The Greater Lincolnshire Defence and Security Network (GLDSN) is an industry led forum.
Bringing together national and international defence organisations, manufacturing, research, development and innovation expertise, the network is designed to provide a single forum to overcome sector challenges and identify business opportunities in Greater Lincolnshire and Rutland.
The GLDSN has an initial aim of becoming recognised as a Regional Defence Cluster (RDSC).
This will give businesses the chance to lead and shape this sector and draw on Government funding to develop ideas, innovations and new products.
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The GLDSN will provide a greater pan-sector network and provide opportunities for collaboration.
Providing pathways to engage with key stakeholders and funding bodies for suppliers across the defence and security sector.
Membership is open to both traditional and non-traditional defence and security organisations operating in Greater Lincolnshire and Rutland.
- Another successful East Midlands CEMA/ISR Industry Engagement and Networking Day
EWS and Leonardo Training Academy Lincoln were delighted to co-host the fourth CEMA/ISR Industry Engagement and Networking Day in May 2023.
- Programme Mercury
The British Army presents 'Programme Mercury'; a catalyst for 2035 Science and Technology challenges and beyond, enabling Army- wide transformation.
- Disruptive technology experiments provide opportunities for innovation
Allied Command Transformation’s NATO Innovation Hub, located in Norfolk, Virginia, is a valuable part of the Alliance-wide Innovation Network.
- Joint Economic Data Hub economic report
Joint Economic Data Hub have launched their annual economic report capturing and quantifying the contribution of the defence sector to the UK economy.
- MOD Acquisition Pipeline
The Ministry of Defence (MOD) has published its third Acquisition Pipeline, offering a forward look to potential procurement activities across Defence valued at more than £2m and due for tender release within 18 months.
- Energy Bills Discount Scheme
From April 26, non-domestic customers that operate in energy and trade intensive industries (ETII) will be able to apply for additional support through the new Energy Bills Discount Scheme portal.
- Innovators needed to collaborate with Leonardo
Through the Solvers Wanted scouting platform, Leonardo has created a dynamic environment constantly fueled by technological needs that stimulate research towards increasingly innovative solutions.
- Rolls Royce (GCAP) SME Innovation Challenge 2023
Rolls-Royce are looking for applications from Academia, startups and SMEs that could be applied to themes such as supply chain management, processes, net zero and collaboration.