Skolkovo Cybersecurity Challenge

Skolkovo Cybersecurity Challenge – is an international contest for innovation projects aimed at protecting the world from cyber threats.

Participation in our contest will allow you and your team to raise funding to implement your technology, leverage the recommendations of the leading industry experts, find partners and customers, and build a company that may take become an industry leader in the future.

  • New anti-fraud solutions
  • Development of new methods of systems analysis for vulnerability detection
  • Visualization of complex multidimensional arrays of incident data
  • User entity behavior analysis (UEBA)
  • IoT security and car security
  • Solutions to combat APT attack vectors in web and mobile applications
  • Digital copyright protection tools
  • New biometric and identification systems
  • Control systems life cycle management and incident reporting visualization systems
  • Honeypots
  • BI systems for security
  • Quantum cryptography and telecommunications
  • New IT security approaches and solutions
Special nominationsfrom partners
WHY PARTICIPATE We consider projects at all stages of development
Pilot project
Business launch
Existing business
All participants will be thoroughly reviewed by industry experts
Semi-finalists will deliver pitch presentations to the contest co-founders, the competent jury, and receive a reference
Monetary and other prizes from Skolkovo Foundation and the contest partners
1st place
5 000 000
2nd place
5 000 000
3rd place
5 000 000

The number of prizes may be increased to 5 prizes, RUB 5,000,000 each, by special decision of the jury

Provided that the Winner is awarded the status of Skolkovo Foundation member and undergoes the relevant procedures in accordance with the regulations of Skolkovo Foundation
In the 4 years of its existence, more than 350 solutions participated in the contest. The winners became industry leaders.
After using the grant obtained through the contest, the company became a leader in the Russian market and was selected to Ү-combinator, it raised USD 6,000,000 in investments, and was ranked among the Top 1,000 fastest-growing companies in the United States
The contest made it possible to develop a new product, Secure Bank. Upon completing the grant, the company entered into a contract to protect Remote banking channels with Sberbank.
The project, which became the largest vulnerabilities base, utilizes artificial intelligence technologies to search for new vulnerabilities
PayControl is a unified transaction authentication and confirmation platform. SafeTech's solutions are currently used by the customers of 60+ Russian banks
The company's product makes it possible to verify and authenticate digital photos and document scans. Currently, the technology is being actively implemented by Russian banks, with Oz Forensics' customers including Sberbank Insurance, PaySend, QIWI, etc.
30 November ’ 19
contest announcement
start of reception
15 March’ 20
the ending
receiving applications
20 March’ 20
29 May’ 20
competition finale
prize presentation
29 May’ 20
competition finale
prize presentation
Previous years' contest partners
Igor Lyapunov
Vice President of IT Security, Rostelecom
Sergei Sazhin
Head of IT Security Department, Russian Post
Alexei Kachalin
Deputy Head of Cyber Protection Center, Sberbank
Vartan Minasyan
Head of the Center for Investment and Innovation Projects, Kaspersky Lab
Alexander Tolstoy
PhD in Engineering Science, acting head of IT Security of Banking Systems Chair, MEPhI National Research Nuclear University
Natalya Kaspersky
CEO, InfoWatch Group of Companies
Vladimir Yeliseyev
Head of Research and Advanced Developments Center, JSC InfoTeCS
Andrei Kulpin
Head of IT Infrastructure protection Division, Norilsk Nickel
Pavel Volchkov
Head of Consulting Unit, IT Security Center, Jet Infosystems
Petr Khenkin
Project Manager, Information Research, Foundation for Advanced Research
Sergei Khodakov
Director of Operations, IT Cluster, Skolkovo Foundation
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