Maritime Enterprise Innovation Scotland Conference

To maintain its world class capabilities in the years ahead the Royal Navy will require even greater industrial partnership and innovation throughout the supply chain.  This fact is recognised in the Defence Enterprise approach adopted in the Strategic Defence and Security Review published autumn 2015.

The Royal Navy plans to move its submarine capability to Faslane, all 11 submarines will be based at HMNB Clyde from 2020 which will result in the number of people employed at the base rising from 6,800 people to 8,200 people.

Sponsored by Rear Admiral John Weale (Flag Officer Scotland and Northern Ireland and Assistant Chief of Naval Staff Submarines), the Maritime Enterprise Innovation and Research activities aim to create an open forum for Navy, Industry and Academia to collaborate and drive innovation through research.

University of Strathclyde supported the Royal Navy in hosting the inaugural Maritime Enterprise Innovation Conference Scotland on 8th December 2016.  The conference brought together c.275 delegates from the Royal Navy, government, academia and industry to discuss innovation and innovative ideas, improve links and collaboration opportunities, share Defence ways of working and highlight the growth of innovation in Scotland across Industry.  The conference speakers included Harriet Baldwin MP (Minister of Defence Procurement), Vice Admiral Jonathan Woodcock (Second Sea Lord & Deputy Chief of Naval Staff), Prof Sir Jim McDonald (University of Strathclyde Principal) and Prof Sir John Pethica (Science Foundation Ireland professor of material science at Trinity College, Dublin, Chief Scientific Advisor at the UK’s National Physical Laboratory).

MEISC2017 will be held on the 24th January 2018 will have a theme of ‘The Underwater Environment’.  The conference aims to build on MEISC2016 and is being developed in conjunction with the Maritime Enterprise Innovation and Research partners and the Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA).  MEISC aims to bring together Users, SMEs, Tier1 Industry partners, DASA and Defence Innovation funding such that a clear exploitation path can be developed to solve/assist solving complex maritime problems in the underwater environment through creativity and collaboration.

To register interest and receive further details please email [email protected]



Jan 24 2018


9:00 am - 5:00 pm


Technology and Innovation Centre
University of Strathclyde, 99 George Street,
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