DASA Innovation Partner Jim Pennycook opened the innovation network event by welcoming the delegates and gave an overview of the day which signposted the research funding opportunities for innovative science and technology providers in this themed competition.
FASS programme overview and keynote address
Tim Cook, Programme Manager for the Department for Transport (DfT) briefed the audience on the DfT FASS programme – the background, current projects currently being funded and future plans to address the barriers to innovation in aviation security.
Parliamentary under Secretary for the Department of Transport Baroness Sugg CBE gave the keynote presentation.
After coffee break, Tim Cook then gave the audience an overview of this competition and highlighted key points. James McDonald gave a science and technology perspective and Andy Price provided an airport perspective which brought the challenges to life.