Work With Us

The UKDSC gives every part of the UK value chain the opportunity to be part of a world-first step change in how industry, government and academia work together

The Team UK approach offers customers a way of benefiting from the full breadth of UK defence and security capabilities through working in partnership to meet emerging defence and security needs.

Team UK

The Team UK approach offers customers a way of benefiting from the full breadth of UK defence and security capabilities through working in partnership to meet emerging defence and security needs.

The UKDSC brings key parts of the UK value chain together to respond differently, more cohesively and more innovatively to customers’ needs and doesn’t champion particular companies. It’s a simple approach, based on trust, integrity and respect. And it sets the UK apart.

The UKDSC works with the best of the UK including, Small and medium-sized enterprises, industry, academia and the UK Government all to create tailored world-class defence capabilities, technologies, services and even business models in the pre-competitive space

What’s in it for your organisation?

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Working with the UKDSC:

  • Stimulates global awareness of organisations’ skills and capabilitiesProvides open access to other innovations and possibilities for partnership.
  • Serves as a forum for the free exchange of advice and guidance.
  • In addition to the significant benefits set out above, being part of a UKDSC Community of Interest makes it easier to do business with everyone else in the value chain.
  • Using the inclusive “Team UK” approach, the UKDSC first assesses a customer’s needs, then matches these needs with the considerable skills, capabilities and talent in the UK value chain – creating the ideal team.

Accessing the UKDSC – Get Started

Organisations can get access to a range of UKDSC publications like the UKDSC Strategy document, marketing material and video publications.

Organisations can apply to come to the UKDSC to use the ICE Lab and gain access to the Market Intelligence Cell.

Associate Members

Strong candidates for Associate member status would be those who can demonstrate they are major/critical suppliers to the MoD, UK based and with a broad range of capabilities.

Companies may join the UKDSC as an associate member if they are prepared to commit resources to assist the operation of the UKDSC on an enduring basis.

Communities of Interest

The UKDSC will encourage broad participation in its activities on a case-by case basis. Companies may become recognised members of a community of interest if they an interest and a desire to become involved in a specific activity.

To qualify as a member of a community of interest the company must be UK based and contribute to UKDSC output.

UKDSC Community of Interest participants may be required to sign an NDA.

The UKDSC has established Communities of Interest (CoI’s) for a number of different workstreams:

  • Training
  • Interoperable CIS (Previously UK Defence Communications)
  • Persistent Surveillance
  • Support to Indigenous Capability Development
  • Maritime

If your organisation is interested in applying to be a member of a Community of Interest (COI), download and complete this COI application form and return it to the UKDSC.