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Military reaches out to innovative Swindon business leaders

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Workshed SwindonWorkshed SwindonBusiness leaders in Swindon have the chance to find out whether their goods or services could be utilised by the military at an event next week.

Ben Whitaker of the MoD initiative Defence and Security Accelerator will be exploring military implications for civilian-developed products or services – and sharing information about a £40m funding pot to support product development and innovation.

“Many businesses don’t realise that the technology or innovation they are developing could have relevance to the defence and security of the UK” said Ben.

“Our job is to encourage people to see how their business fits with our objectives, and to help them access the funding they need to move ahead with development.”

The Defence and Security Accelerator is a UK Government organisation that funds the development of innovations spanning cyber security and novel materials, to energy storage and regenerative medicine.

The meeting is the first of a series of Business Briefings to be held at Swindon’s new innovation and business hub, the Workshed.

The briefing – which runs from 11am to 12.30pm on Thursday, February 14 – will be followed by a networking opportunity, and visitors will be given the chance to look around the Workshed, which is located at London Street, Swindon, SN1 5DG.

“The Workshed is a great asset for helping new business in Swindon and the surrounding areas” says centre manager Jolyon Rose.

“As well as flexible office space and meetings rooms, there is plenty of space for co-working, networking and connecting with other businesses”.

Businesses can reserve their free spots at the session at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/hidden-funding-top-networking-free-co-working-at-workshed-swindon-tickets-54982048788