The SW RDSC launched on 4 November  2020.

“Driving the contribution regional Defence and Security makes to UK Prosperity.”

The South West Regional Defence & Security Cluster (SW RDSC) will be the first pan-Defence & Security (D&S) cluster in the UK. It forms a collaboration led by industry and academia with the support of government and its ministerial departments such as the MOD and its innovation directorate, the Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA).

The cluster seeks to aggregate and raise the profile of regional D&S capability to stimulate greater sector knowledge, business, economic growth and productivity across the South West region (Corwall & IoS, Devon, Somerset & Dorset).

The Regional D&S Cluster aims to apply a ‘Team UK’ approach to enable more joined up working between industry, academia and government, providing an efficient and accessible route to industry curation and the region’s D&S value chain.