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
Help the RAF introduce the first military certified zero emissions aircraft. Replacing the current capability with a zero emission aircraft The Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) is pleased to launch a new Market Exploration called Zero Emissions Air...
22 July 2021 (10:00 - 16:00) Online. Dstl, the science inside UK defence and security, is at the forefront of delivering on the Government’s ambitious agenda to secure science superpower status by 2030. Join Dstl for Supercharging Science - a free day-long series of...
21 July 2021 2pm – 3.30pm Webinar Online The techUK Defence and Security SME group will provide an update on SME activities across Defence and the measures techUK is taking on issues such as the SME action plan. This session will also provide an opportunity for SMEs...
- 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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