Developing a clever thought you had during your studies to become part of the future of cybersecurity? Right from the first concept stages, our young entrepreneurs receive the support to turn their bright ideas into a profitable company.

Through the Innovation and Startup Center HIGHEST and the incubator StartUpSecure ATHENE, students and young researchers at TU Darmstadt find themselves in a great environment to startup a successful cybersecurity company.

On top of that, we at CYSEC offer our IT security startups a platform at some of our events, to present themselves to industry partners and others. Young entrepreneurs and students who are about to start up their own company also have the opportunity to participate once or twice a year in our free workshops on topics like marketing and financing.

You want to join one of our events as a guest or with your own booth to present your startup? Take a look at our event calendar to see current offerings and contact us if you are interested to collaborate!

Let's get in touch

Cybersecurity made in Darmstadt

The following cybersecurity start-ups are just a few of many success stories. They have one thing in common: Their roots in the excellent teaching and research at TU Darmstadt on the topics of IT security and privacy.


Core business area: analysis of company security in the field of cyber-crime and social engineering.


Core business area: scalability and privacy protection for transactions in blockchain networks by using off-chain protocols.

QuantiCor Security

Core business area: quantum-computer resistent cryptography and signature technologies for the use in IoT applications.

Founder's Stories