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CDE Innovation Network event: 24 June 2015, London

The Centre for Defence Enterprise (CDE) held a networking event for science and technology providers in London on 24 June 2015.

Mike Stone, Ministry of Defence Chief Digital and Information Officer

It took place in London at techUK, 9:30am to 4pm.

Audience at techUK

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

The Ministry of Defence’s Chief Digital Information Officer, Mike Stone, launched a themed competition for fully funded contracts (up to £250,000 available for phase 1) on open-source big data insight. View the presentation slides.

There is also a webinar for this competition on Friday 17 July 2015 1pm to 2pm online.

In addition, technical experts from the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) gave an overview of some areas where innovative research ideas are sought for CDE’s ongoing enduring challenge competition. Leo Borrett, Dstl Capability Adviser, talked about big data science and technology challenges within the countering terrorist networks programme at Dstl. View the presentation slides.

Audience viewing big data slide

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

Attendees were able to pre-book a face-to-face meeting with CDE, Dstl and military experts to discuss potential proposals to either the enduring challenge competition or the ‘open-source big data insight’ themed competitions.

There were opportunities to meet other potential bidders, current Dstl suppliers, CDE, Dstl and military experts.

Presentation slides are now available via the links above.

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 26 March 2015
Last updated 25 June 2015 + show all updates
  1. Links to presentation slides now added.
  2. Event has reached capacity. You can still add your details to the waitlist and there is a webinar for the 'open-source big data insight' competition on Friday 17 July.
  3. Speakers added.
  4. Venue location added.
  5. First published.