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CDE Innovation Network event: 18 November 2014, London

The Centre for Defence Enterprise (CDE) held a networking event for science and technology providers in London on 18 November 2014.

affordable space-based capability

It took place in London at De Vere Canary Wharf, with almost 150 people attending.

CDE Innovation Network

Head of CDE, Andy Nicholson, introduced CDE and give an overview of proof-of-concept research funding opportunities for innovative science and technology providers. View the presentation slides.

CDE launched a themed competition for fully funded contracts (a total of £1 million available) on ‘affordable space-based capability’. View the presentation slides.

In addition, Military Advisers and technical experts from Dstl (the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory) gave an overview of some areas where innovative research ideas are sought for CDE’s ongoing enduring challenge competition. View the presentation slides.

Bruce Hardie, CDE’s Technology Manager, talked about how to create an effective proposal for CDE funding. View the presentation slides.

There were a number of guest briefings:

Catherine Mealing Jones - UK Space Agency
Catherine Mealing Jones - UK Space Agency.
Satellite Applications Catapult exhibitors

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 24 September 2014
Last updated 19 November 2014 + show all updates
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