DisTec | Disruptive Technology


About DisTec

Thanks to the development of simulated or synthetic training capabilities, the last decade has brought about significant changes in the way personnel are trained. Barriers to the effectiveness, use and integration of these technologies still exist and – although the military training establishment have been restricted to a degree in their speed to leverage available technologies – the landscape is now changing.

An increasing number of game-changing solutions are coming from start-up companies and cross-sector technology transfer, providing fresh competition to the well-established primes in training and simulation. With smaller budgets to showcase their solutions, new market entrants rely on the cutting-edge tech to speak for itself.

View 2020 agenda

DisTec offers an engaging live theatre and demo area on the IT²EC showfloor. Take a look at confirmed sessions.

Breaking the boundaries of training and simulation

DisTec provides an exciting showfloor experience at IT²EC, exploring disruptive technology solutions re-shaping the future of training and simulation in military and civil domains. It invites thought-leaders to present research and pioneering exhibitors to host live product demos in the DisTec theatre. Areas covered will include:

  • Wearable Technology
  • Virtual Reality 
  • Augmented Reality 
  • 5G 
  • AI/Machine Learning 
  • Autonomous Systems/Robotics
  • Cognitive Enhancement 

Looking for inspiration? Presentation materials from DisTec 2019 can be found here

Participants who have confirmed for DisTec 2020 include:

  • jHub Defence Innovation
  • Optios
  • XPI Simulations
  • VRAI
  • RiVR 
  • BIOS Health 
  • Cambridge Quantum Computing 
  • HoloMe
  • Bodytrak  
  • Curvestone 


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2019 participants included...

  • Area 9
  • DASA, UK MoD
  • Defence Innovation Greenhouse
  • Gamification Nation Ltd
  • HeroSight
  • Improbable 
  • Leonardo Company
  • QinetiQ
  • Royal Netherlands Army Simulation Centre
  • Teslasuit
  • University College London
  • VT Mak

Ready to disrupt?

The DisTec show-floor area features a number of exhibition and demo opportunities for organisations to showcase their latest and greatest innovations. To discuss availability or how you can contribute to the DisTec content programme, please enquire now.


  • “ITEC is such an important event for the military simulation community. From the first contact, to the information passed by email, the way we were received and everything we experienced was incredible. Congratulations on the event and I hope to be present again next year.”
    Alexandre Villarmosa
    Lt Commander, Brazilian Navy
  • “ITEC is important for a mixture of reasons. It is a really good engagement platform for customers, partners and suppliers so we can understand where we are going, what we have got right and where we need to improves further into. It also provides visibility of what everyone else is doing.”
    Alison Heminsley
    Simulation & Training Technologist, BAE Systems
  • “DisTec brings together industry from all parts of the world and gives us an opportunity to showcase what we can do and understand more what they can do for us. We met lots of interesting companies.”
    Lucy Mason
    Head of Defence & Security Accelerator (DASA), UK MoD
  • “ITEC is Europe's most important event in modelling & simulation-based training and education for military, civilian defence and societal security. It raises awareness, conveys knowledge and promotes networking among professionals.”
    Dr Arne Norlander
    LtCol (Retd), CEO, NORSECON AB
  • “The show is successful for us and really great to meet our international customers. Our stand is very crowded all the time.”
    Hans Lindgren
    Head of Business Development, Saab