Cyber Tech West – Launch Announcement

CyNam are excited at today’s announcement by CBI President, Brian McBride, regarding the launch of Cyber Tech West, a cluster that will bring together world-leading cyber and technology capability from across the West of England to drive economic growth, regional prosperity and better protect UK plc in the online sphere. 


As a key partner in Cyber Tech West, CyNam will work with CBI and regional stakeholders from across the public and private sectors to establish a cluster of both national and global significance, anchored in the West and underpinned by values of collaboration, innovation, and entrepreneurship. 



The Geography

This geography boasts a rich concentration of  anchor institutions, as well as a density of cyber expertise. The broader region is home to universities with world-leading expertise in cyber and related fields: University of Bristol, UWE, University of Gloucestershire, University of BathUniversity of Wolverhampton, University of Cardiff, University of OxfordDSTL MOD in Wiltshire and GCHQ / NCSC in Cheltenham, key government institutions, are based in the region with many primes and Tier 1s also having a strong presence, including Raytheon, BAE, NorthroGrumman, BT, CGI, Atkins, Sopra Steria, Deloitte, CACI, Roke, Airbus, Leonardo, and Qinetiq. 


The West is also home to a thriving Cyber Tech Start-up, Scale-up & SME community with over 75 companies actively growing in the region with
the NCSC for Start-ups program
supporting the growth and development of over 20 Cyber tech start-ups each year.



Building on initiatives already underway Cyber Tech West will deliver activity across 5 areas of focus

If you are a Cyber and Technology businesses and want to get involved to shape the initiatives, then please get in touch with us: 



CyNam MD, Rich Yorke says: “Since 2016 CyNam have been on a mission to grow the Cyber ecosystem by being the catalyst for cross sector collaboration, innovation, and skills development. 


We believe the conditions for long term, sustainable growth are in place with an extensive range of infrastructure and innovation assets, an amazing and growing talent pool, leading edge research & technological capability and investor engagement. Cyber Tech West aims build on this to activate greater innovation and investment. 



Cyber Tech West represents a clear opportunity to join up across the cyber, defence and national security communities to further establish the region and the wider UK as a global technology super-power and in doing so, drive meaningful economic growth that will engage and benefit the whole of society.