Centre for Defence Enterprise, Start Electron, Harwell - The Centre for Defence Enterprise is the Ministry of Defence's gateway for industry, academia and innovators
08 October 2009
The Centre for Defence Enterprise is the Ministry of Defence?s gateway for industry, academia and innovators to help ensure our Armed Forces are best equipped now and in the future.
CDE provides a rapid response with a range of advice, assistance and research funding. To help you better understand the challenges and needs of the UK?s Armed Forces, CDE hosts monthly Seminars as an opportunity to meet MoD experts and decision makers.
The CDE is hosting the launch and first call for proposals of the MoD?s Armour and Protection Science and Technology Centre (A&P STC), which will promote fundamental research in armour and protection. The A&P STC is led by the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) Porton Down and will create a new and enduring UK-wide armour and protection research community bringing together traditional defence suppliers with those from a wider science and technology background.
All platforms require the very best and most appropriate protection to meet the constantly developing range of threats. Platforms include those on land (including dismounted soldiers), sea or air as well as static buildings and fortifications. The A&P STC will bring all UK assets (academic, industrial and Government) to bear on leading, stimulating and enabling research to produce the very best physical protection. The launch event will be a mixture of presentations and informal discussions providing attendees with further information on UK armour and protection research and the A&P STC. A&P STC is seeking proposals to identify, capture and develop ideas for novel armour systems, capable of protecting platforms from the full range of ballistic, penetrating and blast-based threats. These novel technologies should be capable of a very high mass efficiency (up to ten times that of armour steel). Areas of particular interest are novel engineering solutions, active technologies and sacrificial systems. Pulsed power developments could also offer significant benefit. Smart or functional materials will also be considered although these are currently lower priority. Novel, inventive and lateral thinking is particularly welcome.
A networking lunch will be available between 12.30 and 13.30. Early application is advised via the CDE website at www.science.mod.uk. Specific enquiries is respect of the A&P STC should be addressed to:
Added the 14 September 2009 in category Innovation events