We're inviting the UK’s technology innovators to develop solutions to our most pressing security challenges with Plexal, the NCSC and our partners. Apply now.
NCSC for Startups will help innovators develop products and technology with the government to solve challenges that are mission-critical to society and our economy.
The opportunity is a collaboration between the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) and Plexal.
Plexal is designing the programme with the NCSC and we’ll work with startups to help them develop their solutions, adapt their current technology to a new cyber challenge and pilot solutions.
We’ll be supported by our partners Deloitte, CyNam, which brings Cheltenham’s cyber community together, Cheltenham-based coworking space Hub8 and skills organisation QA.
NCSC for Startups will be split into three streams:
Startups will receive support to develop their early-stage solutions or prove a new concept that can solve a challenge.
Startups will receive support to adapt an existing technology or product to solve a challenge or create an entirely new solution.
Later-stage cybersecurity startups will receive support to pilot solutions in a real-world setting and iterate the solution together with the NCSC and Plexal.
NCSC for Startups is open to startups at all stages, from pre Series A and beyond.
And you don’t have to call yourself a cybersecurity company to get involved.
We’re inviting any startup with technology-led solutions that meet our challenge areas to apply.
We’ll work with you to adapt it to a new challenge related to cybersecurity.
James Lamb and Robert Kearney from our cyber innovation team are here if you have any questions about NCSC for Startups or your application
We’re building the UK’s most connected cybersecurity ecosystem.
Our cyber innovation team delivers LORCA: an innovation programme that’s supported 72 companies from five cohorts. Members have raised over £200m in investment, generated over £37m in revenue and won more than 1,200 contracts.
We also work directly with industry and the government to connect them with innovators and build solutions to their security challenges. Our community includes security leaders, cyber startups, policymakers, investors and enterprises across the UK and around the world.
Get involved by becoming a member, joining our investor network or bringing your challenge to us.