02 September 2015
On 2 September, the EDGE UK welcomed the Rt Hon Stephen Crabb MP, Secretary of State for Wales, and the Rt Hon Anna Soubry MP, Minister for Small Business, Industry and Enterprise.
The Secretary of State and Minister were visiting to learn more about the Company’s Research and Development (R&D) hub, known as EDGE UK, which brings together small-and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), large corporations, academia and government to work collaboratively with General Dynamics UK to develop innovative products that meet customers’ current and future requirements. Since its inception in 2008, EDGE UK has undertaken more than 100 collaborative projects, with a significant number resulting in products being introduced into service with the UK Armed Forces.
During their visit, the Ministers met current EDGE UK participants, Dr Shahid Mian and Professor Khalid Al-Begain, who represent ITSUS Consulting and the University of South
Wales respectively, and discussed how their engagement with the research hub has opened doors to new opportunities in the UK defence sector.