Collaboration opens door for Cumbrian businesses in Defence and other industries

27th October 2022

An event will take place in Cumbria next month to help Cumbrian businesses access opportunities in Defence and other industries.

iSH (Industrial Solutions Hub) has joined forces with FIS360 and the Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) to share how businesses can work with them.

Attendees will also be able to find out what funding opportunities are available to work across different industry sectors.

The “Innovation for the future – right here, right now” event takes place at Rosehill Theatre, Whitehaven on Tuesday, November 8, 10am start.

Delegates will hear from a range of speakers, including Jonathan Jones, Innovation Partner, Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA), for a discussion on what opportunities in Defence mean for Cumbrian businesses.

DASA finds and funds exploitable innovation to support UK defence and security quickly and effectively, and support UK prosperity. DASA’s vision is for the UK to have strategic advantage through the most innovative defence and security capabilities in the world, welcoming ideas from innovators small and large, providing support to those who have not previously worked with Government.

FIS360 is a Cumbria-based SME formed in 2013. The company has an exceptional reputation for designing and delivering successful innovation programmes and for helping small businesses and organisations through the challenges of technology commercialisation. Independent and international, the work of FIS360 extends across the UK and Europe with activities in North America and previously as far as the Middle East. Its engagement extends across many industrial sectors including nuclear, chemical processing, computer modelling, robotics, renewables.

There will be a Q&A session featuring all the speakers and a chance to book 1-1 sessions after a networking lunch.

John Maddison, Managing Director of iSH, said: “Collaboration and innovation are key to the Cumbrian business community maximising opportunities to grow and diversify in a range of sectors and across different regions.

“By working alongside DASA and FIS360, we are delighted to bring these opportunities to Cumbria and provide opportunities for businesses to learn about how they can work with different industries.

“We know there are amazing businesses in Cumbria achieving brilliant results and we want to give as many organisations as possible opportunities to grow and build an even more sustainable business ecosystem across the county.

“We hope to spark that conversation by bringing opportunities to their doorstep and giving business leaders a chance to discuss how these opportunities might have a positive impact on their business, their people and their community.”

Businesses are invited to register for the event on Eventbrite