Infosecurity Europe
20–22 June 2023
ExCeL London

Do you want to be crowned 
The Most Innovative Cyber SME 2023?

Does your cybersecurity business bring something truly innovative to the UK market? For the eighth year running, DSIT are looking for the most creative and original cyber security companies in the country, one of which will be crowned The UK’s Most Innovative Cyber SME 2023. 

TryHackMe was crowned the winner at the event in 2022 and joined an impressive list of past winners including CAPSLOCK (2021), Hack the Box (2019), KETS Quantum Security, Check Recipient (now trading as Tessian) (2017), Device Authority (2016) and Geolang (2015).

The winner, along with the 13 runners up, will be invited to join the Cyber Innovation Zone at Infosecurity Europe 2023 - Europe’s leading cyber security event, which will take place on June 20 to 22. They will also be offered an event exhibition package. Runners up will receive an event stand, two showcase speaking slots and a marketing package.

Infosecurity Europe is the most comprehensive cybersecurity exhibition in Europe. Your company will benefit from featuring in one of Europe's top events for the information security industry.

This competition is run collaboratively by DSIT and Infosecurity Europe, judged by a panel of cybersecurity experts.

To Enter

The deadline for entries is Friday 5pm, 31 March. The selected finalists will then be required to present an online pitch with a Q&A in May 2023.

  • Check the eligiblity criteria below.
  • Complete the competition entry form by Friday 31st March 2023.
  • Finalists will be required to present an online pitch with a Q&A in May 2023. Time to be confirmed. 

Finalists will be announced on 20 April 2023.

Full Winners' Benefits

The winner will be crowned The Most Innovative Cyber SME 2023 and be the flagship company at the 2023 Cyber Innovation Zone at Infosecurity Europe. 

  • The winner will receive a feature piece by Infosecurity Magazine to be conducted at the exhibition.
  • The top three companies will receive individual coverage on Cyber Exchange announcing the winners of the competition.
  • The winner and 13 runners up will receive a 3-by-1 metre shell-scheme stand. This will include spotlights, power socket, table & stools, literature rack, access to one-to-one meeting space and a lead scanner. Additional stand dressing may be purchased.
  • The winner will receive 3x speaking slots of 15 minutes each at the Cyber Innovation Showcase during the event. The 13 runners up will receive 2x speaking slots of 15 minutes each at the Cyber Innovation Showcase during the event.
  • Pre-event support. This will include a dedicated logo and company description at There will be a promotion of the 2x speaking slots, non-exclusive inclusion in pre-event marketing emails and inclusion in social media promotion. 

Eligibility criteria

The competition is open to:

  • Micro, small and medium business registered in the UK and are;
    • Principally a cyber security company and;
    • Be selling products or services originating substantially in the UK or adding significant value to a product or service originating outside of the UK and;
    • Have never previously participated in the Cyber Innovation Zone at Infosecurity Europe and;
    • Are not currently registered to exhibit at Infosecurity Europe 2023 in any other capacity.
    • All competition finalists and winners acknowledge that an administration fee of £290+VAT is payable by them to the event organisers in order to exhibit at the event and receive all winners’ benefits.
    • Please read the Full T&Cs before entering.

By clicking the button below you will be redirected to the entry form hosted by DSIT, and acknowledge you have read the T&Cs.