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CDE Innovation Network event: 9 September 2014, London

The Centre for Defence Enterprise (CDE) is holding a networking event for science and technology providers in London on 9 September 2014.

CDE Innovation Network
CDE Innovation Network event

It will take place in London at De Vere Canary Wharf, 9:30am to 4:00pm.

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

CDE will launch a themed competition for fully funded contracts (a total of £1 million available) on ‘automating cyber defence responses’. View the presentation slides.

In addition, Military Advisers and technical experts from Dstl (the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory) will give 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, will talk about how to create an effective proposal for CDE funding. View the presentation slides.

There will be a number of guest briefings:

Stephen Porteous from MOD, will brief on the new Cyber Security Model and there will be opportunities to discuss the model with him and provide your feedback. Stephen says:

“Under direction from the Secretary of State for Defence and the Defence Suppliers’ Forum, MOD will introduce the requirement for contractual compliance to a new cyber security framework, known as the Cyber Security Model, from next year.

The Cyber Security Model is being introduced to ensure that adequate levels of protection are applied to data and information generated from work placed through MOD contracts.

The model includes question sets which can be used to establish the maturity of a company’s approach to cyber security and we would like to give those attending the CDE Innovation Network event an early sight of these questions. The aim of this is to ensure they are understandable, meaningful and applicable to defence small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). This is a unique opportunity to influence government policy that will affect all of the defence supply chain in the near future, so please provide as much feedback as possible.” View the presentation slides.

Matt Lewis, CEO,Project4 Technologies Ltd - a successful SME’s perspective of working with CDE. View the presentation slides.

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) - Research and Development (R&D) tax relief reduces the cost of qualifying R&D expenditure by around 25% for an SME and 8% for a large company. Get guidance from HMRC on making your claim. View the presentation slides

You’ll be able to pre-book a face-to-face meeting with CDE, Dstl and military experts to discuss your potential proposal to either the enduring challenge competition or one of the themed competitions.

You’ll also have the opportunity to meet other potential bidders, current Dstl suppliers, CDE, Dstl and military experts, and see examples of successful CDE projects.

Presentation slides will be published after the event.

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

Please email for the quickest response.

Published 14 August 2014
Last updated 11 September 2014 + show all updates
  1. Presentation slides are now available.
  2. Registration for this event has now closed as we have reached capacity. You can sign up to the [waitlist](https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/cde-innovation-network-featuring-automating-cyber-defence-responses-themed-competition-registration-12287130137) until 12:30 pm on Friday 5 September 2014, and if a space becomes available, you'll be contacted with further instructions on how to register.
  3. New guest speaker added. Enduring challenge competition and themed competition meetings still available for booking on registration for the event. Book by 2 September 2014 to avoid disappointment!
  4. First published.