Startups invited to join forces with Kaspersky Lab to grow Cybersecurity opportunities
Kaspersky Lab has launched a new initiative – the Kaspersky Open Innovations Program – to foster collaboration with innovative tech-based startups, to help accelerate development and generate new business opportunities together. Growing businesses from all over the world, working on advanced projects on the periphery of cybersecurity will have access to the company’s channel partner ecosystem, along with its huge global client base and industry-leading expertise. By participating in the program, startups will be able to significantly expand their potential customer base by joining a globally recognized brand in the cybersecurity sector. Kaspersky Lab will also benefit from the collaborations by complementing its portfolio with innovative products and technologies to deliver faster and better solutions that meet its customers’ cybersecurity needs.
In order to join the program, candidates are invited to participate in a challenge put together by Kaspersky Lab and BIBA Venture Partners. This challenge is designed for those companies working on advanced projects at the edge of cybersecurity in the following areas: transportation, Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), anti-fraud and blockchain. Startups participating in the challenge will have to show how their products or technologies solve concrete cybersecurity use cases. During the selection process, experts will also assess a startup’s readiness to rapidly develop their business and their interest in collaborating with Kaspersky Lab to improve the global cybersecurity landscape.
The best projects will be chosen for technical integration with Kaspersky Lab products and become part of the company’s portfolio promoted all over the world. These startups will also receive technical and business mentoring and have access to Kaspersky Lab channel partners (including distributors and resellers), clients and prospects via the company’s sales and presales forces. They will also be able to collaborate with the R&D office and expand globally in every region where the company operates.