Position London as a global hub for cyber security innovation and adoption (the sister project to GCHQ in Cheltenham)
Design and deliver a national 3-year programme to support and scale 72 high-growth companies in the UK’s cyber security sector
Bring cyber security to the forefront of the digital economy ensuring UK businesses have a robust and secure digital infrastructure
Wrote the vision, strategy and business model
Oversaw brand development and helped select the first cohort
Designed a comprehensive accelerator programme for the incubated businesses
Drew in corporate members, professional services firms and engineering talent from the Centre for Secure Information Technology in Belfast
Facilitated partnerships between corporates and start-ups
Developed the engineering talent pool
Increased adoption of novel technology
Attracted financing from international sources
Through five accelerators in three years, LORCA has helped 72 cyber innovators raise over £200m in investment and earn over £37m in revenue. Now its turbocharging the growth of six graduates with LORCA Ignite: a new scaleup programme.
Achieving safe growth and investment for a cyber security hub
Overview As part of the UK’s National Cyber Security strategy, we designed and delivered the London Office for Rapid Cybersecurity Advancement. This was a 3 year scale-up accelerator programme for 72 high-potential companies with the objective of driving technology adoption and facilitating deal-making with large corporates.
About the Project
London Cyber Security Centre, a £13.5 million investment from DCMS to accelerate cyber security companies