Presentation on theme: "THE GRAND CHALLENGE Dr Paul Hollinshead"— Presentation transcript:
1 THE GRAND CHALLENGE Dr Paul Hollinshead MOD GRAND CHALLENGEscience | innovation | technologyTHE GRAND CHALLENGEDr Paul HollinsheadDirector of Science and Technology PolicySenior Finance Officerscience | innovation | technology
2 MOD providing the showcase for the best of UK innovation MOD GRAND CHALLENGEscience | innovation | technologyGrand Challenge – Showcase of UK InnovationMOD providing the showcase for the best of UK innovationExposure to the mediaExposure to investorsExposure to potential customers
3 Group 1 Teams – Receive MoD funding MOD able to assist some Teams with the cost of their workBudgeted on several funded Teams costing up to few hundred thousand poundsThese will be classed as Group 1 TeamsThese Teams will have to provide a Commercial Proposal in addition to other paperwork
4 Group 1 Teams - Commercial Issues MOD GRAND CHALLENGEscience | innovation | technologyGroup 1 Teams - Commercial IssuesGroup 1Teams must submit a Commercial Proposal and Technical ProposalTwo key parts to Commercial Proposal:Price – must be firm price supported by breakdownResponse to proposed terms and conditionsAssessment of the commercial proposal will focus on value for money in meeting the Grand ChallengeProposed Contract/Terms and Conditions as simple as possibleFull guidance and example contract atSo as we have discussed there are two ways to enter the Grand Challenge, by applying for MoD funding to assist the development of your system as Group 1, or self funded as Group 2. I will first discuss the commercial issues associated with Group 1.Group 1 must submit a Commercial Proposal and Technical ProposalFull guidance on Commercial Proposal atTwo key parts to Commercial Proposal:Price – must be firm price supported by breakdownResponse to proposed terms and conditionsProposed Contract/Terms and Conditions as simple as possible. Please don’t be intimidated by DEFCONs, these are standard contract conditions that the MOD uses to contract and are on the whole quick to read and simple to interpret. Summarys of the most important DEFCONs are included in the Contract Proposal document.An example Contract Template is on website.
5 Group 1 Teams - Intellectual Property Rights MOD GRAND CHALLENGEscience | innovation | technologyGroup 1 Teams - Intellectual Property RightsMoD lets the originator keep the Intellectual Property.The contract gives MoD certain User Rights to the Intellectual Property generated under the contract.Pre-existing Intellectual Property or other proprietary information remains the property of the originator.Intellectual Property Rights details covered in Defence Condition (DEFCON) 705.
6 MOD GRAND CHALLENGEscience | innovation | technologyGroup 2 – Self FundedSelf Funded Teams only need submit a Technical ProposalThese will be classed as Group 2 TeamsIf a Group 2 team is successful in the Grand Challenge MoD will aim to negotiate exploitation of the Intellectual Property
7 Assessment of Technical Proposals The assessment criteria for Technical Proposals are:Innovation Technical Quality Novel System Exploitation Potential
8 How to Enter – the paperwork Two Rules documents:Rules for Participation – structuralRules for the Finale – final eventGuidance for Submission of ProposalsTechnical Proposal (Group 1&2)Commercial Proposal (Group 1 only)All rules and guidance on Website
9 Rules for Participation Single point of contactUK Team Base – must have UK siteNo animalsAdvertising/Promotion – Yes, but inform MoD
10 RULES OF THE FINALE Mike Markin Chief Judge MOD GRAND CHALLENGEscience | innovation | technologyRULES OF THE FINALEMike MarkinChief Judge
11 MOD GRAND CHALLENGEscience | innovation | technologyCopehill Down
12 MOD GRAND CHALLENGEscience | innovation | technologyThe TaskTo conduct a tactical reconnaissance of a designated area within a representative urban environmentTo detect, locate, identify, and report a range of threats within the area.
13 The Threats A marksman operating from a building. MOD GRAND CHALLENGEscience | innovation | technologyThe ThreatsA marksman operating from a building.A generic Improvised Explosive Device.A civilian 4x4 with a mounted heavy weapon.Armed personnel in military style clothing.
14 MOD GRAND CHALLENGEscience | innovation | technologyMarking CriteriaThe maximum number of threats correctly detected, located and identified.The minimum number of false threats declared.The maximum degree of autonomy in information processing.The maximum degree of autonomy in platform operation.
15 The Rewards The R. J. Mitchell Trophy to the outright winner. MOD GRAND CHALLENGEscience | innovation | technologyThe RewardsThe R. J. Mitchell Trophy to the outright winner.Commendations for outstanding innovation or technology.Future Opportunities?
16 THE GRAND CHALLENGE PROJECT MANAGMENT Mr Andy Wallace QGMTechnology Research Programme Leader, Research Acquisition OrganisationProject Manager, Grand Challenge
18 Milestones Team selection Visit to Copehill Down Site Visit Pre-Qualification (Health & Safety)Presentation and Report – At Finale (30 Mins)Finale
19 Closing Date for Entry – 15 May 2007 Top TipsAdvise MoD Project Manager when team formation is complete with Team Leader, Team members and commercial point of contact.Proposal Preparation nowClosing Date for Entry – 15 May 2007
21 THE GRAND CHALLENGE TAKE UP THE OPPORTUNITIES Andy LowDefence Scientific Advisory Council
22 Industry Perspective MOD providing the showcase Over to you to make to best of:Exposure to the mediaExposure to investorsExposure to potential customers
23 Make High Performing Partnerships Industry PerspectiveMake High Performing PartnershipsNetworking opportunity here todayMake use of the surgeries – talk to the MoD people here todayMeet the CHALLENGE
24 Dr Paul Hollinshead – Chair Panel: Mike Markin – Chief Judge Question and AnswersDr Paul Hollinshead – ChairPanel:Mike Markin – Chief JudgeAndy Low - DSACAndy Wallace – Project ManagerPeter Chatwal – Commercial Officer