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Defence: Innovation

Question for Ministry of Defence

UIN 909204, tabled on 7 March 2017

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps he is taking to encourage innovation in the defence industry.

Answered on

13 March 2017

With an equipment plan worth £178 billion over 10 years and a rising defence budget, there are great opportunities for innovative suppliers.

We are spending up to 20% of our science and technology budget on game-changing research, creating a 10-year £800 million innovation fund and have established a defence and security accelerator.

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