The agenda for the Technology and Innovation Zone at Defence Procurement, Research, Technology & Exportability (DPRTE) 2020 has been revealed.
The event, taking place at Farnborough International Exhibition Centre on 1st April, will host a Technology and Innovation Zone – one of six event zones at the event – which will focus on the key role these themes play in the defence sector.
Delivered by the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl), industry and academia, the MOD’s vision is for science and technology (S&T) to play a central role in defence thinking and culture, directing and applying innovative research and thinking to meet the current and future strategic needs of defence and security.
To achieve this, the MOD must ‘mainstream’ S&T into its strategic policy and decision-making and continue to deliver sustainable and cutting-edge S&T for our Armed Forces.
The defence sector relies heavily on technology and innovation to develop new solutions to meet the challenges it is facing; however, bringing a new product or service to the market can be daunting if you don’t know how.
The Technology and Innovation Pavilion at DPRTE 2020 will provide attendees with the opportunity to meet with key organisations that can help and advise on potential funding options and bringing products and services to the market within a science and technology programme worth over £400 million a year.
Graham Farnsworth, Head of Intellectual Property Management at Dstl will get proceedings underway as he discusses intellectual property impact. He will be followed by Phil Blunden, DCPP Communications Manager at the MOD, who discusses the topic ‘Cyber Defence and Risk: Securing the Supply Chain’.
Andy Cunningham the Executive Director of innovation at the UK Defence Solutions Centre will talk about a collaborative approach to innovation.
Bringing things to a close will be Ian Campbell, Executive Chair at Innovative UK who will share his expertise on innovation in the defence sector.
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