Exponential Change and the Royal Navy
09 Sep 2019
Following the creation of the Defence Innovation Fund in 2015, a highly energetic and enterprising Innovation eco-system has been established, which has resulted in the discovery and assessment of a very broad range of technologies. Many of these innovative solutions have the potential to add significant value to the front line, changing the way that Capability is delivered. Rapid exploitation, within existing defence acquisition structures, is a challenge; greater organisational agility and evolved cultural norms are the key to enable more effective exploitation of the technological opportunities. Navy is meeting this challenge through active sponsorship from 1/2SL and through investment in teams such as DARE and Navy-X, enabling access to the Innovation ecosystem.