Second Innovation Challenge Defence People Demo Day

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Victory Services Club

Seymour Street


W2 2HF

United Kingdom

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The Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) are hosting a Demonstration event for the Second Innovation Challenge Defence People competition. The purpose of the event is to showcase the developments made by suppliers in phase 1, encourage the forging of new relationships and collaboration with the possibility of creating innovative technology for Phase 2 of the competition and beyond. This event will bring together the current successful bidders of the competition and experts in people management, recruitment, retention and development within the challenge areas of this competition.

Who Should Attend?

  • Experts, developers and researchers linked to People management, recruitment, retention and development.
  • Companies with technologies that could offer potential solutions to this competition
  • Public sector organisations interested in the Competition challenge areas.

Why Attend?

  • Learn about the ‘Second Innovation Challenge Defence People’ competition
  • Form new collaborative partnerships
  • Identify new project opportunities
  • Understand the next phase of the competition


09:30 Attendees arrive, register and refreshments

10:00 Welcome, housekeeping, objectives of day

10:10 Key note speaker 1

10:30 Key note speaker 2

10:50 Exploitation Speaker

11:00 Supplier presentations

11:45 Refreshments

12:00 Supplier presentations

13:30 Lunch

14:00 Rotations of supplier stands

14:45 Q+A Open Forum

15:00 Phase 2 launch

15:15 Close

Background to ‘Second Innovation Challenge Defence People’

The MOD has a lot in common with other large and complex organisations. For example we deal with a common set of challenges when managing people and there are many similarities in how we think about leading, managing and using our people. When considering Defence as a business, many of the basics are the same in that we need to:

  • attract and recruit a workforce or services
  • train it to function
  • equip it appropriately
  • keep it motivated and sustained
  • maximise its role in achieving productivity (this means different things dependent on role)

We must also positively manage those who leave the Services to provide them with the best possible start in their future careers after they’ve left the MOD and to recognise that we may also have to call on their skills and experience in the future.

The MOD has adopted a ‘Whole Force Approach’, which means our workforce comprises a mix of regular and reserve military forces, MOD civilians and contractors. We aim to get the most cost effective balance between the various groups of staff involved in Defence activities.

This competition is looking to bring innovative thinking to current issues, to the benefit of those developing and working on our people challenges now.

The Defence People innovation challenge focuses on the following 5 themes which we consider offer the greatest scope for innovation and direct benefit to the management of people in the MOD:

Challenge 1 - recruitment

Challenge 2 - skills and training

Challenge 3 - retention

Challenge 4 - motivating the workforce

Challenge 5 - rehabilitation within the workforce


  • If you would like to attend please complete the registration form
  • Registration closes on 3rd May 2019 at 1700
  • Confirmation of attendance will be sent by 2nd May 2019 at 17:30
  • Please notify us as soon as possible if you can no longer attend the event so that we can offer your place to someone else

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Victory Services Club

Seymour Street


W2 2HF

United Kingdom

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