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Cranfield University

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MK43 0AL

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Do you have an innovation which could benefit the Ministry of Defence? Do you want to know how to get involved with defence and security?

About this Event

The Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) is partnering with Cranfield University to hold an engagement day specifically aimed at small to medium-sized enterprises and academia.

The purpose of the event is to inform suppliers, especially those less familiar with the defence environment, about how they can engage and support the Defence Innovation ecosystem, whether through DASA or through the Front Line Commands innovation hubs.

Why attend?

You’ll get to hear about current funding opportunities, gain advice on accessing mentoring and finance and have a chance to question the Armed Forces’ innovation hubs in a panel discussion.

We hope you’ll go away from the day understanding how you can help UK defence and security, but more importantly, understand how we can support you – either through funding, guidance or support.

Workshops

You will have the opportunity of attending two of the three workshops taking place during the afternoon session. You will be asked to indicate your preference on the registration and where possible we will endeavor to assign your first and second preferences.

Workshop Overviews

Workshop A: Funding your Innovation and Business

  • Early stage businesses frequently fail because they cannot access the capital needed to grow. This workshop will look at the range of funding opportunities both within and outside of DASA to achieve that growth.

Workshop B: Optimising access to information around funding and opportunities

  • A discussion on how funding opportunities are currently shared across defence platforms. The workshop will primarily focus on finding out what works best for you, what doesn’t work so well and how you would want the information shared in the future.

Workshop C: Increasing the likelihood of MOD innovation exploitation through commercialisation

  • An opportunity for SMEs to understand and influence the work underway in MOD, and Industry Defence Supplier communities, to increase the likelihood of MOD investment in innovation, resulting in exploitable military capability.

Ticket Types

Delegate: A Micro, Small Medium Enterprise (SME)or Academic

Defence Innovation Hubs: a member of RIX, ARIEL, DARE, jHub or DE&S

Organiser: A member of DASA or Cranfield University organisation team

Please note

  • Registration closes Sunday 2 February 2020, at 6pm
  • Further event details will be sent in due course.
  • The information you provide will be retained by the Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) to contact you in regards to this event and any future DASA communications which may be relevant to you. Cranfield University will also have access to this information for this event. Please indicate on the registration if this is something you do not wish to do.
  • If the event is oversubscribed, DASA reserves the right to limit the number of spaces per organisation. By registering, you are agreeing to your email address being shared with other people who have registered from your organisation to co-ordinate attendance. Your details will not be shared with anyone else.

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United Kingdom

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