APEX Undersea Challenge

London Tech Bridge

London Tech Bridge

London Tech Bridge

OPPORTUNITY SUPERNODE for the US and UK, accelerating partnerships and connections for mutual benefit.

The London Tech Bridge is a joint U.S. Department of the Navy and U.K. Royal Navy partnership for innovation, development, and acquisition. It serves as a prime network node on the NavalX Tech Bridge network and a critical link for the US Department of the Navy (DoN) and UK Royal Navy (RN). Its aim is to offer an agile interface for academia, industry, and other government organizations to engage with and unlock potential solutions for defense and the public. The Tech Bridge creates and distributes value to all stakeholders through strategic connections and precision efforts. Building on the historic relationship between the two navies, the London Tech Bridge is integral for the two Navies to enhance their current force interoperability to interchangeability.

This vision is being delivered through a portfolio of activity ranging from idea exchange events such as the Tech Session webinars, through to full industry/academia challenge events across the TRL stack. But most importantly is the opportunity for potential partners to be connected with the most appropriate Navy contact to ensure that their ideas, services, and products can bring the greatest value to Sailors and Marines on Operations. A sample of the activities to be undertaken is:

  • Facilitate convergence through Seminars / Forums / Panels
  • Create opportunities through Networking Events
  • Drive innovation through Prize Challenges
  • Enable the next generation through STEM Outreach
  • Identify problem and solution sets through Crowd-sourcing Events
  • Provide access to Lab/Facility space, or RDT&E assets
  • Tackle priority challenges and issues through Hacking Events
  • Identify and Facilitate potential resource opportunities
  • Provide access to DoN & RN operational Sailors and Marines
  • Offer prototype demonstration opportunities in operational exercises & training evolutions
  • Enable partner matching for technology solutions
  • Open opportunities to pitch solutions to DoN & RN leaders
  • Facilitate Investment Showcase Events