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Spotlight on the Accelerator Enduring Challenge

The Defence and Security Accelerator recently launched the Enduring Challenge.

Accelerator Enduring Challenge

At the event Harriett Baldwin MP, Minister for Defence Procurement launched the Innovation Initiative’s £6 million Accelerator Enduring Challenge and invited suppliers with innovative ideas to apply to our fast-track route to research funding.

Harriett Baldwin interview

Accelerator advantage

Innovation Partner, Jim Pennycook, explained how the MOD’s new Defence and Security Accelerator selects the best ideas and supports and nurtures them through to exploitation.

Our aim is to help suppliers translate their research into products which we can ultimately use to keep the UK and its Armed Forces safe and secure.

Jim Pennycook interview

Defence and Security application

We asked our military advisers what they hope the Accelerator will bring to front line services and what they want the suppliers to keep in mind when developing their new product or service.

(Military Advisers interviewhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pv3pntJ6gVE

Find out more about the Enduring Challenge.

Published 28 February 2017