The Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) hosted its third annual supplier networking day at the Kassam Stadium in Oxford on Tuesday 1 July 2014, attended by around 400 suppliers from industry and academia.
The event aimed to communicate openly which aspects of Dstl’s work throughout 2014/15 are planned for delivery externally, so existing and potential suppliers could easily see how to become involved and work with Dstl.
There were also interactive workshop sessions hosted by:
Programme Director Nick Joad
Operations Director Jenni Henderson
Maritime Account Manager David Sherburn (on behalf of Account Director Chris Gibson)
New for 2014 was the opportunity for delegates to book 10-minute 1-to-1 sessions with a Dstl Director, which proved particularly popular.
Suppliers from across industry, academia and small and medium-sized enterprises were represented on the day; including those with whom Dstl already works in partnership, as well as those new to working with the Ministry of Defence (MOD).