• Membership of the SW RDSC is open to traditional and non-traditional D&S businesses, Higher Education and research institutions.
  • SW RDSC membership is currently free for all membership types.
  • 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.
  • Development of a long term financially sustainable model which will likely operate on a sponsorship model.
  • Regardless of the financial operating model, membership continues to discounted to £0.00.
  • This model will be reviewed annually and amended as necessary to ensure a sustainable operating model; further details will be shared at an appropriate time.
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Benefits to SW RDSC Members include:
Broker access and engagement with end users and customers, including their innovation hubs
Through organised events, the SW RDSC will present the opportunity for Members to hear from, present to and engage with multiple customers, UK and International.
Create networking and collaboration opportunities across the region
Access to challenge and competition owners and sponsors
Facilitate access to advice and support for exploitation and commercialisation
Provide a route for non-traditional suppliers into the Defence & Security market
Influence regional messaging up to Government
Participation in SW RDSC Special Interest Groups and Events
Access to dedicated resources