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april, 2023

21apr9:30 am1:30 pmArtificial Intelligence for Defence Collaboration Event

Event Details

Dstl and DASA will be sharing information on current innovation funding calls for AI in Defence, including The Sub Threshold and Analysing and Understanding Audiences.

Join us at the Catalyst Building, Newcastle-upon-Tyne to hear about current funding opportunities from the Defence Science & Technology Laboratory (Dstl) and the Defence & Security Accelerator (DASA), themed around Artificial Intelligence (AI). The event is for suppliers to hear about our defence challenges, the military end-user perspective, and the ways to work with DASA and Dstl.

The event will present three innovation calls to generate novel and innovative solutions to meet current and future UK Defence needs:

• AI for Defence: The Defence AI Strategy sets out the UK’s vision to adapt and exploit AI at pace and scale for Defence advantage. This innovation focus area (IFA) aims to generate the best ideas from a diverse range of innovators, and offers the opportunity for innovators to suggest AI projects to Defence.

• The sub-threshold: This Themed Competition wants to explore the role AI enabled technology can play in improving the MOD’s ability to conduct intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) of the sub-threshold information environment.

• Analysing and Understanding Audiences (Phase 1): This Themed Competition seeks novel and innovative tools, techniques and methods that have potential to aid selection, analysis and understanding of audiences. This includes AI approaches as well as human and social science challenges.

The links above to each of the calls provides examples on the defence challenges we are looking to meet and examples of the technology areas of interest.

This event is designed to help Industry, particularly small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), Non-Traditional Defence Suppliers (NTDS) and Academia to understand the work that Dstl does and how to sell to, or work with Dstl in the defence sector. The event is free to attend, and you do not need to have previous experience working in defence, or with Dstl or DASA. If your organisation has something to offer in the AI/Data sector and you would like to find out how to get involved, then please join us.


(Friday) 9:30 am - 1:30 pm BST


The Catalyst

3 Helix Science Square Newcastle upon Tyne NE4 5TG


Defence and Security Accelerator

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