The Grand Final


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

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

Register now to secure your virtual seat. If you are unable to join us, the final will be available to view on demand.

View shortlisted entries


Each finalist will be given a 10-minute slot to 'pitch' their innovation and answer questions from the judges. This will be accompanied by a series of keynote addresses from guest speakers.

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

Provisional running order

15:00-15:10 - Opening address from James White, Defence Innovation Greenhouse (Head Judge)
15:10-15:20 - Guest speaker address
15:20-15:30 - Pitch from finalist 1
15:30-15:40 - Pitch from finalist 2
15:40-15:50 - Pitch from finalist 3
15:50-16:00 - Guest speaker address
16:00 - Winners announced
16:15 - Closing Remarks

About the DisTec Challenge

The DisTec Challenge offers the military and civil protection communities the opportunity to demonstrate their recent technological advances within training, education or simulation. We have assembled an expert panel to evaluate and assess entries in a competitive 'digital' environment.

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 will proceed to the Grand Final - broadcast as a free-to-attend webinar on Wednesday 27 January 2021. 

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

More information

Register to watch the Grand Final

Please note:

  • By submitting the form below, you will be automatically registered for the Grand Final. If you are unable to join us, the final will be available on demand. You will receive joining instructions via email.
  • While registering, you can submit a People's Choice Award vote for your first, second and third choice, but multiple votes for the same organisation will not be counted.
  • One submission is permitted per person. Please do not vote multiple times, it will not be counted.