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Plexal boosts its global cybersecurity links with two international partnerships

Plexal, the innovation centre and workspace that’s delivering LORCA, has partnered with the Global Cyber Alliance (GCA), City of New York, and the New York Economic Development Corporation. The partnerships are designed to help cybersecurity companies scale internationally while also expanding Plexal (and LORCA’s) role as a major global cybersecurity cluster.

As a global, collaborative non-profit dedicated to reducing cyber risk, GCA has an extensive network of dedicated partners around the world and brings a wealth of cybersecurity expertise from government and the private sector to share with Plexal members and members of the LORCA cohort to help them shape their products into viable solutions that solve real-world cyber challenges.

And our partnership with the City of New York Mayor’s Office of the Chief Technology Officer and the New York Economic Development Corporation will see Plexal be the UK lead for the NYCx Cybersecurity Moonshot Challenge, with a focus on creating better cybersecurity solutions for SMEs. Plexal will both ensure UK innovators are well represented as challenge participants and also act as the primary UK landing pad for challenge winners. Plexal will provide consultation, demo opportunities and a base for winners to develop in the UK through free coworking space and support at Plexal’s hub at Here East, London. The partnership will establish strong connections between cyber innovators based in NYC and the UK, enabling sharing of knowledge and resources that is vital to solving cybersecurity challenges on a global scale.

Speaking about the partnerships, Andrew Roughan, Plexal’s managing director, said: “Sharing knowledge and being open to cooperation between global cyber innovators and industry is more important than ever. We’re looking forward to deepening our links with new global partners and acting as the UK landing pad and connector. These important partnerships with the New York Development Corporation and the Global Cyber Alliance will mean the emerging cyber stars we support can have even greater direct access to new markets and the networks they need to succeed.”