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Welcome to the launch of the new DUTE website

Welcome to the launch of our new official website for the The Dual-Use Technology Exploitation Cluster (DUTE). We are delighted to share with you our new site, with more information on DUTE our aims and some of our latest activities.

We invite you to start exploring:

  • Our background and aims for the DUTE programme
  • Our DUTE community of partners
  • Latest News and Developments
  • Meet us at our upcoming events – the next one is our Open Day on 17th March 2016 (visit bit.ly/DUTE-openday)

We will be rolling out new pages and more information over the coming months, and hope that you enjoy visiting our new website. We have tried to include as much as possible about DUTE  but will continue to grow and share more information with you as the cluster scales-up and makes further progress through 2016.

To learn more about DUTE or opportunities to join as a partner, please contact us for more information

DUTE Open Day announced

The First Dute Open Day Announced – 17 March 2016, London

The Dual-Use Technology Exploitation Cluster (DUTE) was first established in 2015 with the primary goal of helping boost economic growth by linking UK manufacturers from the civil and defence sectors – enabling them to benefit and grow from the best emerging technologies from the sector.

Our cluster continues to scale-up and we are pleased to announce we are holding an exciting ‘Open Day’ style event to promote awareness of DUTE including funding and innovation opportunities.

The event will be hosted by the Department for Business Innovation and Skills at the Westminster Conference Centre on Thursday 17th March 2016. The Open Day will show-case the first-round of innovative DUTE use cases and will offer current and future partners an opportunity to review the Cluster’s plans to boost cross-sector economic growth throughout the UK.

With plenty of opportunities to learn more about the DUTE cluster and a range of informative presentations from current partners including Marshalls Advanced Materials, NetComposites & Airbus Helicopters, Saietta Group and Horsebridge, this is a must-attend event for partners, potential partners and those wishing to engage with the investment or funding community to explore the Cluster’s opportunities further.

To learn more about the event or to register your attendance please visit bit.ly/DUTE-openday

We look forward to seeing you on the day.

DUTE Partners

New £10M fund to develop dual-use technologies announced

A new £10 million jointly funded project between government and industry will back the best new technologies and research that can have a “dual-use” in defence and civil sector businesses.

The Dual Use Technology Exploitation (DUTE) cluster will help boost growth by linking UK manufacturers, particularly SMEs, from the civil and defence sectors to draw on the best technologies of both to deliver game-changing solutions for customers. It is expected to create more than 140 jobs and safeguard a further 190 jobs across 15 partners up to 2019.

DUTE has been created as an output from the Defence Growth Partnership’s Value Chain Competitiveness Team which is chaired by Steve Fitz-Gerald, Chief Executive Officer, Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group. Marshall has led the 15 partner cluster, supported by Axillium Research, which includes SMEs, Mid-Tier and Primes from industry working alongside Academic institutions.

Notes to Editors

Dual-Use Technology Exploitation (DUTE)

DUTE is a £10 million project supported by Government and Industry, created to identify and leverage technologies from adjacent sectors such as rail and civil aerospace, and put them to dual use. It harnesses the UK’s vibrant community of SMEs, recognising the trend for greater investment in the civil domain, and augments it as a way to stimulate growth for defence exports.

Through DUTE, cross-sector fertilisation of thought and development will generate disruptive technologies for customers. Supported by an Innovation Cluster, there is a strong focus on connecting UK manufacturers with high-growth SMEs and technology start-ups, with the Cluster providing mentoring and technology showcasing opportunities as well as engendering innovation.

The £10.3 million project includes £6.5 million of government funding from the AMSCI (Advanced Manufacturing Supply Chain Initiative) 2014 competition and will create 142 new jobs, safeguarding a further 192.  The 15 partners involved in DUTE are Marshall Aerospace & Defence Group, Saietta Group, Airbus Helicopters, Cranfield University, C-Tech Innovation, Haydale Composite Solutions, Horsebridge Network Systems, KS Composites, NetComposites, Pro2Pro, Rinicom, SHD Composites, Sheffield Hallam University, TWI and XeraCarb.