DPRTE 2019 – Partnering for Success

Defence Procurement, Research, Technology & Exportability (DPRTE), the UK’s premier defence procurement event, is taking place Birmingham’s NEC on 28 March 2019 for its seventh edition. In keeping with tradition, DPRTE 2019 will welcome high-profile partners from both industry and government to facilitate networking and knowledge-sharing on the day.

Government bodies supporting DPRTE 2019 include MOD Defence Equipment and Support, the Defence Infrastructure Organisation, Defence Science and Technology Laboratory, Department for International Trade, Crown Commercial Service, UK Defence Solutions Centre, Defence Cyber Protection Partnership and SBRI / Innovate UK.

These organisations will be joined by industry partners including ADS, NDI, techUK, Cranfield University, and the Knowledge Transfer Network.

The Knowledge Transfer Network is an Innovate UK offshoot, which aims to build better links between science, creativity and business. At DPRTE 2019, KTN will explain its work connecting companies, government agencies and research organisations with tech hubs, start-ups, public funding bodies, venture capitalists and private investors.

Also on hand to offer R&D advice will be Cranfield University, which will once again be returning to DPRTE to share its wealth of experience in teaching, consultancy and collaboration with the MOD.

This R&D focus will be continued by DPRTE partner the UK Defence Solutions Centre. UKDSC is an independent national body set up to address the major challenges facing the sector by engaging the entire defence value chain to develop innovative defence solutions for customers around the globe, including the UK MOD.

Also bringing their export knowledge to DPRTE 2019 is techUK, a membership body representing over 950 companies employing approximately 700,000 people. In its daily operations, techUK offers SMEs workshops on issues including international business and sponsorship, as well as supporting them with the resources to identify and advance innovation in the key technology markets representing the most significant opportunities for growth both domestically and internationally.

Another membership organisation partnering at DPRTE 2019 is NDI. NDI is a tech collective that matches companies’ skills and capability to the needs of commissioners, primes and associated supply chains, before developing their solutions to a market-ready stage.

Continuing this global focus is leading sector trade association ADS, who will be on hand at DPRTE 2019 to explain the solutions and services it employs to connect supply chains with the UK Home Office, MOD and export markets.

With such a strong group of partners in place, DPRTE 2019 is set to be rich in both expertise and opportunity. MOD DCB are delighted to offer you a discounted rate to attend or exhibit until 21 December 2018.

To obtain 10% off sponsorship or exhibition packages contact the team today on 0845 270 7066 ( and quote DCB18. To obtain a £10 discount on your delegate ticket book online here using code DCB18.

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