30 May 2019

Vehicle checkpoint conference planned for Bristol

A vehicle checkpoint innovation conference will explore new ways to screen for threats at Aerospace Bristol.

Seven projects that are looking at new ways to prevent explosives, weapons and other threats through vehicle checkpoint will be revealed for the first time on Thursday 13 June 2019. Taking place at Aerospace Bristol in the heart of the South West’s aerospace industry, the Vehicle Checkpoint (VCP) Screening Conference concludes the first phase of the VCP competition that was announced by the Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) in June 2018.

The developers behind the low and mid-level Technology Readiness Level (TRL) proposals will present their novel concepts to experts from industry, academia and government against the backdrop of Concorde. They will also be invited to engage in question and answer sessions with the individuals behind these novel ideas to help shape the future of airport vehicle security screening.

Attendees will also have the chance to network and hear from representatives working in the aviation and security fields in an exclusive panel discussion. To mark the occasion, all seven of the proposals that each received a share of the £1 million funding pot provided by the Future Aviation Security Solutions (FASS) programme will offer an exclusive look at the progress they have made since they were successfully awarded contracts in January 2019.

In addition to learning more about the science and technology behind some of the new screening techniques being developed, attendees will be given the opportunity to understand how existing technologies are being adapted to work within the VCP setting. This Vehicle Checkpoint Screening conference is free-to-attend and those interested can register on the Eventbrite page where additional information is available.

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