10 December 2019

Edinburgh & Lothians

Venue: Jurys Inn, 43 Jeffrey Street, Edinburgh

Time: 09:45 to 15:00

The Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) and Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) SME Searchlight will be hosting a joint event in Edinburgh. This event is aimed at interested parties from academia and industry, particularly the Micro and SME communities.

Briefings will be given from both organisations, alongside two companies who have worked with them, past and present. There will also be an opportunity to ask questions in an open forum and to book a 1-to-1 meeting with the organisations present.

Book a 1-to-1 meeting here.

Agenda (subject to change)

0945-1015: Registration
1015-1020: Welcome by DASA
1020-1040: DASA Briefing
1040-1100: Dstl SME Searchlight Briefing
1100-1120: Case study- Chromacity
1120-1140: Case study- Caledonian Photonics
1140-1200: Q&A Panel
1200-1300: Lunch and networking
1300-1500: 1-to-1 meetings

Dstl SME Searchlight

SME Searchlight is a Dstl initiative to increase our engagement with small-medium enterprises and non-traditional defence suppliers.

Rob Solly, senior responsible owner for SME Searchlight said:

“The benefits of this programme include increasing the innovation available to Dstl, collaboration across different sectors and the creation of UK intellectual property. From start-ups to established businesses, we want to hear from people with great ideas. We’re simplifying the process of working with government and we’re hoping to show that it can be a fantastic and worthwhile partnership for both parties.”

Defence and Security Accelerator

The DASA mission is for the UK to have the most innovative defence and security capabilities in the world. We achieve this by finding and funding innovative ideas from academia and industry, including SME's and Primes, and seeking to rapidly bring them into use across defence and security.

Further information about DASA, including our competitions, can be found on the DASA Website.

Please note:

Registration will close at 6pm, Tuesday 26 November 2019
The information you provide will be retained by the Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) to contact you in regards to this event and any future DASA communications which may be relevant to you. Dstl will also have access to this information for this event. Please indicate on the registration if this is something you do not wish to do.
If the event is oversubscribed, DASA reserves the right to limit the number of spaces per organisation. By registering you are agreeing to your email address being shared with other people who have registered from your organisation to co-ordinate attendance. Your details will not be shared with anyone else.