1 April 2020,

Farnborough International Exhibition Centre

DPRTE 2018 Review & Gallery

Over 1300 delegates enjoyed 40+ training sessions across 5 Knowledge Transfer Zones and 1 keynote arena, 6 Networking Zones and the wealth of innovation shown in the Product Showcase.  View the video and gallery highlights from DPRTE 2018 below.

40+ training sessions

5 Knowledge Transfer Zones

1 Keynote arena

6 Networking Zones

Product Showcases

Thank you to our 2018 Partners

Ministry of Defence (MOD)

Defence Equipment and Support (DE&S)

Defence Equipment and Support equips and supports the UK’s Armed Forces for current and future operations. Employing approximately 18,000 people with a budget of some £14bn, DE&S has headquarters in Bristol with other sites across the UK and overseas. DE&S acquires and supports equipment and services including ships, aircraft, vehicles and weapons, information systems and satellite communications.

Defence and Security Accelerator

Stand Number: IZ6

The Accelerator is formed of personnel from the Ministry of Defence, the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory, Defence Equipment and Support and the Home Office.

The Defence and Security Accelerator focuses on innovations which can provide advantage to defence and national security to protect the UK from its adversaries.

It will fund the development of suppliers’ innovative ideas and provide support through to potential application. The Accelerator will also fund innovations for defence and security which support economic growth and prosperity in the UK.

Department for International Trade (DIT) Defence & Security Organisation (DSO)

The aim of Department for International Trade (DIT) is to help UK companies to win overseas business in these lucrative markets. DIT works with industry to build and maintain relationships with overseas customers, providing the essential government-to-government interaction.

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Defence Infrastructure Organisation

Stand Number: DPP

The Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) plays a vital role in supporting our armed forces by building, maintaining and servicing the infrastructure needed to support defence.


Stand Number: Defence Procurement Pavilion

Information Systems and Services (or Information Systems & Services or ISS) is a Cluster within the Joint Forces Command Top Level Budget of the UK Ministry of Defence. With its headquarters at Corsham, Wiltshire, and satellite sites including Andover, Bicester, Henlow, Stanbridge, Bath and Yeovilton, it currently employs around 5,000 people

UK Defence Solutions Centre (UKDSC)

Stand Number: IZ5

The UK Defence Solutions Centre is a new, impartial organisation which enables us to listen to export customers, identifying concepts and solutions, and bring industry and government innovations together to deliver solutions that are fast, economic and strategic.

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Defence Cyber Protection Partnership (DCPP)

Stand Number: 17

The DCPP aims to protect our military capability by improving cyber defence through the MOD’s supply chain while preserving existing investment in cyber security measures. As part of the partnership the Ministry of Defence has created a number of cyber security standards that have to be met to contract with MOD, these are outlined in the Cyber Security Model (CSM).

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SBRI / Innovate UK

SBRI is a well-established process to connect public sector challenges with innovative ideas from industry. It generates new business opportunities for companies, provides SMEs a route to market for their ideas and bridges the seed funding gap experienced by many early stage companies. It supports economic growth and enables the development of innovative products and services through the public procurement of R&D.

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Knowledge Transfer Network

Established to foster better collaboration between science, creativity and business, KTN has specialist teams covering all sectors of the economy – from defence and aerospace to the creative industries, the built environment to biotechnology and robotics. KTN has helped thousands of businesses secure funding to drive innovation. And we support them through their business cycle to see that investment through to success.

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Crown Commercial Service

The Crown Commercial Service (CCS) works with both departments and organisations across the whole of the public sector to ensure maximum value is extracted from every commercial relationship and improve the quality of service delivery. The CCS goal is to become the “go-to” place for expert commercial and procurement services.

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Army Commercial

The Army Commercial team provides critical Commercial Support to the Army across a wide range of its activity.  The team of Commercial experts are pivotal in ensuring the Army can deliver their operational capability on the front line.  We provide commercial advice to the Army, enter into contractual commitments, manage contracts and the relationship with Industry and seek to drive efficiencies at all stages of the acquisition cycle.

ADS Group Limited

ADS operates to create the best possible climate in which its members can do business, including lobbying and media relations work alongside networking and other B2B activities. ADS offers a wide range of products and services to help member companies grow their businesses and widen their contact networks with the supply chains in all relevant sectors, including the UK Home Office, UK MOD and in export markets.

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Cranfield University

Cranfield, the only UK university operating on a secure site, is one of the world’s largest providers of postgraduate education in defence technology and management and has been a trusted and influential partner to the UK MOD for over 30 years. UK No 1 for Engineering and Technology postgraduates, we offer the only specialist MBA in Defence in Europe while educating overseas Governments in complex security environments.

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Stand Number: 42

NDI is a nationwide membership-based business development organisation that provides business development services and support predominantly to SMEs operating in the defence, aerospace, space and security sectors. NDI also works with primes and higher-tier companies in those sectors to develop their supply chains.

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techUK represents the companies and technologies that are defining today the world that we will live in tomorrow. techUK membership is constructed of over 950 companies, who collectively employ approximately 700,000 people, about half of all tech sector jobs in the UK. These companies range from leading FTSE 100 companies to new innovative start-ups from a number of UK members covering a range of sectors; Defence, Security,  Health, Finance and Energy. Two thirds of our members are small and medium-sized businesses.

techUK is committed to helping its members and the sector grow. For more information please visit:

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MOD Defence Contracts Online

MOD Defence Contracts Online / Bulletin is the only official source of UK MOD contract opportunities, giving you completely FREE access to all UK MOD contracts and awards over £10,000 in one place. Register today with and create your unique supplier profile to receive daily email alerts containing the latest UK MOD opportunities relevant to your business.

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Defence Contracts International (DCI)

Stand Number: DPSZ

Defence Contracts International is the world’s leading global defence and security intelligence solution. DCI provides customers with an all-encompassing overview of their marketplace including all the knowledge and tools they require to gain that all-important first mover advantage. DCI’s precision intelligence allows businesses to unleash their growth potential across the defence, security and counter terrorism, emergency.

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Defence Online

Defence Online, the official media partner of DPRTE is one of the fastest-growing communities of key decision makers representing defence sector buyers and influencers within the Ministry of Defence, Prime Contractors and Industry. Providing up-to-date and informative news, insight and intelligence, Defence Online allows organisations to engage directly with a range of sector-based solutions, designed specifically to enhance your knowledge and understanding of this ever-evolving marketplace.


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