News story: Accelerator Innovation Network event: 27 July 2017

Registration is now open. It closes on Monday 24 July 2017 at 12:30pm.

The event is taking place at the Chelsea Harbour Hotel in London.

Technical experts will provide specific information about the themed competition: ‘Improving crowd resilience’.

This Home Office (HO) competition, delivered through the Defence and Security Accelerator, seeks innovative or novel ideas to reduce the threat from the terrorist or malicious use of explosives and weapons in public spaces by using the crowd as a sensor. We envisage these capabilities and systems being used in crowded spaces, such as shopping centres, sports stadia and entertainment venues.

This competition seeks proposals for technologies, systems and behavioural sciences, as part of a whole systems approach to improve the detection of explosives and weapons within crowded spaces.

Bruce Hardie, Accelerator Innovation Partner will brief on what the Accelerator is all about, our funding opportunities and how to work with us.

In addition, Bruce will talk about how to submit a great proposal to the Accelerator.

Attendees will be able to book a face-to-face meeting with Accelerator staff and subject matter experts to discuss potential proposals to the ‘Improving crowd resilience’ themed competition. once you’ve signed up for the main event.

There will be networking opportunities with other potential bidders, current suppliers, Accelerator, Dstl and military experts.

Defence and Security Accelerator

GO1 Building 5 Porton Down Salisbury Wiltshire SP4 0JQ


Telephone +44 (0)30 67704236

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