The Centre for Defence Enterprise (CDE) will showcase some of the best research ideas it’s funded at a Marketplace event in London on 27 April 2016.
The Centre for Defence Enterprise (CDE), part of MOD’s Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) is holding a Marketplace event in London on 27 April 2016.
The aim of the Marketplace is to showcase innovations from some of our funding competitions to potential investors, from the defence market and wider, to increase the likelihood of exploitation.
Attendance at this event is by invite only to potential investors from the defence industry and other areas, plus wider government.
This Marketplace will feature the winners of our persistent surveillance from the air, and agile immersive mission training competitions with the UK Defence Solutions Centre, plus additional successful projects from other CDE funding competitions.
The day will include keynote presentations, 5-minute pitch sessions for our exhibitors giving a taster of what they’ve done, and exhibition areas to showcase innovative projects, network and build new relationships.
The companies exhibiting for CDE are listed below along with the innovative project title, click on the project title to view the case study.
CDE enduring and themed competitions
Agile, immersive mission training competition
|Organisation and type||Project|
|Transmedia Storyteller Ltd (SME)||Reducing time to reach mission readiness|
|Newman and Spurr Consultancy Ltd (SME)||Helping instructors with improved immersive training system|
|Muretex Ltd (SME)||Improving training effectiveness with Google Glass|
|BMT Defence Services (SME)||Closing the training loop with the novel use of learning data|
|Inzpire Ltd (SME)||A graphically hosted objective training solution|
|Minerva Simulation Ltd (SME)||Using simulation for better Armoured Fighting Vehicle training|
|Plextek Ltd (SME)||
Identifying strengths and weaknesses with virtual-reality skills tests
Agile training for explosive ordnance search teams
|Close Air Solutions (SME)||Training soldiers using an augmented-reality environment|
Adding wearable technologies into simulation experiences
Simulation technology for social-media training
Persistent surveillance from the air competition
|Organisation and type||Project|
|Glyndwr Innovations Ltd (SME)||Ultra-lightweight optical system for aerial ground imaging|
|Amethyst Research Ltd (SME)||New infrared sensing capabilities for persistent surveillance|
|University of Strathclyde (academia)||Saving power and frequency requirements with new radar communication framework|
|University of Birmingham (academia)||Persistent surveillance from the air with novel radar system|
|Plextek Ltd (SME)||Detecting radio-frequency emissions more accurately|
|Roke Manor Research Ltd (large)||Communications from high-altitude unmanned air systems|
|Selex ES Ltd (large)||Developing lightweight wide-area infrared surveillance|
Small sensors for high-resolution imaging and video
Laser radar system for high-resolution 3D imaging
We had a similar event last year and 100% of our exhibitors said that they found the event useful and made new connections, and attendees found out about useful capabilities from innovative SMEs and academia that fitted with their programmes. The event was attended by over 100 potential investors.
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.
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