Global EPIC relaunches Soft Landing Program for Cyber Innovators to Explore New Markets

18 mrt 2021
Auteur: HSD Foundation

Global EPIC, a worldwide collaboration between cybersecurity ecosystems, today relaunches its Soft Landing Program with 13 innovative ecosystems taking part. The program offers security companies and entrepreneurs a unique opportunity to ‘soft land’ for a trail period in the market of one of the participants. Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, this can now also be done digitally. Companies and entrepreneurs taking part in the Soft-Landing program will benefit from access to excellent resources and commercial opportunities, opportunities to be introduced to new partners and talented employees, practical guidance on how to do business in the local market, and so the opportunity to trial new international markets with low-risk.


For more information on the Soft-Landing Program, visit the softlanding page of Global EPIC.


The Soft-Landing Program is operated by the Global Ecosystem of Ecosystems Partnership in Innovation and Cybersecurity (Global EPIC). Here partners collaborate to co-create and adopt world-changing solutions to high-impact cybersecurity challenges, both current and emergent. 



Katie Stebbins, President of Global EPIC, commented: “The economy of data security is thriving around the world. Global EPIC shines a light on the opportunity for global economic growth through this industry – in local and regional economies. Through this process, it has also created a community of world leading practitioners who collaborate for individual and collective success.” 


Bert Feskens, Innovation Liaison at HSD, added: “Security risks don’t end at the border and therefore collaboration on a global scale is crucial. By connecting our ecosystems within Global EPIC, we can effectively help innovative cybersecurity companies to flourish and to grow both in their home ecosystem as in the host Global EPIC ecosystem. Economic benefits and security are two sides of the same coin here.”



In a series of webinars, the participating ecosystems present the opportunities they offer. The first webinar will take place on April 15th. HSD and the Canadian Institute for Cybersecurity will present what their ecosystems have to offer to foreign cybersecurity companies and entrepreneurs. Are you interested in learning more about what they have to offer? Register for the webinar. 



The participating ecosystems that offer a ‘soft-landing’ place in their ecosystem are:  


The Centre for Secure Information Technologies (CSIT), UK
HSD, Netherlands
ITRI, Taiwan
LSEC, Belgium
Polish Cybersecurity Cluster, Poland
Basque Cybersecurity Centre, Spain
Cyber Wales, UK
City of Surrey, Canada
GCR, Canada

Cyber Ireland, Ireland

Bwtech@UMBC>, USA

Canadian Institute for Cybersecurity, Canada

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