Ed is a senior leader at the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory .
A proven national asset, Dstl is an executive agency of the Ministry of Defence (MOD) providing world class expertise and delivering cutting-edge science and technology for the benefit of the nation and allies. Dstl has major sites locally in Fareham, Alverstoke (Gosport) and Salisbury. As part of an unprecedented uplift to the defence budget, Dstl is spending in the region of an extra £1 billion with industry and academia in the 4 financial years (2022-2026) to tackle the threats we face beyond COVID-19. Dstl is also recruiting locally for staff to enable this work.
Ed is delivering the parts of the Dstl strategy that relate to this spending increase, and is delighted that Dstl is working with Venturefest South to enable it to utilise more of the innovation ecosystem of this region.
Ed’s passion is to enable science, technology, engineering and maths to create impact and prosperity across the UK, and has worked in government science since graduating in the late 1990s. Alongside his work at Dstl, Ed is a Visiting Professor at Loughborough University, and a Governor of the University of Winchester.