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CLOSING THE GAP

What we do

We support entrepreneurs, startups and scaleups building emerging technologies.

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Deep dive into our innovation projects and accelerator programmes.

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Plexal is the innovation company solving society’s challenges through collaboration with government, startups and industry.

We’re closing the gap between organisations – small and large, local and global, private and public – and working towards a common goal: using science and technology to deliver national security and prosperity.

WHAT WE DO

We support entrepreneurs, startups and scaleups building emerging technologies and operate across multiple sectors including cyber, healthcare, intelligence and defence, government, public safety, financial services and telecoms.​

We are building the UK’s most connected cyber ecosystem.

Five key capabilities underpin our innovation services, including:

innovation strategy

STRATEGY

Helping clients to design, build and launch mechanisms and systems to innovate

innovation discovery

DISCOVERY

Helping clients to understand technology, market and policy trends and how to unlock value

innovation validation

VALIDATION

Proving capability through POCs, pilots, experiments, collaboration and venture build

innovation programmes

INNOVATION PROGRAMMES

Designing and delivering accelerators and incubators to support the growth of innovators

innovation ecosystem

ECOSYSTEM

Building and managing innovation ecosystems to unlock the power of collaboration

TRUSTED BY HM GOVERNMENT

We deliver projects for key government departments by closing the gap between the public and private sectors to unlock innovation, collaboration and intellect to achieve mission success.

We use a whole-of-society approach to solve challenges for partners including the Department for Science, Innovation and Technology, the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office and National Cyber Security Centre. Only by working together can we harness emerging technologies, protect society from threats and create prosperity.

The NCSC for Startups alumni of over 75 companies has collectively raised over £526m and created more than 1,700 jobs, while 72 cyber startups that have gone through Plexal’s LORCA accelerators with the then government department, DCMS have collectively raised over £300m and hired over 800 people.

CREATING STARTUP GROWTH

We believe innovation is always more effective when you collaborate, listen and partner, which is precisely what we’ve done with over 500 startups across our programmes since launch.

We understand that it’s not simple for startups to access government and global tech companies, nor is it straightforward for these large organisations to vet innovators and that’s where Plexal comes in. From our workspaces to our projects, a collaborative ecosystem must have a shared purpose.

Government and industry have challenges to solve and we’re experts in discovering the best startups to build solutions with. Because by accessing technologies to tackle problems and strengthen the UK’s resilience, we can also enhance the UK economy and create prosperity.

WHO WE WORK WITH

We’ve worked with some of the most influential government departments and global tech companies.

NCSC
Department for Science Innovation and Techonology
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FCDO
AWS
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WHERE WE WORK

Testimonials

Jonathan, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

Partner on UK Gulf Women in Cyber Security Fellowship

The Plexal team did a phenomenal job in designing and delivering an immersive visit to London for graduates of the UK Gulf Women in Cyber Security Fellowship in January 2023. Feedback from our Fellows has been glowing, especially on the opportunities for interactivity and experiencing the UK’s world-leading approach to fostering innovation – both in technology and ideas. Plexal embodies the UK’s ‘whole-of-society’ approach as set out in our National Cyber Strategy, bringing together innovators from all walks of life to pool brainpower for tackling some of the trickiest cyber challenges.

Headshot of Scott Tees.

Scott Tees,
Decode Cyber Solutions

Startup founder on Cyber Runway

From my perspective, I found it extremely beneficial to listen and learn from the experiences of individuals that have been through the various challenges and successes, which many of us face. The advice provided was excellent and the networking and connections made were invaluable.

Our Innovation Team

Saj Huq

Saj Huq

Chief Commercial Officer

Dave Rowley

Senior Director, Go-to-Market

Monika Radclyffe

Monika Radclyffe

Senior Director, Programmes

Russell Gundry

Senior Director, Clusters

Bruno Sussat

Bruno Sussat

Senior Director, Consulting

James Gayner

Director of Defence

Iain Wallace

Iain Wallace

Director of Partnerships and Alliances