Annual Engagement & Impact Report
We are actively exploring emerging and disruptive technologies that demonstrate great potential for UK industry. Two current areas of exploration are blockchain and cyber security
Digital Catapult’s Cyber101 programme is part of DCMS funded activity to grow the UK’s cyber security industry and the capability of cyber security startups and scaleups.
This programme is linked to the Develop strand of the UK Government’s National Cyber Security Strategy, a series of activities that will be supported by £1.9 billion in public investment over five years. Established in 2017, Cyber101 has supported over 100 cyber security startups through 17 Business Skills Bootcamps held around the country, and is delivered in partnership with The Accelerator Network, CSIT and Inogesis.
Between them, these 100 organisations have raised investment totalling over £20 million and of the startups involved, every single one is still operational. The average revenue increase of each company is 300%, demonstrating the huge economic opportunity presented by the sector and business opportunity open to those with the skills to grasp it.
Existing and new future networks, artificial intelligence and immersive technologies depend on a strong foundation of secure systems. Cyber101 is creating a thriving and dynamic cyber security sector, encouraging growth and establishing new markets for cyber security companies.