About the Cluster and its purpose
The SWRDSC is the first pan-Defence and Security 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, and 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. It will attract businesses of all scales with an interest in D&S to deliver new sector and cross-sector capability. It 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.
NEWS & EVENTS
Join the SWRDSC on Wednesday 15th June to hear presentations from Thales and DASA on SME subject matter and Project DIANA. Date: 15th June 2022 | 10 00 - 12 00 Location: Online | Microsoft Teams The SWRDSC session will be joined by the Director of Research Technology...
Join the South West Defence & Security Cluster for the launch of the Cyber SIG chaired by Chloe Rowland from the University of Plymouth. Date: 12 May Thursday 11 00 - 12 30 Location: Online | Microsoft Teams Join the Cluster for the inaugural Cyber...
Join this SWRDSC Member Briefing event to hear from James Gavin at the MOD Future Capabilities Group (FCG). 20th April 10 00 - 12 00 | Online The Future Capability Group (FCG) are part of MOD DES (Defence Equipment and Support). Its role is to Explore capability,...
- Membership of the SW RDSC is open to traditional and non-traditional D&S businesses, Higher Education and research institutions.
- The Cluster’s geographical boundaries for membership are related to the coverage of Cornwall and Isle of Scilly, Dorset and Heart of the South West LEPs.
- Membership categories are Full, Affiliate and Strategic
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