14-17 September 2021, Excel London                       

The Defence Innovation Journey – How to get involved

Innovation Hub Theatre


The Defence Innovation Journey – How to get involved

13 Sep 2019
Innovation Hub Theatre
Innovation Focus

1. The Defence Innovation Journey

Farhana Amin, Defence Innovation Unit, Ministry of Defence

This presentation will focus on helping the audience to understand the complex Defence innovation landscape. They will hear about the Defence Innovation Initiative, and how, across Defence there is now a vibrant innovation community with different innovation hubs set up to embrace change, explore and invest in innovation. The audience will get a quick overview of the different innovation hubs, the enabling organisations, and the Defence Innovation Directorate. This introductory presentation will promote the DSEI Innovation Hub, inviting the audience to visit and speak to the various parts of the Defence innovation community, including the Front Line Commands, and will pave the way for subsequent presentations from the various innovation hubs.

2. Dstl - At the Heart of the Innovation Journey

Defence Science and Technology Laboratory, Ministry of Defence

This presentation will focus on engagement with suppliers, how we work together and how industry and SMEs can access our frameworks. It will demonstrate Dstl’s role in every stage of the innovation journey, and its role in providing scientific evidence and expertise to ensure MOD and other Government departments, ensuring they are intelligent customers. It will also talk about the importance of Dstl collaboration with industry to ensure we deliver effective solutions to Defence and Security challenges.

3. Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) - Innovation for a Safer Future

DASA Innovation Partner

This presentation will outline how DASA finds and funds innovation to support UK defence and security through themed competitions and an Open Call for Innovation. DASA’s Innovation Partners, based regionally across the UK, will describe how they provide support and advice to industry, academia and sole innovators about their ideas.


  • DSEI showcases the best of British defence technology and innovation on the world stage. The UK Government looks forward to engaging with strategic partners, international delegations and pioneering defence companies on the global defence and security agenda.
    Anne-Marie Trevelyan MP, Minister for Defence Procurement
    UK MOD
  • I very much look forward to continuing my personal support to DSEI. It provides an excellent opportunity to explore the development of airpower capability, through engagement with the widest range of industry and international partners.
    Air Chief Marshal Sir Stephen Hillier KCB CBE DFC MA RAF Chief of the Air Staff
    Royal Air Force
  • I much look forward to DSEI. We intend to build on the very positive experience as we construct the partnerships we need to deal with the complexity of the future operating environment
    General Sir Nicholas Carter KCB CBE DSO ADC Gen Chief of the Defence Staff
    Ministry of Defence
  • Once again the Royal Navy is proud to be at the vanguard of DSEI 2019 and I look forward to what I know will be a hugely beneficial opportunity for us all to explore maritime warfare development with so many partners from industry and academia, and with our counterparts from overseas.
    Admiral Sir Philip Jones KCB ADC, The First Sea Lord and Chief of Naval Staff
    Royal Navy
  • DSEI is a highlight within the defence calendar, I use it to find out what the most recent developments are in every technological area affecting for defence. Without DSEI I fear this sort of interaction, information exchange and knowledge of developments across all domains would be lost. DSEI is an invaluable international biannual event .
    Rt Hon Dr Julian Lewis MP, Chairman, House of Commons Defence Select Committee
    UK Parliament
  • DSEI is a fantastic showcase for defence companies where international buyers, sellers, developers, thinkers, educators and the trainers can all get together. The UK defence industry is looking to recruit more engineers, scientists and developers into 200,000 jobs and up to 10,000 apprentices within UK defence companies. DSEI is an excellent tool to highlight the challenges the industry face as well as showcase its capabilities domestically and overseas.
    James Gray MP, House of Commons Defence Committee
    UK Parliament

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