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.

In 2022, the new Technology Lounge provided 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 included:

  • AI/Machine Learning
  • Augmented Reality
  • Virtual Reality
  • Wearable Tech
  • Haptic technology
View 2022 agenda

View 2022 agenda

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.



  • “My favorite part of IT²EC 2022 is the DisTec theatre where we feature both small and large companies and the amazing technology that is re-defining the cutting edge. If you plan to attend the event in Rotterdam next year, don’t forget to drop by the DisTec Theatre and say hello!”
    James White
    DisTec 2022 Chairperson | Managing Director of The Decision Hall Company & Climate Action Center
  • “DisTec’s focus on innovative tech companies attracted a valuable audience for us to meet. In fact, the DisTec Technology Lounge created an ideal environment for hands-on demonstrations, making all the difference for hardware companies like HaptX.”
    Joe Michaels
    Chief Revenue Officer | HaptX


2022 participants included...


  • Hadean
  • Lockheed Martin
    Epic Games
  • 4GD
  • HaptX
  • Teslasuit/AVRT
  • Vertex
  • DASA
  • US Marine Corps
  • Morgan Innovation & Technology Ltd 
  • Varjo
  • IFtech
  • MAK Technologies
  • NATO
  • Improbable
  • RiVR
  • Microsoft


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.