The Grand Final


Wednesday 27 January 2021 | 15:00-16:30 GMT.

The DisTec Challenge Grand Final was broadcast live as a free-to-attend webinar on Wednesday 27 January 2021.

To find out who were the winners of the DisTec Challenge and the People's Choice Award, please view the Grand Final on demand.

If you have any issues accessing the webinar, please contact our team.

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Each finalist was given a 10-minute slot to 'pitch' their innovation and answer questions from the judges. This was accompanied by a series of keynote addresses from Brigadier General Dieter Kohl.

Our judges then announced their overall winner, along with the recipient of the People's Choice Award (determined by an online public vote).

Running order

15:00-15:14 - Opening address from James White, Defence Innovation Greenhouse (Head Judge)
15:15-15:27 - Pitch from Ramp Global Technology, followed by judges Q&A
1528:-15:40 - Pitch from multiSIM BV, followed by judges Q&A
15:41-15:53 - Pitch from Hadean, followed by judges Q&A
15:54-16:11 - Guest speaker - Brigadier General Dieter Kohl, German Army (Supreme Allied Commander Transformation, Innovation Champion)
16:12-16:17 - Summary of judges feedback
16:17-16:20 - Winners of DisTec Challenge and People's Choice Award announced
16:20-16:25 - Closing Remarks

About the DisTec Challenge

The DisTec Challenge offered the military and civil protection communities the opportunity to demonstrate their recent technological advances within training, education or simulation. By evaluating and assessing all the entries our panel of expert judges then decided who would make it through to the Grand Final as finalists.

All qualifying entries are displayed on the DisTec Challenge website, creating a showcase of emerging solutions. The highest scoring entries, as determined by our judging panel proceeded to the Grand Final - broadcasted as a free-to-attend webinar on Wednesday 27 January 2021. 

Both winning organisations received a complimentary exhibition stand at the next edition of DisTec, or equivalent discount on conference/networking tickets, worth up to £4,000.

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