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The competition

A competition dedicated to Cyber Security

Since 2013, Brittany has become a centre of excellence in the field of cyber security. With solid research and development capabilities, this region of France boasts the presence of large industrial groups as well as high-quality training. With the presence of the army on its territory, Brittany has established itself as a leader in the field of cyber security in Europe.

Created by dedicated and committed men and women from Morbihan, the Cyber West Challenge competition is open to entrepreneurs, researchers, students in technology, and to owners of start-ups in the field of cyber defence and cyber security.

A committee of experts will analyse the applications and establish a preselection of successful candidates. Other experts will join this group.

A final jury composed of institutional actors, private partners, elected members, and financial partners will award the most innovating projects during the grand closing ceremony in December 2016.

It is a real opportunity for creation, innovation and growth!

  • CyberDéfense


  • Drones


  • Protection


The prizes

How are the prizes allocated?

The competition rewards four project winners who share an award of 300 000€ maximum.

Each project winner will also receive:

  • Free office space for the new company in the business incubator of either Lorient or Vannes, depending on the winners' choice;
  • Assistance by Lorient Technopole and VIPE Vannes;
  • A study trip to Great Britain to meet research companies and organisations working in the same field.

At Cyber West Challenge, each candidate is a winner.
Even if you do not win, your project can be included in other structures and assistance can be provided to carry out your project.


How to apply

If you have an innovative concept or process related to cyber security
then all you have to do is apply!

The Cyber West Challenge competition is open to entrepreneurs, researchers, students in technology, and to owners of start-ups in the field of cyber defence and cyber security.

The projects must be in line with all technical and non-technical measures in order to protect individuals and hardware and software (cyberspace) assets, connected directly or indirectly to a network, to states and to organisations, and whose goal is to ensure availability, integrity, authenticity and confidentiality.

The elements that will also be taken into consideration when judging each project include the scope of the project, the targeted market, the impact of the project in terms of the return on investment, the potential growth of the project, job creation, and the ambition of the business leaders.

Are you ready to put your ideas and projects into action?

You have until 30 September 2016 to submit your application which includes the registration form and other requested documents.

We are counting on you!

In order to receive the competition rules and the list of documents to be provided with the application, please fill in the form below:


The Cyber West Challenge would like to thank its partners for their support.
They have all provided valuable assistance, whether it be in providing financial support or sharing their know-how and skills.

Audélor Vipe
ACE ANSSI DiaTeam Thales Victanis UBS Crédit Agricole Saint Cyr Préfet du Morbihan Pirou PEC Caisse des Dépôts


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