Presentation, reflection and anticipation of the questions: How can Innovation make Switzerland safer?
How does the Swiss Ecosystem for Defence Innovation look like? Are we optimally organized to facilitate and support innovation in areas, technological and other, that are critical for security?
There are opportunities to consider and maybe things to change to better protect the know-how build in our universities and start-ups, as they are creating the building blocks of tomorrow technological disruptions.
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08:30 Registration & Coffee
09:45 Panel 1 – Defence Innovation
How innovation is organised within the armed forces can be influenced by the requirements and the missions the forces have to fulfill. Given the size of the country, the economical and political organisation, different solutions can be contemplated.
Language: English (Live-Übersetzung in Deutsch wird bereitgestellt.)
11:30 Panel 2 – Defence Innovation in Switzerland
As a clear consequence of the academic system and institutional stability, Switzerland is presented as innovative in many areas. To what extent do these innovations benefit the country’s defence and security?
Language: German (Live translation in english will be provided.)
12:45 Lunch & Networking
Live presentations and demonstrations of innovative products will take place inside and outside of the building (weather allowing). Don’t hesitate to interact with your neighbour!
Demonstration by Wingtra of a VTOL (Vertical Take Off and Landing) drone flight with image capture.
Where?: Public parking on the other side of the road
15:30 Conclusions and Way Forward
17:00 End of the day
The event is free of charge
Registration is MANDATORY
Registration deadline: November 4th 2019
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Innovation at armasuisse S+T
The Cyber-Defence Campus represents the link between VBS, industry, academy and hacker communities in all cyber-relevant topics through its broad know-how and its international competence network.
The CYD Campus will work closely with academic institutions such as ETHZ and EPFL to keep pace with the rapid developments and threats in the cyber field.
Wherever possible, industry will also be involved.
Swiss Drone and Robotics Centre
The ‘Swiss Drone and Robotics Centre‘ (SDRZ for short) of armasuisse in cooperation with the Swiss Armed Forces has extensive expertise and infrastructure for testing and evaluating unmanned systems and robots, especially for their use in security and defence.
The centre bundles competences for the assessment of opportunities and risks of unmanned systems for applications on the ground and in the air as well as for their defence. This is done by our own specialists and a broad network of experts via numerous national and international research projects and cooperations.