Disruptive Technology


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 in military and civil domains.

The new Technology Lounge provides hands-on experience of emerging solutions, while thought-leaders and pioneering exhibitors are invited to present research and host live demos in the DisTec Theatre. Topic areas covered include:

  • AI/Machine Learning
  • Augmented Reality
  • Virtual Reality
  • Wearable Tech
  • Haptic technology
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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.


  • “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
    Former Head of Defence & Security Accelerator (DASA), UK MoD
  • "The Technology Lounge allows visitors to have hands-on demos with cutting edge virtual environments and learning systems. We have hand-picked technologies that we predict are going to be very important in the coming years."
    Alex Harvey
    Creative Director, RiVR


Previous participants include...

  • Area 9
  • BIOS Health 
  • Bodytrak  
  • Cambridge Quantum Computing 
  • Curvestone 
  • DASA, UK MoD
  • Defence Innovation Greenhouse
  • Gamification Nation Ltd
  • HeroSight
  • HoloMe
  • Improbable 
  • jHub Defence Innovation
  • Leonardo Company
  • Optios
  • QinetiQ
  • RiVR 
  • Royal Netherlands Army Simulation Centre
  • Teslasuit
  • University College London
  • VRAI
  • VT Mak
  • XPI Simulations

Are you ready to disrupt?

The DisTec showfloor 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.

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Looking for inspiration?

Take a look at some of the presentation slides from the inaugural DisTec Theatre in 2019.