FUSION - From research to market

Fusion conflates trailblazing technological approaches with the most pressing cybersecurity challenges that society and economy face in the age of digitalization. The project is sponsored by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research.

What we do

In close cooperation with its partners, Fusion aims at fostering entrepreneurial initiatives within the encompassing spectrum of privacy and cybersecurity as a transversal issue in science, society and economy. Startups and tinkerers are provided with optimal preconditions at the melting pot of academia and marketable solutions. Fusion builds a strong network for cybersecurity within the greater region and beyond.

Raise Awareness

Fusion aims at confronting market-oriented students, researchers and alumni with applied solutions. Therefore, reports and information on recent market developments are provided and challenges in technical implementations are discussed. Along with entrepreneurial and industrial experts as well as the Helmholtz Association, a fertile breeding ground for perceiving and exchanging business opportunities is created. 

Encourage Tinkering

Through entrepreneurial education, team formation and project-based coaching by internal and external experts, qualitative evolvement of ideas is assured. Novel approaches are taken at the initial stage of solution development. Feedback at the individual level includes input from tech-side by world class researchers at CISPA and business-side by Fusion partners.

Promote Projects

Once the possible realization of emerging ideas has been proven, Fusion promotes the development of marketable products. Teams are supported in business development as well as in terms of useful tools and methods in product development. Through contacts to entrepreneurs at various stages within the founding process, operational challenges can be mastered.

Support Growth

An upscaling of evolved business models is facilitated by optional access to industrial network and finance partners. In addition, Fusion provides advice regarding subsidy programs, legal conditions, regulatory trends and sales. Together with its partners from entrepreneurship and industry, startups are supported by international market entry and proposed to participate at pitch events with varying scope.

Fusion supports project teams within the master’s program in Entrepreneurial Cybersecurity at Saarland University. The program teaches advanced techniques and state-of-the-art research in cybersecurity and enables students to apply and put this knowledge into practice by developing a cybersecurity project, write a proof of concept, and develop a market-ready product.

Events

Find out more about upcoming events of Fusion and CISPA.

Startups

News

@nimiq

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10th December 2018

@aircloak

Tremendously informative and interesting German #podcast about the future of #privacy by @netzpolitik One request b… https://t.co/ymNG15dSpl

10th December 2018

@nimiq

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9th December 2018

@nimiq

Nimiq-branded @LedgerHQ #NanoS clips are now available at https://t.co/zXQrq1I3Du.
Style your #hardwarewallet and s… https://t.co/ISKXJhGt8q

7th December 2018

@nimiq

#Nimiq Safe under #UIUXDesign revamp.
If you liked it before you are probably going to love this second iteration!

7th December 2018

@nimiq

Catch up on the current #Nimiq #Hackathon and hear about first steps towards Nimiq 2.0 in the latest #VLOG:… https://t.co/4znA0dmvyP

6th December 2018

@cispafusion

#CyberSecurity by @CyberPerseus and @Neodigital_AG from #Saarland received an #SZLeuchtturm Award, cheers! https://t.co/m1a7q6ITEr

6th December 2018

@nimiq

#Nimiq Core v1.4.1 has been released!
– New dedicated npm package for Nimiq browser apps
– Improved mining performa… https://t.co/5IbMH6mHoB

5th December 2018

@defendo_it

RT @CISPA: Cybersecurity + Start-up = Entrepreneurial Cybersecurity at @Saar_Uni. Join our Master’s Course in summer term 2019 and apply no…

5th December 2018

@CISPA

Cybersecurity + Start-up = Entrepreneurial Cybersecurity at @Saar_Uni. Join our Master’s Course in summer term 2019… https://t.co/RdNnnnNYdj

5th December 2018

@aircloak

Thanks again @TechDataDE for hosting the TD Innovation Days with @IBM! Be sure to check out our talk about Data Ano… https://t.co/9oVd1LeAMV

5th December 2018

@defendo_it

“Um sich vor Emotet-Infektionen zu schützen muss man auf eine Kombination von Awareness bei den Mitarbeitern und te… https://t.co/1ANQrrIzif

5th December 2018

@CISPA

RT @cispafusion: Yesterday, we had an interesting discussion with @AnkeRehlinger about how #CyberSecurity made in Germany could become a bl…

5th December 2018

@defendo_it

RT @cispafusion: Yesterday, we had an interesting discussion with @AnkeRehlinger about how #CyberSecurity made in Germany could become a bl…

5th December 2018

@cispafusion

Yesterday, we had an interesting discussion with @AnkeRehlinger about how #CyberSecurity made in Germany could beco… https://t.co/sIj5SB4GdI

5th December 2018

Contact

Lukas Bieringer

Head of Technology Transfer and Entrepreneurship


bieringer AT cispa.saarland
+49 681 302 71960
CISPA – Room 1.03

Ralf Jung

Business Development Manager


jung AT cispa.saarland
+49 681 302 71948
CISPA – Room 1.03

Max Chodura

Business Development Manager


chodura AT cispa.saarland
+49 681 302 70969
CISPA – Room 1.03

Advisory Board

Sven Weizenegger

Co-Founder at Perseus. Former Senior Vice President Security at Kreditech. Spokesman of Cyber Sec at German Startups Association.

Dr. Mathias Bauer

Founder at KIANA Systems. Co-Head of Advanced Analytics at KPMG. Holds a PhD and Master of Science in Computer Science from Saarland University.  Research Fellow at German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence.

Philipp von Styp-Rekowsky

Founder at Nimiq.
Holds a Bachelor of Science from German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence and a Master of Science from Max Planck Institute for Computer Science.