In conversation with Dell Technologies UK at DTX

The Digital Transformation Expo (DTX) is the North of England’s biggest enterprise IT event. As the anchor of Manchester Tech Week 2023, this digital transformation expo focuses on how organisations can improve connectivity and implement cutting-edge enterprise technologies.  Dell Technologies, in collaboration with Intel, was invited to sponsor DTX, hosting a session entitled ‘Securing the future: Boosting your cyber […]

Space, the final frontier for cyber security?

Plexal, in collaboration with Security Lancaster (an umbrella of Lancaster University’s Cyber Security activities), recently hosted a Space / Cyber security event to explore the dual risks in both domains and how the sectors can collaborate to overcome emerging threats to the booming commercial space sector. It’s clear that cyber security challenges in the commercial space […]

Plexal and DSIT buckle up as co-pilots for Cyber Runway 3.0

We at Plexal are thrilled to have reinforced our partnership with the Department for Science, Innovation and Technology through the arrival of Cyber Runway 3.0. This aligns with our position as the innovation company solving society’s challenges through collaboration with government, startups and industry. Cyber Runway is supported by the Centre for Secure Information Technologies […]

Imagine, explore and share – turn your ideas into positive community impact

Are you a community-minded citizen or SME? Full of ideas? Keen on solving challenges? We’ve got just the opportunity to bring your thoughts to life and positively impact our planet in the process. As part of our North Yorkshire Cyber Security Network, we’re delivering hands-on support throughout March with a series of moments for people to […]

Point of view: 100 unicorns, insurtech and cybersecurity

By Ruby Motabhoy, innovation consultant, Plexal Tractable, a startup that uses AI to help insurance companies process claims quickly, recently become the UK’s 100th unicorn. It’s another indicator that the UK’s insurtech space is heating up. Three insurtech companies have been recognised as unicorns in the last three months (Tractable, Bought by Many and Zego). […]

LORCA members have broken the £150m investment milestone

When Plexal launched LORCA (which runs a cyber accelerator) in 2017, we were tasked by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport with raising £40m over three years. Today, we’re pleased to announce that LORCA members have raised £153m – 380% of the original target and 12 months ahead of schedule. This accounts for […]

The LORCA Report 2020

LORCA, the cyber programme Plexal is delivering, has released The LORCA Report 2020. The report takes the pulse of the UK’s growing cyber ecosystem and features research with Beauhurst along with insights from startups, scaleups, the government, academia and a cross-section of industry. Our findings include:   Cybersecurity startups are receiving record levels of investment, […]

Plexal’s partnered with cyber community Hub8

Plexal, which delivers the LORCA cybersecurity programme, has partnered with Hub8 – a purpose-built workspace dedicated to supporting Cheltenham’s flourishing cyber community. Plexal members, including the members of our cyber accelerator, will be able to work from Hub8 while Hub8’s members can do the same at Plexal, which will act as their London base. GCHQ, […]

LORCA graduate ThinkCyber wins Innovate UK competition

The government launched the Innovate UK Fast Start Competition in April to “fast-track the development of innovations borne out of the coronavirus crisis while supporting the UK’s next generation of cutting-edge start-ups”. And we’re proud to announce that ThinkCyber, a graduate of our cybersecurity accelerator’s first cohort, has been awarded grant money from the scheme. […]

The big reveal: meet LORCA’s third cohort (its most international yet)

LORCA, the cybersecurity programme Plexal’s innovation team is delivering for the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport, has just welcomed 15 scaleups to its third cohort. If you remember, we consulted with industry to understand what sort of cyber solutions they thought the market needed most, which helped LORCA create the focus areas for its […]