Centre
Defence
Enterprise
for

@dstlmod #dstlcde
Guidance for
completing CDE
research proposals
Bruce Hardie - CDE Technology Manager
12 December 2013
Your feedback
Proposal content
Proposal format
Exemplars

12 December 2013

© Crown copyright 2013 Dstl
Presentation aims
“Square the circle”

Content & Format
Fit with the PAF

© Crown Copyright MOD 2011
What are we looking for?

5 Key Factors
The Idea
Clarity!!!

Innovation!!!
Low TRLs
The Idea
Science
History
Proposal = Contract
The Idea
Defence Users

Scenario
Conditions of use
The Idea
Multiple uses

Limitations
Graphics
The Idea
Capabilities

Improvements
YOUR vision!!!
The Idea
UNCLASSIFIED
The Benefit
Valued benefit(s)
Significant levels
Commitment
The Benefit
Wider applications
Large businesses
Performance
The Benefit
Wider applications
Large businesses
Performance
The Benefit
Measurements
Justification
High-level VFM
The Impact
Game changing?

Push boundaries!
Barriers
The Impact
“Acid Test”

YOUR vision
The Impact
Benefits

Body of Evidence
Roadmap
The Impact
Benefits

Body of Evidence
Roadmap
The Approach
Strong outputs
Clear descriptions
Logical/progressive
The Approach
Time & resources

Dependencies
Credibility
The Approach
Access to facilities
GFX

Assumptions
The Approach
Ethics
The Deliverables
Clear offerings

Differences – rivals
Performance
CDE Assessment

Performance
Assessment
Framework (PAF)
CDE Assessment
On-line links

PAF Guide
All Competitions
CDE Assessment
Operational Relevance

HIGH impact
Likelihood of Exploitation
Make it happen

Delivery
Building Critical S&T for UK
Future capabilities

Future visions
Scientific Quality/Innovation
Innovative science
Feasibility
Technical Risk
Assess feasibility
De-risk decisions
Push S&T limits
Great proposals!
Evidence required

Contribution
Online bid submission
Portal – one route

Low overheads
Control of IP
Getting started
Christine Located in HUB
Technical tabs - advice
Options
Use carefully..
(ANY) option
Proposal - Front Cover
Title
Innovation Desc.
Careful thought
Military Scenario
Where used?

Multiple Uses?
Constraints
Military Organisation

Land – Sea – Air?
Type of role
Activities
Military Capability
Do we need it?
Performance
How measured?
Attachments
Complexity
1mb max
MS Word format
Requirements
Functions

 

Steps
Diagrams
Solution
Logical/progressive

Scientific Principles
Diagrams.
Solution
History

Stand-alone
Assessors shoes…
Critical Parameters
Availability

Barriers
Openness
Performance Assessment
Experimentation
Detailed design

Reliable data
Performance Assessment
Experimentation
Detailed design

Reliable data
Performance Assessment
Builds confidence
Intellectual Capital
Ownership of IP

Level of maturity
Approach
Stakeholder Management
Other stakeholders

Downstream
Stakeholder map
Contract Scenario
Planned activities

Future vision
Attachments!
Supply Organisation
Who's involved?

Alliances
Don’t rely on GFX..
Supply Capability
Resources?
Other GFX!
Commercial routes
Resource Scheduling
Known FY “bug”
Be specific!
Overheads
Contracting Terms
Contract Type
Justify choice
Reasonable Profit
Deliverables
Clearly defined

Clear links
Payment Schedules
Advanced funding
Stage Payments
Contract set up
Final reminders!
The 5 key factors!

Clear & concise!
Use (ANY) option
Final reminders!
Innovation Desc.

