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

The WooCommerce plugin v2.7 is out!
You can also find it in the #WordPress Plugin Registry searching for “Nimiq”:… https://t.co/TIUjhKhkGY

20th June 2019

@defendo_it

Jetzt neu im Defendo-Blog: Unser Bericht zum Tag der #ITSicherheit von @saaris_ikt und @IHKSaarland:… https://t.co/melL3svMaG

19th June 2019

@aircloak

RT @LeaKissner: I wrote an article for @PrivacyPros about anonymization, de-identification, the differences between the two, and a few inte…

19th June 2019

@aircloak

RT @Gartner_IT: “Establish trust and resilience in privacy management to enable your enterprise to thrive in #digitalbusiness.” Final thoug…

19th June 2019

@nimiq

RT @WhalePanda: I honestly can’t wait for someone being unable to call an Uber/Lyft, listen to Spotify or even make calls or use data with…

18th June 2019

@nimiq

RT @Changehero_io: 140+ #NIM trading pairs and $NIM purchasing with the credit card are available on @Changehero_io for a month already! We…

18th June 2019

@nimiq

We are proud to announce that our Core Developer Pascal Berrang will be speaking at the 1st International Summer Sc… https://t.co/4Nr1VXqK3k

15th June 2019

@aircloak

This law review article by Noam Kolt, titled “Return on Data,” proposes an interesting new way of thinking of priva… https://t.co/eGhFqO6Q3t

15th June 2019

@nimiq

#Nimiq is browser-first and runs directly in your web browser without installation. However, if you want to use a n… https://t.co/NWn1JD84Wc

14th June 2019

@defendo_it

RT @defendo_it: Guter Auftakt von #LegalVision mit @edvgt und @JM_NRW. Sehr unterschiedliche Vorstellungen des digitalen Gerichtssaals. Von…

13th June 2019

@defendo_it

Guter Auftakt von #LegalVision mit @edvgt und @JM_NRW. Sehr unterschiedliche Vorstellungen des digitalen Gerichtssa… https://t.co/bysIOl923d

13th June 2019

@nimiq

With standards-compliant BIP44 private-key derivation, the new #Nimiq Keyguard now supports an infinite number of a… https://t.co/XP8XYs8B61

13th June 2019

@defendo_it

Auf dem Weg zur Auftaktveranstaltung der Projektgruppe #LegalVision von @edvgt und @JM_NRW für die saarländische… https://t.co/6cMOZDc4EW

13th June 2019

@nimiq

Nimiq is excited to announce a collaboration with @bidalihq. As an immediate outcome, this collaboration allows… https://t.co/mcKmM9hBuk

12th June 2019

@defendo_it

Unser Geschäftsführer @stefan_hessel hat dem #SR ein Interview zum Zugriff der #Strafverfolgung auf #Alexa & Co. ge… https://t.co/rkj5S5JAhi

12th June 2019

Contact

Lukas Bieringer

bieringer AT cispa.saarland
+49 681 302 71960
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.