10 Aug 2017

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The Midlands Engine Cyber initiative will be hosting a return trade delegation to Baltimore,

The Midlands Engine Cyber initiative will be hosting a return trade delegation to Baltimore, Maryland, to exhibit at the Cyber Maryland Conference in October and businesses are being invited join the delegation.

Over the last year Midlands Engine Cyber have successfully delivered an outward mission to Maryland, hosted an inward delegation and signed the Memorandum of Understanding between the two regions.

The trade mission, which takes place between the 9-13 October 2017, is designed to further showcase and sell the regions’ cyber innovation and technological capabilities, as well as encourage new businesses to benefit from the increasing opportunities of this high-growth market  by developing UK/US relationships.

The Midlands based delegates will take part in the prestigious CyberMaryland Conference 2017, with Maryland being recognised as a cyber-security leader both nationally and internationally with the world’s largest concentrations of cyber security companies, educational institutions and government agencies with a workforce of over 77,000 cyber security professionals.

The headquarters of the US National Security Agency is at Fort Meade and some of the world’s largest IT and cyber security firms are located in Maryland. In addition, there are five universities which are designated centres of excellence in cyber education,  a large research community leading a strong development environment for incubators and accelerators

Worcestershire Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) and the Marches LEP, in partnership with Department for International Trade and Herefordshire and Worcestershire Chamber of Commerce, are developing a programme over the next three years to create sustainability and add both trade and inward investment value for the region.

 

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Being part of Midlands Cyber has given us valuable connections within the Cyber community both in the UK and US, giving us valuable knowledge and connections to applications that we have utilised within our range of software products and services to our clients. It has also given us a platform to promote our business to the global stage.

Jennifer Long IceBlue

“Midlands Cyber is an ideal platform to collaborate with like-minded industry peers, share knowledge and raise awareness of our expertise within a network of regional businesses.”

Air-It

“Our location in the Midlands gives us reach to most of the UK in 2-3 hours by road/rail. This has allowed our business to remain and expand in one location, without having to establish satellite offices. The location also gives us easy access to Birmingham and Heathrow airports, which allows us to travel internationally to many global destinations.”

Borwell

“The Midlands is an important region for the majority of our target customer verticals that are relevant for us including Connected & Automated Vehicles, connected transport, Industry 4.0”   

CyberOwl

“Midlands Cyber has provided support to Data Solver as a start-up company; increasing our visibility and helping us to promote the solutions we offer. With the backing of Midlands Cyber, we will have the opportunity to network with other local exhibitors, whilst also making contact with potential new customers and partners visiting the team within the Midlands Cyber Engine Pavilion.” 

Data Solver

“Being part of Midlands Cyber is extremely advantageous. As a region the Midlands is ideally placed to become the main centre of excellence for UK businesses and Academia within the Cyber space.” 

METCloud