The London Cyber Innovation Centre (LCIC) will boost the thriving East London digital cluster and spur the development of cutting-edge technology to protect the nation from growing cyber threats.
The £13.5 million centre, located in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, will not only help secure the UK’s position as a global leader in the growing cyber security sector, but estimates suggest it could create 2,000 UK jobs in cyber security.
The centre will act as a catalyst for startups and help the UK increase its slice of the global cyber security industry forecast to be worth £69 billion in 2018.
LCIC is being funded by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport as part of the Government’s five-year, £1.9 billion investment to keep the UK safe online.
The centre will offer a tailored programme of support to at least 72 companies over three years and is open to firms from across the UK. Other startups not on the programme will also be able to access the centre’s support and facilities.
This new centre in the Olympic Park will build on the site’s legacy of excellence and spark a wave of creativity to develop the cyber security technology of the future and help protect the nation’s industry.
B-Secur CEO, Alan Foreman, said:
"I am thrilled to hear about the creation of the London Cyber Innovation Centre. It will offer a great platform for start-ups in the cyber sector. Centres of this nature will be instrumental in the growth of cyber security innovators across the UK and I really look forward to getting involved in LCIC."More About Alan