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CDE Innovation Network event: 9 July 2015, London

The Centre for Defence Enterprise (CDE) held a networking event for science and technology providers in London on 9 July 2015.

Networking hub at CDE event.

Presentation slides are now available to view below.

It took place in London at The Grand Connaught Rooms, 9:30am to 4pm.

Head of Operations, Jim Pennycook, introduced CDE and gave an overview of proof-of-concept research funding opportunities for innovative science and technology providers. View the presentation slides.

CDE launched themed competitions for fully funded contracts on:

Presenter for 'what's inside that building?' CDE competition.
Presenter talking about cyber CDE competition.

In addition, 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.

Attendees were also able to pre-book a face-to-face meeting with CDE, Dstl and military experts to discuss potential proposal to either the enduring challenge competition or one of the themed competitions.

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

Military Advisor viewing social media screen.
View of Meet Me Board.

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 25 March 2015
Last updated 13 July 2015 + show all updates
  1. Presentation slides are now available to view online.
  2. Change of venue
  3. First published.