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Webinar: introduction to the Centre for Defence Enterprise May 2015

Access the recording from this webinar held on 19 May to find out about Centre for Defence Enterprise (CDE) research funding opportunities.


Recording now available. This link is accessible until 2 June 2015. You’ll need to sign in with your name, email and organisation details.

This webinar took place on Tuesday 19 May 2015 from 12:30pm to 1:30pm online.

This webinar will consist of a briefing from Jim Pennycook, Head of Operations at the Centre for Defence Enterprise (CDE), plus the opportunity for live Q&A. You’ll find out about what CDE does and how you can access our funding competitions.

CDE funds innovative research that could lead to a cost-effective capability advantage for UK armed forces and national security. We seek bids for funding from small companies, academia and anyone with an innovative idea that has a potential defence application. Our investments in science and technology research are high risk but with a high potential benefit.

CDE opens up defence and security challenges to the widest possible audience of providers, including those new to defence and small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). CDE also works with others, including the defence industry and investors, to help take the projects it funds to market.

We fund proof-of-concept research through regular themed competitions covering specific defence and security challenges, and the monthly enduring challenge competition that addresses the most important problems in defence.

Centre for Defence Enterprise

Building R103
Fermi Avenue

Harwell Oxford
OX11 0QX

Please email for the quickest response.

Published 26 March 2015
Last updated 22 May 2015 + show all updates
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