Routes for innovation in the Defence Market

20 April, 2023



20 April – 11.30 to 15.00

Ocean Business, Conference Room 344 / 32 at the NOC

The SUT is hosting a “Routes for innovation in the Defence Market” showcase at Ocean Business. You must pre-register to attend Ocean Business

This event will include a free networking buffet lunch.


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The event will showcase organisations that aid the development and exploitation of innovation and technology in the defence market. This includes government organisations that have funding available for innovative projects and organisations that collaborate with non-defence companies to develop capabilities that address defence requirements.

This showcase will present potential funding routes and access to the defence market. Hear from:

Defence and Security Accelerator –  The Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) finds and funds exploitable innovation for a safer future. DASA is part of the Ministry of Defence

DASA Case Study – A case study of how DASA has enabled innovation in the marine domain

NATO DIANA programme – NATO’s new innovation accelerator fund. The Fund will invest 1 billion euros in early-stage start-ups and other venture capital funds developing dual-use emerging technologies of priority to NATO

Plougshare – Ensuring UK government innovations deliver real prosperity to the economy, our society, people’s lives, and the environment

FutureLabs – An introduction to the Futures Lab service operated on behalf of the DE&S Future Capability Group.  Futures Lab helps solve our front line clients’ near-future challenges through the provision of impartial insights and decision support delivered by collaborative industry and academic teams

MOD Commercial Team – An overview from the MOD commercial team on how to contract with the MOD

Maritime Enterprise – The Maritime Enterprise consortium connects networks regionally and nationally, and collaborates on key maritime initiatives to support the maritime sector in its broadest sense.

Networking Lunch

Questions and answer sessions

Kindly sponsored by Forcys and Oceaneering