Working in partnership with technology merchant bank Restoration Partners, Lockheed Martin has created a Virtual Technology Cluster (VTC) that brings together industry, academia and the investment community.
Ken Olisa, OBE, chairman of Restoration Partners said:
“The fight for cybersecurity is an asynchronous one: small nimble groups pushing innovation in pursuit of destruction versus nation states, businesses and citizens seeking to go about their lawful business. Fortunately, the UK is home to a growing number of entrepreneurial innovators who are devoted to defeating the cybercriminals. The Virtual Technology Cluster is a pioneering initiative, nourishing those innovators and connecting them with Lockheed Martin’s supply chain so that solutions to the ever-present threat can be implemented at the fastest speed possible. Restoration Partners is delighted to work with Lockheed Martin on this important mission.”
Lockheed Martin UK is creating a virtual network of businesses to allow small UK-based companies, specialising in cyber-security expertise, to obtain support and investment for the development of new technologies and markets.
Lockheed Martin’s VTC will provide small, specialist businesses with access to a ready-made ecosystem of capital, professional services and suppliers relevant to their field. Through a multi-tiered arrangement, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) will have the ability to trade with larger companies and benefit from growth support as well as shared intelligence, experience and ideas.
The company is launching this new initiative to accelerate innovation, boost growth and allow innovative solutions created by the UK’s cyber-security technology developers to grow and mature in order to counter the increasing threat of cyber-attacks globally.
Lockheed Martin has long recognised the importance of cyber-technology and has invested significantly in developing capabilities to protect its global business and customers against potential threats.
If you believe your company has something to offer this new network please get in touch with Auriol Stevens, VTC Manager at Restoration Partners on 0207 096 1960 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Lockheed Martin UK, is the UK-based arm of Lockheed Martin Corporation, a global security and aerospace company. Lockheed Martin UK specialises in the development, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services. The company employs more than 3,000 people in the UK across 20 sites, working on a wide range of major programmes spanning the aerospace, defence and civil sectors.
Restoration Partners, is a boutique technology merchant bank with a wealth of experience, expertise and unique insight into the overlap between the technology industry and corporate finance. It has a strong track record in advising and supporting entrepreneurial led companies in the highly dynamic technology space.
Read the full press release here: Lockheed Martin Partners With UK Supply Chain to Counter Cyber-Security Threats