CDE to host science and technology networking event.

October 1, 2015 Disruptive Innovation

CDE (Centre for Defence Enterprise) funds novel, high-risk, high-potential-benefit research and works with the broadest possible range of science and technology providers, including academia and small companies, to develop cost-effective capabilities for UK armed forces and national security.

The event will take place in London on 21st October 2015 between 9:30am to 4pm at the Grand Connaught Rooms.

Jim Pennycook, Head of Operations at CDE, will introduce CDE and give an overview of proof-of-concept research funding opportunities for innovative science and technology providers.

Technical experts from DSTL (the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory) and the UK Defence Solutions Centre (UKDSC) will provide specific information about the themed competition: autonomy and big data for defence. This competition has up to £2 million available for fully funded phase-1 projects.

In addition, Bruce Hardie, CDE’s Technology Manager, will talk about how to create an effective proposal for CDE funding and CDE’s enduring competition.

Attendees will be able to book a face-to-face meeting with CDE, UKDSC and subject matter experts to discuss potential proposals to the 4 challenges in the ‘autonomy and big data for defence’ themed competition.

There are networking opportunities with other potential bidders, current DSTL suppliers, CDE, DSTL and military experts.

Registration closes on Friday 16 October at 12:30pm.