On-line form
Graphics
Final reminders!
Avoid GFX
Early submissions!
Contract set up
Proposal health check
Proof read
Remove ambiguity
Weed out TLAs!
Effective proposals
Content
PAF

Structure
Questions?
Centre for Defence Enterprise
01235 438445

cde@dstl.gov.uk
www.science.mod.uk/enterprise
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CDE creating effective proposals

  1. 1. Centre Defence Enterprise for @dstlmod #dstlcde
  2. 2. Guidance for completing CDE research proposals Bruce Hardie - CDE Technology Manager 12 December 2013
  3. 3. Your feedback Proposal content Proposal format Exemplars 12 December 2013 © Crown copyright 2013 Dstl
  4. 4. Presentation aims “Square the circle” Content & Format Fit with the PAF © Crown Copyright MOD 2011
  5. 5. What are we looking for? 5 Key Factors
  6. 6. The Idea Clarity!!! Innovation!!! Low TRLs
  7. 7. The Idea Science History Proposal = Contract
  8. 8. The Idea Defence Users Scenario Conditions of use
  9. 9. The Idea Multiple uses Limitations Graphics
  10. 10. The Idea Capabilities Improvements YOUR vision!!!
  11. 11. The Idea UNCLASSIFIED
  12. 12. The Benefit Valued benefit(s) Significant levels Commitment
  13. 13. The Benefit Wider applications Large businesses Performance
  14. 14. The Benefit Wider applications Large businesses Performance
  15. 15. The Benefit Measurements Justification High-level VFM
  16. 16. The Impact Game changing? Push boundaries! Barriers
  17. 17. The Impact “Acid Test” YOUR vision
  18. 18. The Impact Benefits Body of Evidence Roadmap
  19. 19. The Impact Benefits Body of Evidence Roadmap
  20. 20. The Approach Strong outputs Clear descriptions Logical/progressive
  21. 21. The Approach Time & resources Dependencies Credibility
  22. 22. The Approach Access to facilities GFX Assumptions
  23. 23. The Approach Ethics
  24. 24. The Deliverables Clear offerings Differences – rivals Performance
  25. 25. CDE Assessment Performance Assessment Framework (PAF)
  26. 26. CDE Assessment On-line links PAF Guide All Competitions
  27. 27. CDE Assessment
  28. 28. Operational Relevance HIGH impact
  29. 29. Likelihood of Exploitation Make it happen Delivery
  30. 30. Building Critical S&T for UK Future capabilities Future visions
  31. 31. Scientific Quality/Innovation Innovative science Feasibility
  32. 32. Technical Risk Assess feasibility De-risk decisions Push S&T limits
  33. 33. Great proposals! Evidence required Contribution
  34. 34. Online bid submission Portal – one route Low overheads Control of IP
  35. 35. Getting started Christine Located in HUB
  36. 36. Technical tabs - advice Options Use carefully.. (ANY) option
  37. 37. Proposal - Front Cover Title Innovation Desc. Careful thought
  38. 38. Military Scenario Where used? Multiple Uses? Constraints
  39. 39. Military Organisation Land – Sea – Air? Type of role Activities
  40. 40. Military Capability Do we need it? Performance How measured?
  41. 41. Attachments Complexity 1mb max MS Word format
  42. 42. Requirements Functions   Steps Diagrams
  43. 43. Solution Logical/progressive Scientific Principles Diagrams.
  44. 44. Solution History Stand-alone Assessors shoes…
  45. 45. Critical Parameters Availability Barriers Openness
  46. 46. Performance Assessment Experimentation Detailed design Reliable data
  47. 47. Performance Assessment Experimentation Detailed design Reliable data
  48. 48. Performance Assessment Builds confidence
  49. 49. Intellectual Capital Ownership of IP Level of maturity Approach
  50. 50. Stakeholder Management Other stakeholders Downstream Stakeholder map
  51. 51. Contract Scenario Planned activities Future vision Attachments!
  52. 52. Supply Organisation Who's involved? Alliances Don’t rely on GFX..
  53. 53. Supply Capability Resources? Other GFX! Commercial routes
  54. 54. Resource Scheduling Known FY “bug” Be specific! Overheads
  55. 55. Contracting Terms Contract Type Justify choice Reasonable Profit
  56. 56. Deliverables Clearly defined Clear links
  57. 57. Payment Schedules Advanced funding Stage Payments Contract set up
  58. 58. Final reminders! The 5 key factors! Clear & concise! Use (ANY) option
  59. 59. Final reminders! Innovation Desc. On-line form Graphics
  60. 60. Final reminders! Avoid GFX Early submissions! Contract set up
  61. 61. Proposal health check Proof read Remove ambiguity Weed out TLAs!
  62. 62. Effective proposals Content PAF Structure
  63. 63. Questions? Centre for Defence Enterprise 01235 438445 cde@dstl.gov.uk www.science.mod.uk/enterprise

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