The Kaspersky Innovation Hub is calling for all startup teams and individual projects that are developing solutions for cybersecurity to apply for their Open Innovation Program.
The Open Innovation Program is to bring together startups and collaborate with their innovative ideas.
The projects that the Innovation Hub deems to be the best tech-based initiatives will get an invite to take part in pilot projects where Kaspersky works side-by-side with the startups on product developments. This even has the possibility of global promotions.
These startups will also receive mentoring from the Kaspersky channel partners, as well as access to their clients and prospects.
Kaspersky Innovation Hub’s first round of global enrollment started in 2019. They received 258 applications from 49 countries around the world. A total of 4 out of the 12 final startups that presented their ideas on what is now known as Demo Day became the overall winners. The areas won over were Industrial Internet of Things, blockchain, transportation, and anti-fraud technology.
The candidates that apply this year are invited to open challenges. These will be put together by Kaspersky Innovation Hub and F6S. F6S is a leading corporate innovation platform all over the globe.
This comes as part of the Kaspersky drive to constantly improve their systems and meet their customer needs. They want to expand to all areas of protection in life, such as family, home, and privacy.
Applications are now open for the startups that have a legal entity, a product or prototype, and several finalized deals or ongoing pilot projects. With the help of F6S Corporate Innovation Analyst Insights Product, all the startups will be fully assessed.
F6S currently is the global leader for supporting innovation for 4,000 corporates. They are particularly fond of the bond that they have grown with Kaspersky as a core cybersecurity partner.
F6S is known for driving billions in growth and they are excited that they will be on the same team as Kaspersky and adding the best cybersecurity startups to their portfolio.