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The Defence & Security Accelerator – Open Call for Innovation

A Research Services research event
Date19 September 2017
Time9:30 to 12:00
PlaceInnovation Centre, conference room

Who should attend?

All academics interested in pursuing research relevant to the broad defence and security agenda. 

The Defence and Security accelerator is a continuously open funding mechanism run by Dstl and now incorporating Home Office research.  

Proposals are invited for six to nine month applied research projects focused on the themes of:

  • Protection
  • Situational awareness
  • Power & energy
  • Communications
  • Data
  • Lethality
  • Mobility
  • Human performance and lowering costs of ownership

More information in plain language can be provided on any of these themes if academics would like to check relevance of their research in advance.

Workshop aims?

  • To provide information about the Defence and Security Accelerator funding scheme
  • To support academics to develop successful Defence & Security Accelerator proposals
  • To provide an opportunity to have a 1:1 discussion with the Defence & Security Accelerator staff about an early stage proposal or idea.

What is the event about?

The team from the Defence and Security Accelerator are visiting Exeter to talk in detail about the funding scheme and to invite academics to discuss potential proposals.


09.30 Refreshments and registration -  Innovation Centre Phase 2 (Ground Floor)
10.00 Welcome and Introduction – Michelle Spillar
10.05 Role of the Defence and Security Accelerator – Ben Whittaker (Defence Accelerator)
10.15 Defence Accelerator Open Call for Innovation - Mike Madden (Defence Accelerator)
10.35 Questions and Answer session 
10.40 A successful Defence Accelerator Application – Dr Nic Harmer
11.00 Refreshments and Networking
11.30 Individual 1:1 meetings
12.00 End


To register your interest in attending, please complete the online registration form.

ProviderResearch Services
OrganizerResearch Sevices

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