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CDE Innovation Network event: 10 February 2016, London

The Centre for Defence Enterprise (CDE) held a networking event for science and technology providers in London on 10 February 2016.


The event was kindly hosted by SynbiCITE.

Jim Pennycook, Head of Operations at CDE, introduced CDE and gave 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) provided specific information about the themed competition: synthetic biology for novel materials. This competition has up to £750,000 available for fully funded phase-1 projects.

View the presentation slides.

Attendees were able to book a face-to-face meeting with CDE and Dstl subject matter experts to discuss potential proposals to the ‘synthetic biology for novel materials’ themed competition.

There were networking opportunities with other potential bidders, current Dstl suppliers, CDE, Dstl and military experts.

About CDE

CDE funds novel, high-risk, high-potential-benefit research. We work 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.

CDE is part of Dstl.

Centre for Defence Enterprise

Building R103
Fermi Avenue

Harwell Oxford
OX11 0QX

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Published 25 November 2015
Last updated 11 February 2016 + show all updates
  1. Presentation slides now added.
  2. First published.