for Startups
Developing the UK’s cyber security ecosystem through accelerating innovative startups
NCSC for Startups is the successor to the NCSC Cyber Accelerator, a programme which helped more than 40 tech companies raise in excess of £100m in external investments.
While the Cyber Accelerator programme invited startups to take part in cohort-based activities over a fixed period of time, NCSC for Startups will involve the continual onboarding of companies and offers the potential for even greater collaboration than ever before.
It’s a transformative initiative between the NCSC and Plexal *in partnership with Deloitte, CyNam, Hub8 and QA.
The aim is to bring together innovative startups with NCSC technical expertise to solve some of the UK’s most important cyber challenges.
NCSC for Startups offers something for startups at all stages of maturity, from those developing a Minimum Viable Product (MVP), to those with established solutions looking to expand into new markets.
NCSC for Startups is unique with opportunities that are flexible and tailored and support the NCSC’s mission to make the UK the safest place to live and work online.
There are also opportunities for organisations to get involved with the programme to bring additional support and expertise through:
- Shaping technical challenges to bring a focus to areas of interest
- Working together and directly with startup companies to influence their products
- Providing technical leadership and influence to encourage the growing cyber eco-system