The Centre for Defence Enterprise (CDE) (Part of DSTL) is holding a networking event for science and technology providers. Here, head of CDE, Andy Nicholson, will introduce CDE and give an overview of proof-of-concept research funding opportunities for innovative science and technology providers, followed by Bruce Hardie, Technology Manager, discussing how to create an effective proposal for CDE funding. In addition Military Advisers from the DSTL will give an overview of areas of innovative research ideas for CDE’s ongoing enduring challenge competition, and there is opportunity to book face-to-face meetings with CDE, DSTL and Military experts to discuss potential proposals. You’ll also have the opportunity to meet other potential bidders and current DSTL suppliers, as well as be able to see examples of successful CDE projects.
Midway through the day there will be a briefing on a new themed competition from CDE regarding “affordable space-based capability” – which seeks proof-of-concept research proposals for novel technologies that could lead to a step change in UK military space-based capability or substantially reduce the cost of the systems. This competition will fund exploratory studies and demonstrations to develop concepts and technologies required for delivering a UK space-based military capability.
Date: 18th November 2014
Location: London at De Vere Canary Wharf