Cranfield University Defence and Security has become a member of a network which links businesses in the defence and security sector.

The EDGE® Innovation Network is a collaborative, open-environment initiative enabling industry and academia, with government input, to work together to enhance the delivery cycle of new technologies and innovative capabilities to military personnel, law enforcement and first responders.

Cranfield Defence and Security Director, Simon Harwood said: “We are delighted to join the EDGE innovation network where our world-leading academic expertise in military and security will enable science and technology innovations to be put into use.

In joining the EDGE® Innovation Network, Cranfield Defence and Security will work with other like-minded organisations and individuals to accelerate the development of new technologies and innovations for the military and emergency services.

Pete Palmer, director of the EDGE Innovation Network said, “The global network of EDGE Innovation Centers offer an ecosystem for the rapid development of technologies, products and systems that close capability gaps for government end users.

Current network member, In Motion Technology, Inc has used the Edge Innovation Network to make sure that WiFi technology is meeting the needs of emergency response personnel.

General Dynamics Mission Systems is the lead technology partner of the EDGE Innovation Network. There are 18 EDGE Innovation Centers worldwide and over 500 EDGE members.

EDGE Innovation Network

About Cranfield University

Cranfield University is a specialist postgraduate university that is a global leader for education and transformational research in technology and management.

Defence and Security

Cranfield University is one of the world's leading universities for defence and security education, research and consultancy.

Our staff and facilities are at the forefront of their fields, offering a diverse range of capabilities from energetics and forensic sciences to international stabilisation and cyber security.

Cranfield provides specialist knowledge to industry, security and emergency services, military, governments and NGOs, underpinning defence and security sector reform around the world. As a postgraduate academic provider to the UK’s Ministry of Defence, we offer a unique gateway to delivering practical education and solutions that make a real difference to the lives of military, security and civilian personnel.