Join Doug Umbers, interim chief executive of the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl), for this exclusive webinar for Tech UK members.

Dstl, the science inside UK defence and security, is at the forefront of delivering on the Government’s ambitious agenda to secure science superpower status by 2030. 

It is also embarking on its most ambitious agenda to date to develop the best innovative technologies and cutting-edge science to keep the UK safe – spending around an extra £1bn with industry and academia over the next four years. 

Mr Umbers has also directly appealed to individuals and organisations across the science and technology community to consider working with Dstl, especially those who have not thought about working with defence and security before. 

Dstl is prioritising funding research in industry and academia across AI, space, cyber, autonomy, emerging technologies and other capabilities for the MOD and Government. 

Dstl is a proven defence asset, but we can only deliver on this exciting agenda by working with the best of the science and technology community from all sectors.  

We are offering unprecedented opportunities in funding, access to world-class expertise and advice, access to users, access to inside knowledge, a deep operational understanding, and access to partners who can help you develop, exploit, and commercialise your innovations.

The format of the event will be as follows:

  • Matt Albans, Chair of the Defence & Research Technology Forum, will introduce Doug Umbers, Interim Chief Executive, DSTL
  • Doug Umbers will give a short presentation
  • Matt will ask Doug some questions and start an interactive discussion
  • The floor will then be open for wider Q&A
Fred Sugden

Fred Sugden

Associate Director, Defence and National Security, techUK

Freddie MacSwiney

Programme Manager - Defence and Cyber, techUK

Raya Tsolova

Programme Manager, National Security, techUK