CyLon Spark is an innovation and skills development programme that helps individuals take their first steps on their cyber innovation journey.
These programmes help the cyber-curious to roadtest their ideas, meet potential co-founders and collaborators, and provide a platform from which to launch a business or identify a new career path in security.
We typically run these in partnership with a local government, allowing us to tailor each programme to best suit the participants in the region.
How can I get involved?
We are currently running:
‘Cyber Runway: Launch‘, in partnership with DCMS, Plexal, Deloitte and CSIT.
‘Innovate Oman: Accelerate‘, in partnership with the FCDO, Plexal and Imperial.
To be kept up to date on when applications next open, or if you’d like to see a Spark in your region, please register your interest here.
— What have we delivered to date?
We have run over a dozen Spark programmes across the world to date, supporting over 200 aspiring entrepreneurs across Europe, Asia and the Middle East. These have included:
We ran several ‘HutZero’ programmes in partnership with the UK Government and Queen’s University, Belfast, and are now pleased to be delivering the early stage element of the new DCMS initiative, “Cyber Runway”.
We ran four ‘ICE71 Inspire’ programmes in partnership with Singapore’s Cyber Security Agency, Singtel, and the National University of Singapore.
Oman & Kuwait
We have run two programmes in Oman, which we delivered in partnership with the Omani Ministry of Technology and Communications and the UK’s Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, and in 2021 launched our first programme in Kuwait. Both programmes will run again in Q1 2021.
In 2020, we expanded our work in the APAC region, beginning to run programmes in South Korea in partnership with the Korean government.
“CyLon did a fantastic job in designing and implementing a bespoke programme which would best suit the participants from this region.
This has led to some really strong, tangible outcomes and the development of some really interesting technologies, which exceeded our initial expectations.”
Hamood Al Hamdan, Director, SAS For Entrepreneurship Centre, Ministry of Technology and Communications, Sultanate of Oman
HOW CAN I PARTICIPATE?
Please register your interest here if you would like to be notified when applications for our next programmes open.
If we haven’t run a Spark in your region before but you think you’d benefit from the programme, let us know!
We have a number of locations in the pipeline, and will keep you up to date on our expansion plans.
FIND OUT MORE
CyLon Spark programmes are designed to stimulate the creation of cyber security businesses and drive the development of cyber security skills.
If you would like to explore partnership opportunities to deliver a ‘Spark’ in your region, we’d be delighted to discuss this with you.
Please email [email protected] to learn more.