Cyber London’s accelerator delivers a 14-week programme during which entrepreneurial teams with innovative business ideas are provided access to professional training and guidance from an accomplished network of mentors and investors. At the end of the programme, the start-ups will pitch to potential investors and partners at an in-house ‘Demo Day’.

Sir Iain Lobban, Chairman of Cyber London’s Advisory Board and former Director of the British intelligence service GCHQ, said:

“It's fantastic that such a prestigious company is supporting Cyber London’s efforts to make the UK a global hub for the cyber security companies of tomorrow. This shows genuine leadership in a vital sector of the global economy.”

Richard Wilding, Director of New Ventures and Innovation at BAE Systems Applied Intelligence said:

“Involvement in partnerships such as this one are a great way for us to help support the brightest new minds in the cyber security industry, while at the same time giving us a chance to refresh our own thinking and processes. We see this as being part of our duty to protect the connected world and are looking forward to seeing fledgling cyber companies flourish.”

Alex van Someren of Amadeus Capital Partners, co-founder of Cyber London, said:

“It’s fantastic that BAE Systems Applied Intelligence has chosen to support the evolution of Cyber London in this way. They are serious about supporting UK and European cyber security innovation, and I’m confident the benefits will accrue both to the start-ups involved, and to their own organisation”.

Applications for the next Cyber London programme will open immediately at, with candidate start-ups and growth-stage companies from across Europe being encouraged to apply. Participants can include the very earliest stage teams, through to established companies seeking support as they accelerate development to reach new customers and markets. Entrepreneurs working on any technology with security applications and with the ambition to build a successful business are encouraged to apply.


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About BAE Systems
At BAE Systems, we provide some of the world’s most advanced, technology-led defence, aerospace and security solutions and employ a skilled workforce of some 83,400 people in over 40 countries. Working with customers and local partners, we develop, engineer, manufacture and support products and systems to deliver military capability, protect national security and people and keep critical information and infrastructure secure.

BAE Systems Applied Intelligence is a business division of BAE Systems that delivers solutions that help clients to protect and enhance their critical assets in the intelligence age. Our intelligent protection solutions combine large-scale data exploitation, ‘intelligence-grade’ security and complex services and solutions integration. We operate in four key domains of expertise: cyber security, financial crime, communications intelligence and digital transformation.

Leading enterprises and government departments use our solutions to protect and enhance their physical infrastructure, mission-critical systems, valuable intellectual property, corporate information, reputation and customer relationships, competitive advantage and financial success.

For further information about BAE Systems Applied Intelligence, please visit

About the Cyber London programme

The Cyber London accelerator & incubator space combines intensive collaboration, professional training and mentorship, drawing upon the expertise of seasoned entrepreneurs, academic cybersecurity researchers, government officials and senior executives of customer organisations.

Cyber London accepts applications from entrepreneurial teams with innovative business ideas in the broad field of information and communications, aka ‘cyber’, security.

Cyber London was established in January 2015. CyLon’s first programme concluded in July 2015, with six start-ups and two companies-in-residence pitching to a Demo Day audience of more than 120 investors, companies, and public sector bodies at the end of a 14 week curriculum.

Cyber London Advisory Board

To support the founders and programme management team, the Cyber London Advisory Board brings diverse expertise and helps to define the strategy and content of the programme. Its members currently include:

  • Sir Iain Lobban, former Director of GCHQ, is the Chair of the Advisory Board.
  • Eileen Burbidge OBE is an investing Partner in Venture Capital firm Passion Capital, and Chair of Tech City UK.
  • Jon Bradford, former MD of Techstars London, and advisor on entrepreneurship and business acceleration.

For further information, please contact:
Nick Haigh, BAE Systems
M: 07525 3909782

Symon Madry, Bite Communications
M: +44 (0) 777 884 3423

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BAE Systems plc
Tel: +44 (0) 1252 384719

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