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CDE Innovation Network event: 22 September 2016, London

The Centre for Defence Enterprise (CDE) held a networking event for science and technology providers in London on 22 September 2016.

Police exhibitors at CDE event.

The event took place at the Kia Oval in London.

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

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Technical experts from Dstl (the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory) provided specific information about the themed competition: ‘many drones make light work’. This competition has up to £1 million available for fully funded phase-1 projects.

View the presentation slides.

Technical experts from Dstl (the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory) provided specific information about the themed competition: ‘autonomy in hazardous scene assessment’. This competition has up to £1 million available for fully funded phase-1 projects.

View the presentation slides.

Bruce Hardie, CDE Technology Manager briefed on what CDE is all about, our funding opportunities and how to work with us.

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In addition, Bruce also talked about how to create a great CDE proposal for CDE funding.

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Attendees were able to book a face-to-face meeting with CDE and Dstl subject matter experts to discuss potential proposals to the ‘many drones make light work’ themed competition or the ‘autonomy in hazardous scene assessment’ 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
Oxfordshire
OX11 0QX

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Published 14 July 2016
Last updated 26 September 2016 + full page history
  1. Presentation slides now added.
  2. Event is full. You can still sign up for themed competition webinars.
  3. Face-to-face meetings for the enduring competition are now available to book once you've signed up to the main event.
  4. Updated to include the launch of the 'autonomy in hazardous scene assessment' themed competition.
  5. First published.