Cyber-Defence Campus launches Cyber Startup Challenge 2021

Bern, 25.06.2021 - The Cyber-Defence Campus of the DDPS starts a new Cyber Startup Challenge. With this year’s slogan “Strengthen your Information Sharing and Analysis Center (ISAC)”, innovative solutions in the area of cyber threat intelligence to protect critical infrastructures are being sought. The winning company can demonstrate its solution in a real environment of the DDPS. The registration deadline is 31 July 2021.

The Cyber-Defence (CYD) Campus of the Department of Defence, Civil Protection and Sport DDPS reacts to the growing number of cyber risks and is increasingly committed to protecting critical infrastructures. For this reason, another Cyber Startup Challenge will take place this year, following the success of the 2020 Challenge.

Innovative solutions to protect critical infrastructures

The goal of the Cyber Startup Challenge 2021 is to discover the startup technology landscape on the subject “Strengthen your Information Sharing and Analysis Center (ISAC)” and to submit concrete solutions to the DDPS. We are looking for startup companies with innovative technological solutions in cyber threat intelligence, focusing on protecting critical infrastructures.

Call for Cyber Startup Challenge 2021

Startups that want to respond to the call of this Cyber Startup Challenge 2021 can submit their proposed solutions by 31 July 2021. The three startups with the most innovative technological solutions will present their proposals in September at the 16th International Conference on Critical Information Infrastructures Security, the CRITIS 2021. A jury of experts from the DDPS will select the best solution at the conference. This startup company will receive an order for the integration of a proof of concept, in which the company can demonstrate its technological solution in a real environment of the DDPS.
Startup companies can find all necessary information on this year’s challenge at the link “Call for the Cyber Startup Challenge 2021”.

The Cyber-Defence Campus

The CYD Campus forms the link between the DDPS, industry and science in research, development and training for cyber defence. Its tasks include the early detection of rapid developments in the cyber area, the development and testing of cyber technologies as well as the training of cyber specialists.
It was founded at armasuisse Science and Technology in 2019 as part of the DDPS’s cyber defence action plan and contributes to the national strategy for the protection of Switzerland against cyber risks (NCS).

Address for enquiries

Kaj-Gunnar Sievert
Head of Communications armasuisse
+41 58 464 62 47



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