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Entries closed for the 2020 Defence Sustainability Challenge - More information soon!

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Entries closed for the 2020 Defence Sustainability Challenge - More information soon!

2020 Defence Sustainability Challenge - Delivering digitally-enabled and integrated support without costing the Earth

The Ministry of Defence (MOD) is committed to assisting UK efforts to meet the net zero carbon target for 2050. However, and uniquely, MOD must work within the constraints of its Equipment Plan and the challenges posed by legacy assets with planned lengthy in-service lifespans.

To achieve a force that can fulfil its role in an increasingly contested and degraded operating environment whilst reducing its carbon footprint, Defence must consider alternative approaches to delivering its outputs whilst meeting imposed legislative requirements.  (For relevant links see Key word: Sustainable Development - Zero Carbon)

The Joint Information Group Vanguard (JIG-V) is seeking radical proposals that identify areas where Defence could achieve reductions in environmental footprint, whilst still achieving its objectives. This could be through new technologies, innovations in policy, process or procedure, or through other previously unexplored options.

The more radical the better!

Team Defence are inviting groups or individuals from Academia, MOD and Industry to submit their ideas in the form of 1 PowerPoint slide. Submissions can contain any media required to share your idea including text, diagrams, audio and video.

Please send your submissions to no later than 3rd February 2020.

Ten of the most-promising ideas will be selected to pitch to Senior Defence personnel and other VIPs at the LOGNET 20 Defence Logistics Conference to be held from 12-13 March 2020.

The finalists will be offered support and connections from Academia, Dstl and MOD to develop and finalise their ideas before they are invited to present to a panel of senior judges from UK MOD who will assess the entries and select the most innovative proposal.

          The winner will be awarded a cash prize of £1000

Team Defence Information are grateful to Harmonic for sponsoring this year's competition. Harmonic have been central to operational Support chain improvement in MOD for over a decade. They are now helping lead the way in Business Modernisation for Support and digital transformation. The sustainability challenge fits perfectly with the Company’s new Social Value Agenda.

Added: 21st February 2019