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

@aircloak

@mattturck @lisaxu92 @FirstMarkCap @mattturck & @lisaxu92 are you planning on adding privtech companies? @clemnt al… https://t.co/mypTss1Itz

23rd July 2019

@aircloak

RT @AnnCavoukian: I am now working directly with Waterfront Toronto, who are committed to de-identifying data at source, and then working w…

22nd July 2019

@nimiq

Vote for your favorite candidate to become a #Nimiq #community representative at https://t.co/QjdkMSqgBi
Stay tuned… https://t.co/EYLh2XPE6Y

21st July 2019

@CISPA

Congratulations to the @saarsec team consisting of @CISPA researchers, students and IT security enthusiasts. In the… https://t.co/B1jgFWYzfc

19th July 2019

CISPA

Herzlichen Glückwunsch an das saarsec Team 🦉💻bestehend aus CISPA-Forschern, Studenten und IT-Sicherheits-Enthusiasten. Beim CTF-Wettbewerb ENOWARS der Technische Universität Berlin waren sie besser als alle anderen. Das Team hat Sicherheitslücken schneller erkannt und beseitigt als die internationale Konkurrenz.
Bald messen Sie sich in 🇺🇸 mit den besten der 🌍.
Wir halten Euch auf dem Laufenden.

19th July 2019

@nimiq

Voting is officially open for the next community representatives on the Nimiq Community Funding Board!
You can vote… https://t.co/Wm1m0M5ZR3

19th July 2019

CISPA

18th July 2019

@defendo_it

Der wirksamste Schutz gegen Ransomware ist eine Backup-Strategie. Bei https://t.co/cp2THeRo8w helfen wir Unternehme… https://t.co/SBj5KojDW8

17th July 2019

@aircloak

RT @TedOnPrivacy: and this is why you don’t let product teams roll their own anonymization #pets19

17th July 2019

@aircloak

RT @fjab2: Interesting approach (the original product, not the B2B-version). I’d love to see more examples and also understand if people wo…

16th July 2019

@aircloak

RT @yvesalexandre: A large consortium of Belgian companies lead by @proximus are putting their data together for targeted advertising, incl…

16th July 2019

@aircloak

RT @aral: @mhsutton Anonymisation is hard. Most of what passes for anonymised data today is actually Anonymised ;)™

Anonymised ;)™ data is…

16th July 2019

CISPA

Heute bei uns zu Gast. Wir sind auf das Ergebnis gespannt.

15th July 2019

@nimiq

The latest #Nimiq #Community Project Funding meeting was held on June 14, 2019. Learn about all the updates includi… https://t.co/8nlaW6Nbot

12th July 2019

CISPA

Wir starten sportlich ins Wochenende und wünschen Euch eine schöne Zeit.

12th July 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.