GCHQ Teams up with Manchester Science Partnerships
GCHQ teams up with Manchester Science Partnerships, tech security giant Cisco and business accelerator Wayra for a ground-breaking project.
10:16 18 January 2019
The first Manchester Engineering Accelerator, a ground-breaking initiative of GCHQ, Manchester Science Partnerships, tech security giant Cisco and business accelerator Wayra, will provide the brightest software engineering start-ups in the UK the support they need to flourish. They will be granted access to technological and security expertise from GCHQ, the National Cyber Security Centre and Telefónica so they will be able to expand their capability, improve ideas and devise cutting-edge products in areas including machine learning, automation and data engineering.
Wayra director Gary Stewart said: “Manchester has a vibrant tech community. The programme we are running in the city has a broader remit unlike the London cohort which looked specifically at cyber security.
“In Manchester we wanted to work with a diverse range of companies that are developing interesting technological solutions.
“The Manchester programme will take place over the course of three months and the start-ups will work closely with GCHQ and Wayra to unlock their potential.
“The goal is to help companies to identify technical possibilities of their solution as GCHQ have a lot of great technologists which the start-ups can get access to during the programme.