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 interview
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Published 28 February 2017