Research Cloud (R-Cloud) is Dstl’s marketplace for science and technology research.

About R-Cloud

R-Cloud provides a rapid and transparent means for industry and academia to access contracting opportunities with Dstl across our key capability areas. We welcome membership from UK and international research suppliers.

A broad selection of Dstl’s future research contracts will be advertised through R-Cloud. If you are a supplier of research, whether a sole trader, small to medium-sized enterprise, academic institute or large defence organisation, becoming an R-Cloud member will gain you access to a broad selection of Dstl’s future research contracts.

Joining R-Cloud

Suppliers can now apply to become R-Cloud members for any or all of the key capability areas at any time. You will need to meet the required technical and commercial metrics, and accept the R-Cloud standard terms and conditions.

All contracting opportunities placed using R-Cloud will be fundamental and applied research tasks covering Technical Readiness Levels (TRL’s) 1 – 6, where the intellectual property rights reside solely with the supplier, with Dstl and the Ministry of Defence (MOD) having full user rights.

In order to become an R-Cloud member, you will need to complete a membership application via the R-Cloud portal (Beta).

Access R-Cloud (Beta)

To access our R-Cloud portal, visit Note that this is a new service which is still under development.

Contact us

Dstl R-Cloud

Defence Science and Technology Laboratory
Porton Down
SP4 0JQ (Alternative postcode for some sat-nav systems: SP4 0JG)

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Published 2 July 2015
Last updated 18 January 2016 + show all updates
  1. Added link to R-Cloud portal (beta).

  2. First published.