GCHQ's Manchester Tech Hub
GCHQ Innovation Co-Lab launched to support companies using data to keep people safe.
09:20 26 June 2020
GCHQ's Manchester tech hub has launched a mentorship scheme in partner with The Landing and global tech accelerator UP Ventures to support companies using data to keep people safe.
Run by the government intelligence's agency's office at Heron House on Albert Square, the 12-week programme provides courses from cyber and security agency experts to help companies improve their products using artificial intelligence, data science and machine learning.
Gav Smith, GCHQ's director general for technology, said: "As we increasingly live more of our lives online there is a growing risk data can be manipulated to commit crimes and take advantage of the most vulnerable members of our society.
"With GCHQ's mentorship and support these businesses will have the potential to use the latest technology to improve people's safety online.
"We are excited to be supporting the thriving technology ecosystem in Greater Manchester, connecting ingenious entrepreneurs and creative technologists with the mission of GCHQ to help tackle some of our hardest challenges."