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The London Cyber Innovation Centre

Plexal has been selected by the Government to host and run London’s leading Cyber Innovation Centre, with support from Deloitte and The Centre for Secure Information Technologies (CSIT). The centre will bring innovators, academics, government stakeholders and corporates together to address cyber security challenges and support the development and drive investment in new cyber security products, services and companies. Learn more below:

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What is the London Cyber Innovation Centre

The London Cyber Innovation Centre will focus on supporting later stage start-ups, enabling them to serve a corporate marketplace faster, source follow-on investment and scale their proposition. 

Who is involved in creating and developing the London Cyber Innovation Centre?

The London Cyber Innovation Centre will be run by Plexal and based in its Innovation Centre while supported by specialist partners Deloitte and CSIT.

Why is the London Cyber Innovation Centre being established?

Cyber security is a critical underpinning of a healthy digital economy and a huge economic opportunity for UK innovators to seize. As such, the UK Government’s National Cyber Security Strategy includes a commitment to deliver two innovation centres to drive the development of cutting-edge cyber products and dynamic new cyber companies.

When will the Centre be open for business? 

We will be opening for our first cohort and members in the summer of 2018.

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How can you get involved?


We have several different options for startups to get involved. We are running six-month cohort programmes for startups that are able to solve specific real-world cyber challenges. To learn more about the challenges and how to apply, sign up here.

Physical and viritual membership options are available for startups who wish to be part of the Centre, but independent from a structured cohort programme.

Corporations and large organisations: 

We are open to members who are seeking to solve cyber security challenges and are open to engaging with ambitious and well-qualified startups.

For members who wish to learn about our corporate membership options and how to contribute to our challenge lists, click here.

Investors and funders:

Investors who are looking for high-calbire, high-potential startups can engage through the Finance Forum. The Forum is open to a wide pool of sectors from angel investors, VCs, crowd funders and others to fund leading cyber startups.

If you are interested in being involved in our funding forum click here.

Cyber academics, innovation centres, startup clusters and research institutes: 

Collaboration with the UK and international research, academic and cyber innovation community is core to our remit. Organisations and institutes across the cyber security and innovation agenda are invited to partner with the Centre.

If you're interested in being involved, click here.

Cyber security professionals: 

We're keen to hear from professionals across the cyber security industry, so sign up to our newsletter and get in touch to find out more about what we’re working on and gain early access to our events and cohort information.

If you want to learn more click here

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Where is the Centre?

The Centre will be based at Plexal, a thriving innovation hub centre sitting inside the Here East tech cluster on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. You can see the map below:

Local terminals - Plexal

  • 1 hackney wick
    5 mins
  • 2 stratford intl
    8 mins
  • 3 stratford
    5 mins

London terminals - Plexal

  • liverpool Street
    12 mins
  • king's cross
    12 mins
  • london city airport
    20 mins
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