£13.5m cyber centre to be developed in London’s Olympic Park

A £13.5 million cyber innovation centre, located in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, will be built to develop advanced technology to fight online threats.

Estimates suggest it could also help create 2,000 UK jobs in cyber security and will see startups work with large firms to identify cyber security challenges critical to their businesses.

The new centre will be run by Plexal from its Here East headquarters, and will offer a programme of support to at least 72 companies over three years from across the UK. Other startups not on the programme will also be able to access the centre’s support and facilities.

Those chosen for the scheme will benefit from dedicated technical and engineering support from some of the world’s leading authorities on cyber security, state-of-the-art technology facilities and mentoring and professional business advice. They will also have access to an international network of cyber clusters to bring trade and investment opportunities on a global scale.

The centre is being funded by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport.

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