South West Regional Defence and Security Cluster

The UK’s first pan-Defence and Security Cluster

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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.

Collaboration

The SW RDSC shall provide access to a greater pan-sector network and provide opportunity for collaboration

Funding Streams

Unlocking the path to engage with key stakeholders and funding bodies, for tradition and non-traditional defence suppliers

South West

Full membership is open to Organisations in the regions of Cornwall & IoS, Heart of the South West, and Dorset LEP

NEWS & EVENTS

SWRDSC Autonomy SIG Launch

23rd March 10 00 - 12 00 | Online Join SWRDSC and the launch of the Autonomy Special Interest Group, chaired by Steve Rice from the University of Plymouth. A virtual session exclusive to cluster members where we aim to highlight some of the fantastic autonomy relevant...

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SWRDSC & Freeports

Join the Cluster to learn more about Freeports. 16th February 10 00 - 12 00 | Online This event will provide a chance to explore UK’s Freeport plan and the opportunities that they present. This will be done by looking at Plymouth as a case study and hearing from key...

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MEMBERSHIP

  • 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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