DSEI's Hubs act as focal points for capability-specific solutions. Theatres within these hubs provide a platform for knowledge sharing, exhibitor demonstrations and product launches.
Developed to support the defence supply chain, the 2021 Manufacturing Theatre was developed in partnership with a number of industry stakeholders, through a Call for Papers process which was open to all. The papers were selected based on their relevance to the audience.
The Manufacturing Theatre enables demonstrations of the latest developments in supply chain management at every point along its lifecycle. Manufacturing Hub exhibitors will offer insight into their products and services, and how they have adapted for the defence and security sectors. The programme provides a platform for industry partners to share their latest innovations and developments relating to design, production and delivery.
In the wake of COVID-19, which had a profound impact on the global supply chain, this year there is a particular emphasis on resiliency and recovery. This applies both to the infrastructure of production, and the maintenance of operational capabilities. The programme also takes a look at the importance of design, and how the development of design processes can significantly improve production quality and equipment performance.
Medical Innovation Theatre
The 2021 Medical Innovation Theatre was developed in close collaboration with Defence Medical Services and JHub Med, the services innovation accelerator that is tasked with identifying emerging technologies and delivering them into the hands of the end user at pace.
The Medical Innovation Theatre is designed to demonstrate the latest innovations along the Operational Patient Care Pathway, including learnings from COVID-19 and applications for new technologies. The programme looks at future requirements for the modern military healthcare system, and how these innovations can support the delivery of those requirements.
Whether conducting high intensity operations or supporting humanitarian relief, a robust forward deployed medical capability is essential. Increasingly, the services must also be required to work with civilian counterparts to support public health and large scale national resilience projects. The ongoing COVID 19 pandemic and the instrumental role that has been played by Defence Medical Services, demonstrates this close working relationship and the value of ensuring interoperability between civilian and defence partners.