CDE themed competition: defence medical sciences

Further information on this Centre for Defence Enterprise (CDE) competition for £500,000 research funding.


Competition document: defence medical sciences

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Total funding available for this competition is £500,000.

Competition closes on Thursday 13 November 2014 at 5pm.


The success of military operations depends on providing high-quality medical care and support to service personnel. Medical systems must be suitable for the extreme demands of the modern battlefield to provide the interventions, treatments and support needed.

This CDE themed competition aims to identify new and innovative science and technology to enhance the level of medical care that the Ministry of Defence provides to its deployed armed forces. This competition aims to promote military resilience and preparedness through:

  1. Technologies for health surveillance. Predicting injury, infection or disease in a military population on operations helps maintain fighting ability. This challenge seeks to identify areas of physiology and biochemical pathways that, with new surveillance and analysis technology, can provide novel ways of assessing health and wellbeing.

  2. Advanced medical systems for field care. Post-Afghanistan, operational medicine will evolve. Future medical capability will rely on smart, innovative, less logistically intense ways of diagnosing and treating medical emergencies. This challenge seeks innovative technologies that can be used routinely by non-specialists in an operational setting to diagnose the cause and severity of injury or illness and assist in providing care.

View the presentation slides that were briefed at the event.

Technical team email:

Centre for Defence Enterprise

Building R103
Fermi Avenue

Harwell Oxford
OX11 0QX

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Published 1 July 2014
Last updated 3 September 2014 + show all updates
  1. Competition document is now available.

  2. Updated competition summary.

  3. First published.