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NDI Conference 2016 – Growth through Innovation

The DUTE programme has been bringing together industrial innovation and defence opportunities and NDI offers the opportunity to meet new Partners and access new opportunities. We had a very successful day at the NDI conference.

If you were not able to attend this event, please click HERE to access the presentation made on the day.  You are also welcome to contact the DUTE Programme Office if you would like more information about opportunities to engage with the cluster:

Helen Corney, DUTE Project Manager    helen.corney@axillium.com

 

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Significant SME interest in DUTE Cluster at recent showcase event

Press release

On 17th March the Dual-Use Technology Exploitation (DUTE) Cluster held its first Open Day at the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) in London. The purpose of the day was to showcase current DUTE partners, and explain the opportunities that exist for organisations considering engaging in dual-use technology.

The successful event saw a maximum capacity audience including an even split of SME’s, Tier 1 Suppliers & Primes, Universities, Trade & Government agencies.

Chris Owen, DUTE Programme Director from Lead Partner, Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group, kicked off the day by explaining the origins of the DUTE Cluster, its progress to date, and its growth ambitions. Current DUTE partners also presented updates on their innovative use cases to the cross-industry audience which included representatives from the Defence, Security, Advanced Manufacturing, Electronics, Rail and Automotive sectors.

Participants also heard from speakers from multiple Government agencies, such as BIS, UKTI, DSC and MoD, who revealed how the concepts of dual-use technologies align to governmental strategic objectives. Presentations from Ploughshare, British Antarctic Survey and DGP Skills group gave examples of how they have benefited from dual-use opportunities. The day ended with news from several Funding Agencies who revealed how future dual-use projects could be publically funded via Innovate UK, Rail Growth Fund and EU opportunities.

One of the benefits of the day was to give attendees the opportunity to be involved with the next stage of growth of the DUTE cluster, and following the event, over 20 % of the delegates requested further engagement with the cluster.

Feedback from delegates included comments such as “The day was very effective at communicating a range of interesting opportunities for partnership and funding” and “It gave me the opportunity to meet target individuals and new ones”.

If you would like to have more information about the Open Day event, plus have the ability to register interest in DUTE, please contact the programme office (Done.Kelly@Axillium.com) or visit our website at www.dute.co.uk

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Successful DUTE Open Day held on 17 March 2016

1st DUTE Open Day 2016

 

The first Open Day for the Dual-Use Technology Exploitation Cluster (DUTE) was held on 17 March 2016 with great success.  Hosted in London by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) the event raised awareness of DUTE, including funding and innovation opportunities.

The current DUTE partners gave updates on their innovative use cases in adjacent sectors, and speakers from Government and Funding agencies revealed details of their strategies for dual-use and how such projects could be funded.

The audience of SME’s, Tier 1 suppliers, Primes, Universities and Government agencies were inspired to consider how they could engage with the DUTE cluster as it continues to scale up.

If you were not able to participate in this inaugural event, please find below links to the presentations made on the day.  You are also welcome to contact the DUTE Programme Office if you would like more information about opportunities to engage with the cluster:

Helen Corney, DUTE Project Manager    helen.corney@axillium.com

The DUTE Programme Directors are already looking at holding another open day towards the end of 2016, and we will keep you informed as soon as we have more details to share.

 

Presentations from the 1st DUTE Open Day held on 17th March 2016:

PART 1:   DUTE Origins and the Programme to date

Presented by DUTE Programme Director, Chris Owen of Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group

PART 2:  DUTE Use Cases

Presentations by DUTE Programme Partners

PART 3:  Strategy and where does dual-use fit in

Speakers from BIS, UKTI, DGP and the MoD

PART 4:  Examples of dual-use

Presentations by Ploughshare, British Antarctic Survey and DSC/Raytheon

PART 5:  DUTE Funding Opportunities

Speakers from Innovate UK, Finance Birmingham, Defence KTN, RCUK (Cranfield) and Horizon 2020 UK National Contact (EU)

 

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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.