Free desk booking throughout December
A DIFFERENT KIND OF WORKSPACE
CO-CREATE WITH THE MoD
The BattleLab ecosystem will support the scale and development of new solutions to defence problems, delivering technology into the hands of the end-user faster while providing regional and UK growth.
TACKLE COMPLEX PROBLEMS
A virtual and physical community, the BattleLab allows academia, and both traditional and non-traditional suppliers to access facilities alongside Defence.
COLLABORATE WITH SPECIALISTS
Our facility is home to end-users from different trades and specialisations across Defence; people who help collaborators navigate the MoD and make engagement more accessible.
DO THINGS DIFFERENTLY
Defence does not hold the monopoly on innovation. Many militaries now leverage technologies developed in the commercial sector rather than developing bespoke solutions for their requirements.
The Defence BattleLab was born out of the need to embrace uncertainty, pivot in response to rapid global change and leverage emerging technology faster.
Benefit from hot desks, breakout rooms, conference facilities, event space and places to make, test and trial solutions.
Once you are a community member, you can book facilities that work for you, including short-term community hot desks or more permanent dedicated desks. Located at Dorset Innovation Park, surrounded by acres of greenery and wildlife, the park is steeped in history as a former energy test facility that housed the development of the first steam-generating heavy water reactor.
Community members can also request to use the engineering workshop, conference, event space and breakout rooms.