The Centre for Defence Enterprise (CDE) showcased some of the best research ideas it’s funded at a Marketplace event in London on 6 September 2016.
The Centre for Defence Enterprise (CDE), part of MOD’s Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl), held a Marketplace event in London on 6 September 2016.
The aim of the Marketplace is to showcase innovations from our funding competitions to potential investors, from the defence market and wider, to increase the likelihood of exploitation.
The day included keynote presentations, 5-minute pitch sessions from our exhibitors to give you a taster of what they’ve done, and exhibition areas to showcase innovative projects, network and build new relationships.
The companies who exhibited for CDE are listed below, along with the innovative project title and link to a case study.
CDE enduring and themed competitions
|Fluid Mechanics Ltd (SME)||Reducing power and improving safety for cooling applications|
|University of Glasgow (academia)||Improving efficiency and stability of diamond semiconductors|
|Crypta Labs (SME)||Quantum random number generator microchip for secure communications|
|Newcastle University (academia)||Battlefield cell-based therapy|
|RJD Technology Ltd (SME)||Dynamic cyber situational awareness tool|
Autonomy and big data for defence competition
We’ve held 2 similar events in the last year and 100% of our exhibitors said that they found the events useful and made new connections and attendees found out about useful capabilities from innovative SMEs and academia that fitted with their programmes. The events have attracted over 100 potential investors, and also press interest for exhibitors.
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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Published: 10 August 2016
Updated: 9 September 2016
- Pitch presentation slides are now available.
- First published.