In CYBERSEC HUB we believe that connecting means creating and that every network is more than the sum of its parts. That is why we launched this platform which brings together people from across boundaries. From the private to public sector, from the technical to political spectrum, we connect all those who want to forge a secure cyber future. CYBERSEC HUB builds on the synergy between stakeholders from the Małopolska Region in Poland, with the city of Krakow as its strategic center. Krakow is one of the largest start-up hubs in Europe with over two hundred ICT businesses, unparalleled investment opportunities, and access to talent, funding and the entire EU market. This unique environment is what attracts global IT companies to the area, many of whom have already moved their Research, Development and Security Operations Centres to Małopolska. Krakow also hosts the European Cybersecurity Forum – CYBERSEC, one of the main public policy conferences on cybersecurity.
The main goal of our platform is to harvest this accumulated technology, investment and research in order to boost innovations and create a new European “Cyber-Silicon Valley” in Krakow. In the coming years, we will engage stakeholders to establish a center of excellence in cybersecurity which offers a wide range of opportunities from educational offers, to research and investment possibilities, to innovative products. That is why CYBERSEC HUB already brings together academia and business, Polish and foreign companies, start-ups, as well as local authorities and NGOs. One of the initial project run by our platform is CYBERSEC ACCELERATOR which helps ICT and cybersecurity startups and SMEs from Małopolska to reach international markets. In the run-up to the project, an expert panel selected 7 of the most innovative businesses amongst the applicants. CYBERSEC ACCELERATOR has officially launched during the 2nd European Cybersecurity Forum CYBERSEC 2016, and it will not only train startups and SMEs’ teams but also connect them with mentors as well as potential customers and investors.
Read more about the project: www.cybersechub.eu