NCSC for Startups

NCSC For Startups

Delivering the NCSC mission to make the UK the safest place to live and work online 


Plexal is the innovation delivery partner for the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC)

The NCSC For Startups (formerly NCSC Cyber Accelerator) programme has seen over 75 startups successfully graduate and go on to garner impressive achievements, including raising over £526m in investment and creating more than 1700 jobs.

To further support this alumni group, we are currently not onboarding any new startups to the programme.

The 75+ startups in the alumni will continue to receive support from the NCSC they have been accustomed to with increased focus on growing these relationships and supporting their businesses to thrive.

Plexal’s proud to have played a part in the success of the NCSC For Startups programme to date. As the chosen partner to continue delivering support to the NCSC and the NSCS For Startups alumni community, we’re committed to the shared mission to increase our national resilience and making the UK the safest place to live and work online.




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Meet our most recent graduates to the alumni community

Cynalytica specialises in industrial control system (ICS), supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) and operational technology (OT) security. The business offers all-sources communication capture as well as advanced machine learning and AI-driven threat detection, protecting critical infrastructures with predictive cyber security and operation solutions.

Iothic provides technology to enable post-quantum secure, smart networks to function without reliance on third parties or single points of vulnerability, which presents higher productivity and asset utilisation from broader operational connectivity – at lower risk and lower cost.

Kuro is simplifying the cloud through software that helps organisations overcome numerous barriers to accessing cloud capabilities, which can often result in non-expert users finding the cloud confusing and inaccessible.

OrbiSky is working to transform business operations through development of next-generation encrypted data management technology, doing so with creation of an innovative edge data unit.

Salt Communications provides a secure mobile solution for sharing sensitive information. Organisations using its solution can accelerate decision making, increase productivity and drive efficiency.


Our innovation team are here if you have any questions about how to engage with the NCSC For Startups programme or community.

Meet the 70+ NCSC For Startups Alumni