This webinar consisted of an overview of the Centre for Defence Enterprise (CDE) presented by Amanda Kerry, Engagement Manager at CDE. You’ll find out about what CDE does and how you can access our funding competitions. There was a particular focus on the enduring competition, briefed by Bruce Hardie, Technology Manager at CDE. Guests were also able to ask questions after the presentation.
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 competition that addresses the most important problems in defence.