UK Government announces cybersecurity startup support scheme


January 26, 2016

The UK Government has announced a new scheme that seeks to help cyber security startups develop new technical solutions that will serve to protect the country from attacks.

Cyber security startups will receive advice and support through the ‘Early Stage Accelerator Programme’ to further develop their products and take them to market.

The £250,000 programme will be run in partnership by Cyber London and the Centre for Secure Information Technologies (CSIT) at Queen’s University Belfast.

Speaking at the joint UK/US Global Cyber Security Innovation Summit at the British Museum in London, John Whittingdale, Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, said: “The UK’s strong and growing digital economy is changing the way we live and work. As technologies continue to evolve there will be an increased demand for secure products and services, and this new programme will ensure the best ideas from our brightest minds can help keep the UK safe in cyberspace.”

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