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) and the UK Defence Solutions Centre (UKDSC) provided 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.
There were networking opportunities with other potential bidders, current Dstl suppliers, CDE, Dstl and military experts.
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.