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Regional Defence Clusters and how they will generate new business

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A seminar on September 30 will aim to introduce companies in the defence, communications and security markets to the emerging Regional Defence Clusters, and ask the question: “How do we improve the collaboration around innovative technology development?”

Attendees at this briefing will hear how a pilot project is drawing on the key defence, cyber and security capabilities in GFirst, Worcester, and the Marches LEP areas.

The seminar will be led by the Three Counties Defence and Security Group (3CDSG) and will intend to utilise naturally occurring ‘hubs’ around key national agencies and the obvious need to provide solutions to challenges such as building a ‘national’ 5G capability or improving SME cyber awareness and implementation to build an SME community.

This will be supplemented with chosen research institutes, professional services companies, and funders; and to drive the first waves of innovation it will be requested that national agencies and larger corporates develop challenges to be solved.

The session will run from 15:30 until 18:00 and will be held at Cyber Quarter – Midlands Centre for Cyber Security on Hursey Road in Hereford.

Two types of tickets are available:

  • Attend in person, with an option to receive an electronic summary
  • Electronic summary post-event – for those that cannot attend in person 

Agenda for the day: 

15.00 Welcome and drinks

(Optional) Tour of the Cyber Quarter building 

15.30 Richard Morgan, President 3CDSG – Introduction and overview

15.35 Jim Pennycook, DASA – Introduction to Regional Defence Clusters

15.50 Rod Horrocks, GFirstLEP – The SW Innovation Cluster pilot

16.10 Panel Discussion 

16.30 Close – Optional Tour of the Cyber Quarter Building

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