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

@defendo_it

Heute Abend ist unserer Geschäftsführer @der_mohikaner zum Thema #Uploadfilter im aktuellen Bericht des… https://t.co/logQyKW82D

25th March 2019

@nimiq

Coverage by @Utoday_en about #Nimiq
Learn more about #NimiqOASIS here: https://t.co/nC2VzHCbFO https://t.co/mtKHzTJHB8

25th March 2019

CISPA

25th March 2019

@CISPA

RT @SAARTEXT: .@CISPA-Leiter Backes skizziert Pläne: Wohnsiedlungen für CISPA-Mitarbeiter, besserer ÖPNV, Neuausrichtung der Bildungslandsc…

25th March 2019

@CISPA

RT @CasCremers: Interested in the theory and practice of future secure messaging applications? Join us on May 18 at the Workshop on Secure…

22nd March 2019

@nimiq

@figmadesign, a tool we use at #Nimiq everyday, is now using @rustlang for the rewrite of their multiplayer server… https://t.co/aMMMqWThiU

22nd March 2019

@CISPA

RT @CasCremers: Hope to see many of you and your students at the Tamarin Prover Tutorial on May 19 in Darmstadt, Germany #eurocrypt2019 #ta…

22nd March 2019

@nimiq

#Nimiq is sponsoring the BDLT#1, the 1st International Summer School on #Security & #Privacy for #Blockchains and D… https://t.co/8jflLIa3VZ

22nd March 2019

@defendo_it

Jetzt noch anmelden! https://t.co/cp2THeRo8w-Seminar zur IT-Sicherheit. Schützen Sie Ihr Unternehmen vor Hackern un… https://t.co/z5S293kmaC

21st March 2019

CISPA

+++ Mitarbeiter (W, M, D) gesucht +++

21st March 2019

@CISPA

RT @Der_GirlsDay: Heute ist #Frühlingsanfang! Und wisst Ihr, was das bedeutet? Noch 8 Mal Schlafen bis zum Girls’Day – Mädchen-Zukunftstag…

20th March 2019

@nimiq

The #Nimiq #FrontEnd Team is happy to announce that we have deployed our current state of all three apps (Safe, Acc… https://t.co/bTeVARd4fW

20th March 2019

@defendo_it

RT @stefan_hessel: Volle Zustimmung! Das war auch das Fazit unseren gestrigen Vortrag mit @defendo_it zum Politiker-Hack im vergangenen Jah…

19th March 2019

@nimiq

RT @pedrorechez: Happy to announce our first wave of sponsors for the 1st International Summer School on Security & Privacy for Blockchains…

19th March 2019

@CISPA

RT @christianrossow: Excited to have hosted @gannimo as part of our Distinguished Lecture Series at @CISPA. We had awesome f2f discussions…

18th March 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.