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Dstl hosting Searchlight webinars for SMEs

Posted 8 September 2021

Dstl has announced dates for a new series of webinars designed to help small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) work with the defence sector.

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The events were trailed by Interim Chief Executive Doug Umbers at Dstl’s hugely successful Supercharging Science industry event on 22nd July 2021.

The webinars come against the background of an unprecedented increase in the defence budget which will mean around £1 billion extra will be spent on science and technology with industry and academia over the next four years.

They are free to attend and businesses do not need to have worked previously with Dstl or in the defence sector. Attendance is welcomed from equipment and material manufacturers, engineers, innovators, researchers and academics and others who have a genuine interest and ability to work with Dstl.

Webinar dates and times

Cyber: 19th October 2021

10 to 11:15am

Transforming cyber resilience.

    Register for Cyber webinar
    Funding priorities and Cyber technology areas of interest

Defence S&T Futures: 19th October 2021

1 to 2:15pm

Generating and testing hypotheses to exploit generation-after-next science and technology capabilities and drive defence impact.

    Register for Defence S&T Futures webinar
    Funding priorities and S&T Futures technology areas of interest

Advanced energetic materials: 16th November 2021

10 to 11:15am

The future is explosive! Accelerating the discovery and delivery of new energetic materials to deliver more effect with less volume and mass.

    Register for Advanced energetic materials webinar
    Funding priorities and Energetics technology areas of interest

High speed and hypersonic science and technology: 14th December 2021

10 to 11:15am

High speed and hypersonic science and technology investment to support future defence capability. Part of the future kinetic effects and weapons systems programme.

    Register for High speed and hypersonic science and technology webinar
    Funding priorities and High speed and hypersonics technology areas of interest

Directed energy weapons science and technology future roadmap: 16th December 2021

1 to 2:15pm

Part of the future kinetic effects and weapons systems programme.

    Register for Directed energy weapons science and technology future roadmap webinar
    Funding priorities and Directed energy weapons technology areas of interest

Space: 18 January 2022

10 to 11:15am

Science and technology (S&T) to enable resilient Space domain capabilities.

    Register for Space webinar
    Funding priorities and Space technology areas of interest

Artificial intelligence: 20th January 2022

1 to 2:15pm

Delivering at machine speed; using AI to unlock information advantage.

    Register for AI webinar
    Funding priorities and AI technology areas of interest

There are a number of other forthcoming opportunities for SMEs and businesses to engage with Dstl and discover how to work with defence.

On 15th September Dstl will be attending Business Innovation South in Southampton.

Dstl will be also be exhibiting at Venturefest South at the Ageas Bowl on 21st October where Matt Chinn, a member of Dstl’s Executive team and Head of Platform Systems Division, will be delivering one of the opening keynote speeches.

Find out more about how to work with Dstl including its commitment and track record working with SMEs and its research and funding priorities .



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