Science and Innovation Knowledge Transfer Zone

The Integrated Review Refresh 2023 updated the government’s security, defence, development and foreign policy priorities to reflect changes in the global context since Integrated Review 2021.

This was followed by the publication of the refreshed Defence Command Paper in July 2023, which sets out how Defence will deliver on the ambitions of the Integrated Review Refresh.

Key Focus

A key focus of the refreshed Defence Command Paper is to secure UK strategic advantage, achieve greater economic and industrial resilience, and contribute to national prosperity.

These aims are to be achieved by investing in people, exploiting innovation in digital, data and science & technology, forging a closer relationship with industry, improving the MOD’s acquisition processes, adopting an activist approach to defence exports, and maximising productivity.


The refreshed Defence Command Paper prioritises research and development, and science and technology, working ever closer with industry to achieve faster pull-through of next-generation capabilities.

It is envisaged closer collaboration between Government and industry will ensure clearer requirements, secure a robust industrial base and resilient supply chains, and enable faster development and fielding of new capabilities.

The Science & Innovation Knowledge Transfer Zone will bring together some of the leading technology organisations to deliver sessions designed to keep you up to date on defence  innovations.