Join the Cyber Startup Challenge 2021

The Cyber-Defence (CYD) Campus, armasisse Science, and Technology is looking for innovative technologies and explores the startup market by organizing a new Cyber Startup Challenge 2021, after the successful 2020 edition. Registrations are now open until August 25, 2021.

About the Cyber Startup Challenge

The goal of this challenge is to discover the startup technology landscape around the subject of “Boost your Information Sharing and Analysis Center (ISAC)” and to bring innovative technologies to the Federal Department of Defence, Civil Protection, and Sport (DDPS) with a focus on critical infrastructure protection.

Companies are encouraged to register. The best candidate will be selected through an internal selection and will be able to implement its solution.

For this challenge, three startup finalists will pitch their businesses during the Cyber Defence Conference held in conjunction with the 16th International Conference on Critical Information Infrastructures Security (CRITIS 2021) on September 28, 2021, in Lausanne.

A jury consisting of experts and stakeholders from the DDPS will choose one company as the finalist for the Startup Challenge. Finally, the selected startup is awarded a contract of up to CHF 100’000.- to integrate a Proof of Concept of its technology within the DDPS environment.

What they are looking for

Novel solutions to collectively secure the critical infrastructure supply chain. The ISACs continuously generate, share and consume early warnings, successful mitigation strategies, and lessons learned during the incident response process.

The technology should have a significant impact on the day-to-day operation of an ISAC. The solution will be integrated into the existing infrastructure.

Can your innovation help address one of the following three questions related to a cyber incident:

  • What did help to stop the threat?
  • If the threat was inside, how could we stop it?
  • How and why was the attack successful?

If yes, here’s your chance to learn more and bring your innovation to the Federal Department of Defence, Civil Protection and Sport (DDPS).