An online briefing event will be held on Thursday 23 March at 1400-1500 UK-time.
To register for the briefing event, please contact [email protected].
The Cyber Innovation Hub has been funded by the Welsh Government and Cardiff Capital Region with a mission to transform the Cardiff Capital Region into one of the UK’s leading cyber security clusters by 2030. One of our objectives is to create more than 25 high-growth companies and, working closely with our industrial partners, this challenge programme is our key way of achieving that objective. We aim to work with businesses and the public sector to pull through market-led innovation challenges – then drive rapid development of new, innovative solutions. The objective is that these will be tightly tailored to industry demand and attractive to private equity investors.
We’ll match-make challenge responders with entrepreneurs in the Alacrity Foundation’s incubation programme, building a team around the challenge responder, and providing them with support and services to scale quickly. Teams will have access to internationally recognised researchers at Cardiff University. These researchers have experience of generating and validating cyber security solutions on world-class testbeds. Teams will also have co-working space at Tramshed Tech – alongside existing cyber and digital SMEs. The overall aim is for these teams to become new businesses at the end of the 12-month programme.
We are pleased to launch our very first challenge. We are seeking innovators with potential solutions to the challenges identified below.
We are looking to identify, develop and demonstrate innovative solutions in the areas outlined below. The challenge areas have been chosen to broadly align with challenges identified by the National Cyber Security Centre as ongoing dialogue suggests they are important to our industry partners. We would ask you to think about the challenges and how you might solve a specific problem related to these areas. The challenge areas are as follows:
- Operational technology
- Protecting SMEs and citizens
- Incident response for SMEs and citizens
- Industrial IoT encryption