Join us to hear from a variety of key stakeholders on the ecosystem that surrounds the Defence Innovation Centre.

The South West Regional Defence & Security Cluster looks forward to hosting this event, focusing upon the Defence Innovation Centre, located on the Dorset Innovation Park, Winfrith, Dorset.

The Ministry of Defence (MOD), Dorset Council and Dorset LEP have invested in the construction of a new Defence Innovation Centre, at Dorset Innovation Park Enterprise Zone. The new Defence Innovation Centre will provide 1100 m2 new office space and 450 m2 new workshop space for MOD innovation, collaboration and conferences.

The centre will incorporate the Army Battle Lab and will enable the MOD to work in collaboration with academic institutions, corporates and SMEs to develop new products and technologies with the potential to be commercialised.

Event Agenda:

1. Dorset Council – David Walsh

• Overview of Dorset Innovation Park

• Hosting the Defence Innovation Centre (DIC)

• What will be available for SMEs (infrastructure, facilities)

2. Army Innovation – Lt Col Andrew Gascoyne

• Schedule for the development of DIC Capability

• Plans for activities involving industry and academia

3. Royal Navy Nemesis – Capt Chris Ling

• Royal Navy’s intent for use of the Defence Innovation Centre

4. Overview of 5G networks and infrastructures:

• Vodafone – Jonathan Reid

• Kimcell Ltd – Tim Harris

• Hugslock Systems Ltd – Adam Huggett

5. Questions and observations

• Opportunity for Cluster members to engage in Q&A style format

Further information

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For further information about the South West Regional Defence & Security Cluster, please contact southwest.rdsc@outlook.com