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Marine enterprise innovation Scotland Conference

24 January 2018
Hundreds of delegates will gather at Glasgow’s University of Strathclyde today to attend the second Maritime Enterprise Innovation Scotland Conference (MEISC).

Sponsored by Rear Admiral John Weale, Flag Officer Scotland and Northern Ireland and Assistant Chief of Naval Staff Submarines, the Conference aims to create an open forum for Navy, industry and academia to collaborate and drive innovation through research.

This year’s MEISC will feature two challenges set by the Royal Navy in collaboration with the MOD’s Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA), and centred around improving the ability for unmanned and autonomous systems to operate underwater. 

The challenges are:

  • The provision of low power and high accuracy underwater navigation systems
  • Underwater vehicle energy management and energy scavenging systems. 
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Developers of any technologies taken on are set to receive between £40,000 - £100,000 funding take forward their proposals along with technical support and retention of intellectual property rights.

A series of key note speakers from the military, industry and academia will also feature at the MEISC, as well as numerous displays demonstrating areas of research and future maritime capabilities.

For more on the DASA Open Call for Innovation visit:

Follow the Conference on Twitter by using #MEISC.

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