Techwatch

Techwatch

Support to the Army with Technology from Industry

The Land Environment Science and Technology Watch programme (S&T Watch) has been launched to give industry an easier route to present their technology to Army HQ. The aim to provide views on state of the art and the art of the possible to potentially support the Army's future capabilities.

We are searching across a broad range of technologies from power and materials to synthetic biology and robotics (see the full list below) - if you believe you can contribute and in the process get your technology backed by the MoD, we'd like to hear from you.

What is S&T Watch?

S&T Watch is a Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) initiative run by Roke on behalf of Army HQ.

Its aim is to discover from industry various technologies to support the future development of land forces in the 2030-2040 timeframe. The programme starts with an 18 month research programme during which time we will present the Army with an overview of technologies that could be exploited to support the requirements for future capability in the Land Environment.

Who is this open to?

We are keen to understand what both industry and academia have to offer.

Ultimately your ideas could be exploited through the Army’s research and experimentation programme (AGILE WARRIOR). Army HQ can conduct its own research and experimentation, so there are potential opportunities for additional exposure of your ideas and products, especially if you have not considered this lucrative market before.

Is my technology of interest?

The aim of the programme is to discover current and future technologies which may be relevant to the Army.

Initial technology themes are:

  • Advanced Printing
    e.g. 3D printing and electronics/components printing
  • Advanced Materials
  • Augmented Human Performance
  • Big Data
  • Communications Technology
  • Position, Navigation and Timing
  • Power
  • Quantum Technologies
  • Robotics and Autonomy
  • Sensors
  • Synthetic Biology

The S&T Watch programme is being run by Roke Manor Research Limited. We have setup a number of ways in which you can find out more information about the programme: