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IoT cyber challenge accelerator 2020

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2020 CENSIS cyber accelerator competition

In 2020, CENSIS offered Scottish-based companies or individuals a package of support to help them accelerate an IoT cyber security or resilience product or service into the market. The accelerator was open to:

  • Companies with innovative plans to move in to or grow their presence in IoT cyber security or resilience.
  • Individuals with strong ideas and concepts – possibly not yet trading, but with a well thought through idea for an IoT cyber security or resilience product or service.

There were no limits – were looking for ideas that can be applied to any sector or market.

Winning companies

  • Lupovis

    Lupovis, a spin-out from the University of Strathclyde, is creating a digital decoy-rich engagement environment that diverts and traps hackers after breaching an IoT system, without alerting them they have been identified.

  • Craft Prospect

    Space engineering company Craft Prospect is looking to create a safe way of exchanging cryptographic keys between IoT systems and the cloud, enabling secure communications channels to be set-up.

  • Beringar

    Proptech start-up Beringar will use the initiative to develop a secure device-to-cloud IoT platform for real-time monitoring of use patterns, workplace performance in commercial offices.


  • PolyDigi Tech

    Edinburgh-based fintech company PolyDigi Tech will create software that provides reassurance of data ownership and control of IoT devices.

  • Support available to the winning companies

    A tailor-make a support package included:

    • Up to 10 days’ support from CENSIS engineers over a maximum of six months (on non-consecutive days).
    • Business development support from CENSIS.
    • IP support workshop from Scintilla IP


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