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CDE Innovation Network event: 21 October 2015, London

The Centre for Defence Enterprise (CDE) held a networking event for science and technology providers in London on 21 October 2015.

CDE presenting at Innovation Network event.

The event took place in London at the Grand Connaught Rooms.

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.

View the presentation slides from the morning session.

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

View the presentation slides from the afternoon session.

Attendees were 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 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 17 September 2015
Last updated 22 October 2015 + show all updates
  1. Presentation slides now added.
  2. First published.