The Centre for Defence Enterprise (CDE) will showcase some of the best research ideas it’s funded at a Marketplace event in London on 6 September 2016.
10 August 2016 - The Centre for Defence Enterprise (CDE), part of MOD’s Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl), is holding a Marketplace event in London on 6 September 2016.
The aim of the Marketplace is to showcase innovations from our funding competitions to potential investors, from the defence market and wider, to increase the likelihood of exploitation.
Attendance at the event is by invite only to potential investors from the defence industry and other areas, plus wider government.
The day will include keynote presentations, 5-minute pitch sessions from our exhibitors to give you a taster of what they’ve done, and exhibition areas to showcase innovative projects, network and build new relationships.
The companies exhibiting for CDE are listed below, along with the innovative project title. These tables will be updated as case studies become available.
CDE enduring and themed competitions
|Fluid Mechanics Ltd (SME)||Reducing power and improving safety for cooling applications|
|University of Glasgow (academia)||Improving efficiency and stability of diamond semiconductors|
|Crypta Labs (SME)||Quantum random number generator microchip for secure communications|
|Newcastle University (academia)||Battlefield cell-based therapy|
|RJD Technology Ltd (SME)||Dynamic cyber situational awareness tool|
Autonomy and big data for defence competition
|Atlas Elektronik Ltd (large)||Analysing data for autonomous situational awareness|
|QinetiQ (large)||Extracting visual navigation data from open source imagery|
|VECtis Environmental Consulting Team LLP (SME)||Position location through environmental recognition|
|Polaris Consulting Ltd (SME)||Mimicking ants to develop the capability of autonomous vehicles|
|Polaris Consulting Ltd (SME)||Maritime autonomous navigation in GPS-limited environments|
|Cubica Technology Ltd (SME)||Automatic verification and fusion of open-source intelligence|
|Stormcharge Ltd (SME)||Command and control of autonomous vehicles in changing environments|
|Oxbotica Ltd (SME)||Experience-based localisation|
|HORIBA MIRA (large)||Unmanned ground vehicle localisation without GNSS|
|Conekt (large)||Dynamic generation of 3D maps using descending cameras|
|Createc (SME)||Live maps for unmanned air systems|
|Leonardo (large)||Linguistic summary of sensor data to reduce data deluge|
|Swarm Systems Ltd (SME)||A synthetic environment for autonomous systems|
|CountingLab Ltd (SME)||Trustworthiness of information from big data sets|
|Autonomous Devices Ltd (SME)||Real-time interactive query language|
|BMT Defence Services (SME)||Learning to trust the crowd|
|Massive Analytic Ltd (SME)||Streamlining decision making in threatening situations|
|SimCentric Ltd (SME)||Visual search and linkage tool|
|Mass Consultants Ltd (SME)||Timeline visualisation for provenance-based big data sensemaking|
|University of Sheffield (academia)||Hypothesis generation and visualisation from big data|
|University of Sheffield (academia)||Tools for data compression|
|Polaris Consulting Ltd (SME)||Improving intelligence data processing and enhancing situational awareness|
|Exa Informatics (SME)||Knowledge-based autonomous big data validation|
|Roke Manor Research Ltd (large)||Reducing the workload of an intelligence analyst|
We’ve held 2 similar events in the last year and 100% of our exhibitors said that they found the events useful and made new connections and attendees found out about useful capabilities from innovative SMEs and academia that fitted with their programmes. The events have attracted over 100 potential investors, and also press interest for exhibitors.
Attend the Marketplace
The event is free to attend and is by invite only, so if you are interested in attending, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. You’ll need to tell us who you are, what organisation you’re from, your job role and a simple description of why you should attend.
We expect this to be a popular event so we may have to limit numbers from a single organisation.
CDE funds novel, high-risk, high-potential-benefit research. We work with the broadest possible range of science and technology providers, including academia and small companies, to develop cost-effective capabilities for UK armed forces and national security.
CDE is part of Dstl.