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Who will win the most important cybersecurity startup award in the DACH region?



And the winner is asvin!

Trust and security for the Internet-of-Things: Congratulations to asvin - the winner of the UP20@it-sa Award. The it-sa team and the co-initiators Digital Hub Cybersecurity and IT-Sicherheitscluster e.V congratulate the Startup from Stuttgart!
Nominated Startups UP20@it-sa Award

Here you find the videos of the nominated startups.

The company profiles of the nominated start-ups can be recognized by the blue "UP20@it-sa" notice on the respective profile. An overview of the nominees can be found here in the search.
The UP20@it-sa Award is presented by the Digital Hub Cybersecurity, the IT Security Cluster e.V. and it-sa

The Jury

Simon Hülsbömer, Senior Project Manager – magazine, COMPUTERWOCHE

"All good things come in threes. After two successful editions of the UP@it-sa-Award, we are finally moving to primetime. With the UP20@it-sa-Match-up now taking place on the first day of it-sa, I expect this outstanding initiative to gain even more traction, way beyond our start-up, investor and founder community. As in the previous year, we expect the entries and nominees to reflect the whole range of the DACH region’s IT-security and privacy startup ecosystem. Selecting the shortlist will become even more of a challenge, but we are ready for it. Let’s go!

Oliver Kuech

Oliver Küch, Director Marketing and PR/ Innovation Manager at Fraunhofer SIT

"To us at Fraunhofer SIT and especially us being part of the National Research Center for Applied Cybersecurity, strong startups and spin-offs really matter. We are Europe’s leading center for applied cybersecurity. We also see a high potential for German cyber startups to gain a leading position. Therefore, we are extremely pleased that the UP@it-sa award has established itself as the most prestigious cybersecurity award in the DACH region, providing a great glance into a growing innovation community. It sure is worthwhile to participate!"

Sandra Wiesbeck

Sandra Wiesbeck, Head of IT Security Cluster

"1.500 solutions to tackle Corona in only 48 hours, many of them digital – these are the results of the hackathon WirVsCorona, which the federal government of Germany launched at the end of March. These amazing figures speak for an outstanding will to innovate, but they also show the need for strong cybersecurity-solutions. The UP@it-sa-award has evolved to become the most prestigious award in the DACH region for cybersecurity startups. It provides a unique platform to show-case how security shapes and enables the future digital transformation of our society. As co-initiators and member of the consortium Founder Initiative Oberpfalz (DGO), we are very proud to support the awards again this year."

Alex Christophe

Alex Christophe, Sales Director IDEE

"Awards such as the UP@it-sa-award are a great opportunity for cybersecurity startups to gain awareness with customers and partners and add to their credibility. It is something we clearly benefited from after we were recognized as the DACH region’s best cybersecurity startup last year. Additionally, we are benefiting a lot from the award, which is providing coaching and training completely customized and tailored to our needs. Our tip for other startups: apply and use the platform! I am looking forward to be part of the jury in 2020. It is always exciting to be in the vanguard of innovation."

Media partner


Website: Computerwoche

Questions? Suggestions?

Contact for questions about the award:

Ute Richter, Managing Director Digital Hub Cybersecurity,
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Lena Kreß, Project Manager Digital Hub Cybersecurity,
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