Date: 16 July 2019
Venue: Three Counties Showground, Malvern (for full details visit www.3cdse.co.uk/3cdse-visit/
The Special Projects Programme Delivery Group is responsible for the procurement and in-service support of a range of equipment capabilities used primarily by Specialist Users and, will host an Industry Day on 16 July 2019.
Aim: To share the vision and future programme of work with the wide supplier base and allow for networking opportunities.
Background: This year the Special Projects Industry Day will form part of a wider Three Counties Defence and Security Expo (3CDSE) which is the region’s leading expo for the defence and security industry. This promotes business-to-business networking with key decision-makers and aims to share and amplify innovative thinking and ideas within the industry. Aimed at SME’s & Primes with a focus on innovation, R&D and Procurement, 3CDSE provides a forum for military, suppliers and security agencies to identify common interests, solutions & opportunities.
Format: The programme will include presentations from each of the team’s specialist portfolios and allow opportunity for smaller breakout sessions to facilitate more detailed discussions with MoD staff.
Innovation Challenge: In conjunction with the Joint Forces Command jHub a number of capability challenges will be issued to interested attendees in late 2018 inviting potential suppliers to provide proposals. These proposals may be taken forward to deliver prototypes for pilot by the user. The most successful pilots will be showcased at the 3 CDSE VIP Reception at Eastnor Castle (evening event) with the potential for prototypes to be taken forward and funded through the JFC Innovation Panel. Suppliers will bear all costs in preparing and submitting any proposals. No commitment is given by the MOD to place any contracts as a result of this ‘Innovation challenge’.
Applications: Details for registering for the event can be found at: www.3cdse.co.uk/special-projects-industry-day/
Security Clearance: Attendees must hold an extant National Security Clearance of Security Check (SC). Full details will be promulgated to individuals by email as soon as the security clearance details have been confirmed by National Security Vetting. Photographic ID will be required on the day to gain entry; For British Nationals (driving license or passport) and for Non-British Nationals (passport only).
Further Info: For more information regarding the wider 3CDSE event and to register your interest in the Innovation Challenge, please visit www.3cdse.co.uk.