INTELLIGENCE, security and cyber agency GCHQ has announced it will mentor 10 tech start-ups using AI, data science and machine-learning to help keep people safe.
Glasgow-based Bellrock Technology is the only Scottish company to be selected.
The start-ups will have unique access to GCHQ technologists and industry experts to improve their products, receive business mentoring. They will then have the chance to showcase their products to a panel made up of industry leaders and investors at the end of the 12-week scheme.
Adam Brown, Bellrock Technology chief executive, said: “I and everyone at Bellrock Technology are delighted to be the only Scottish company invited to take part in the GCHQ Innovation Co-Lab. It is an incredible opportunity for us.
“Our selection is a huge boost to Bellrock Technology and a vote of confidence for the unique approach the company offers in delivering data analytics through our Lumen software.”
A GCHQ spokesperson said: “We’re pioneering a new kind of security for an ever more complex world and businesses can play their part in helping to keep the UK safe.
“This 12-week programme will give these companies, using cutting edge tech, unique access to GCHQ technologists to help hone their products – from helping to prevent the spread of fake news to countering people trafficking.”