Future Growth Prospects for the UK Cyber Security Sector & The Role of Accelerators as Innovation Support Mechanisms

Vladlena Benson, Anitha Chinnaswamy, Nigel Walton

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It’s the purpose of this paper to analyse the current state of growth in the UK cyber security sector and the role of accelerators and incubators in facilitating the development of a healthy cyber ecosystem. The chapter analyses current growth figures relating to the industry followed by an explanation of how accelerators and incubators work. It then considers the problems of measuring the efficacy of high tech accelerators and the importance of ecosystem effects and other external variables and how they may cause regional growth disparities. This is followed by an overview of what drives innovation success in the US and Israel before considering the components that re likely to ensure a healthy and successful accelerator. This is followed by a set of recommendations relating to public policies going forward.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 6 Jun 2022


  • Cyber security
  • accelerators
  • incubators
  • innovation
  • ecosystems

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