The London Office for Rapid Cybersecurity Advancement (LORCA) has launched a global open call for its fourth cohort of cyber scaleups, who will receive bespoke support to help them build in the UK and abroad.
Successful cohorts will also gain access to commercial and engineering experts through delivery partners Deloitte and the Centre for Secure Information Technologies (CSIT) at Queen’s University Belfast.
The deadline for applying is Monday 4 November 2019, with full details available at lorca.co.uk/apply.
LORCA is inviting applications based on three innovation themes after consulting with industry leaders from various sectors about their most pressing cyber challenges and the types of solutions they need from the market in the future.
The three cross-cutting themes (Connected Economy, Connected Everything and Connected Everyone) relate to the macro challenges faced by business and society as the world becomes more digitised and connected.
LORCA looking for a broad range of innovators who can solve real-world cyber challenges across a variety of business and societal contexts to apply.
Saj Huq, Programme Director, LORCA, said: “As technology increasingly impacts all aspects of business and society, it’s clear that a cybersecurity paradigm shift is needed. Now more than ever, we need to support the development of cutting-edge innovations across the board to help us lead safer digital lives, keep our infrastructure secure and protect our digital economy from complex and evolving cyber threats. Given its increasing significance within a world that is more connected by the day, cybersecurity has to be everywhere – and serve everyone.”