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A SPACE FOR BUSINESS, ACADEMIA AND DEFENCE TO EXPLORE OPPORTUNITIES FOR MUTUAL BENEFIT

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Located at Dorset Innovation Park, The Ministry of Defence has joined forces with Dorset Council and Dorset Local Enterprise Partnership, to open the first of its kind in the UK, the Defence BattleLab.

Our facility is home to end-users from different trades and specialisations across Defence; people placed to help collaborators navigate the MoD and make engagement more accessible.

BattleLab seeks to enable exciting and creative collisions and connections, bringing the right minds together to solve challenging problems and emerging threats. Technology is advancing at an unprecedented rate, accelerated by the convergence of 5G, artificial intelligence, machine learning and quantum computing. By being transparent and willing to work more collaboratively, Defence aims to keep pace and remain competitive in a changing world.

BattleLab is the defence innovation Co-Creation Space, part of the government National Strategic Technology and Innovation Exchange (NSTIx) programme. The programme was established to enable innovative development and prosperity opportunities by bringing parties to the table that would not normally be involved.

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BATTLELAB IS JUST THE SIGNAL FIRE, DELIBERATLEY LEAN BY DESIGN

The earlier the problem can be engaged with the relevant people and validated by end-users, the faster a solution can be produced for mutual benefit.

Why Dorset?

Dorset is home to a thriving and varied advanced engineering sector specialising in aerospace, defence, composite and marine technologies. Altogether, they employ around 18,000 people and contribute over £1.4bn to Dorset’s economy.

- Presence of major contractors
- Highly skilled workforce
- Dynamic supply chain
- 50:50 military and civilian work
- Excellent university
- Specialisms in tech and innovation
- Superb quality of life

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