techUK, the leading voice for the UK technology industry, has announced the launch of its Cyber Connect Web Portal aimed at supporting cyber businesses and start-ups in the UK. Introduced by the business secretary Vince Cable, the portal will increase support for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and start-ups by delivering ten “key initiatives,” including small business representation and opportunities for collaboration, a cyber-business mapping project, and access to finance workshops.

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The government-funded programme will help to build an online community involved in the latest initiatives, opportunities and events in the cyber-sector. Andy Williams, previously Head of International Business at Titania, will lead Cyber Connect UK under the umbrella of techUK.

Williams said, “We’re delighted to be launching the Cyber Connect Web Portal, which will act as a one-stop-shop for news, events and business opportunities for cyber security start-ups and SMEs. The small business community is vital to developing new cyber innovation, and we look forward to helping these companies take advantage of the support provided by Cyber Connect.”

Along with the site, techUK is simultaneously launching a Cyber Connect Twitter handle to further boost the sense of community as well as create up-to-the-minute access to insights and news.

About techUK

techuktechUK represents the companies and technologies that are defining today the world that we will live in tomorrow.

More than 850 companies are members of techUK. Collectively they employ more than 500,000 people, about half of all tech sector jobs in the UK. These companies range from leading FTSE 100 companies to new innovative start-ups. The majority of our members are small and medium sized businesses.

techUK is the trading name for Information Technology Telecommunications and Electronics Association, a company limited by guarantee. Registered in England number 1200318.

The organization is committed to helping its members and the sector grow. It does this by helping members to expand market opportunities, improve operating performance, make informed decisions, and build stronger relationships.