Got a cyber idea that you’d like to bring to life? Respond to one of our challenges

Do you think you have a solution to a cyber security issue?

We work with businesses and the public sector to identify cybersecurity challenges that they face and put them out in Challenge Calls. You can then submit your ideas on solutions to these challenges and if we think your idea is a go-er, we create a start-up team around you through our 12-month Venture Programme. Doing it this way ensures any ideas will be tightly tailored to industry demand and attractive to private equity investors.

Submit your idea to a challenge callFor Businesses: Find our how you can set a challenge
We are looking for some key success indicators when evaluating challenge responses...

How to present your solution:

We are looking for clear articulation of the problem you are solving, a clear vision for proposed your solution, and the uniqueness or novelty of your solution.

You have the option of responding using the text form or uploading a short video that outlines your proposal. A set of guidance notes, the evaluation criteria and video transcripts are available at the bottom of this page.

  • Personal details (your personal details will not be shared with the evaluators)
  • Make a statement of the problem that your solution will solve
  • Give a clear description of the solution that you are proposing.
  • Provide a well-defined commercial justification for your solution
  • Do you own any rights and/or any Intellectual Property used in your proposal?

Supporting Documents

Guidance Videos:

We strongly advise you to watch the guidance videos below before completing the application form. These videos will help you understand what we are looking for and how to present your solution.

Challenge Overview

Video Transcript: The structure of the Cyber Innovation Hub (PDF)

The Problem Statement

Video Transcript: Problem Statement (PDF)

The Solution Statement

Video Transcript: Solution Statement (PDF)

Commercial Justification

Video Transcript: Commercial Justification (PDF)

Intellectual property

Video Transcript: Intellectual Property (PDF)

Start your journey

Find our more about our open challenges and submit your response today!

Challenge: Safeguarding Our Digital Future Challenge 2023

Got any questions?

Get in touch with us by emailing cyberinnovationhub@cardiff.ac.uk

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