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 Space SIG

SAVE THE DATE! Join the SWRDSC for the second Space Special Interest Group session on the 19th July 2023. Date and time: 19th July 2023 | 10:00 - 12:00 Location: Online | Microsoft Teams More information will be published in due course including speakers and...

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MakeUK Defence and SWRDSC Event 13th June

This event will look at the Fit4Defence series and will take place at the world famous Defence BattleLab in Dorset Innovation Park, and is a joint event with MakeUK. This new facility is home to end-users from different trades and specialisations across Defence;...

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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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