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Accelerating collaboration in Defense & Aerospace

Making valuable progress in Defense & Aerospace requires companies to strike a balance between building a competitive advantage, working with new and exciting partners, and sustainability considerations: all while continuing to innovate.

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“Using open innovation helped us close the miles between us and potential solutions. With Solvers from the other side of the world, it’s unlikely we ever would have found them without partnering with Wazoku on this Challenge.”

Janelle Aitken, Acting Director Operations Support at the Defence Technology Agency

Defense and Aerospace

Providing smarter options for innovation in the Defense and Aerospace Sector

The modern world has seen the threats which defense organizations protect people against become more unpredictable and complex. A landscape like that requires defense and aerospace companies be proactive in seeking preventions to their issues, rather than cures.

All the while, organizations are being asked to do more with less budget. In this scenario, Continuous Improvement is a great way of innovating with a reduced budget. It’s now about being smarter with your resources. Cross-Sector innovation in this sector has proven hugely effective in supporting innovation that is quicker, cheaper, and better than ever before. A defense agenda built in this way will be stronger for longer.

By remaining relevant into the future, the Culture of Innovation that Wazoku will help you to build shores up capabilities. It means that any defense or aerospace organization can effectively tackle Sustainability problems, manage the development of new Products or Services that builds vital advantage, and leverage insights that further Research into the next big thing: all from one, central platform.

Having set up programs and connected partners throughout the defense and security industry – whether these be military branches, aerospace agencies, or intelligence businesses – Wazoku has a long history of helping defense and aerospace produce innovation that drives real value.

NZDF Customer Story

NZDF Leverage insights with Wazoku Crowd

To optimize operations, every organization needs to make sure that its equipment works. Without functioning machinery, most of the work of defense and security companies becomes unachievable. The New Zealand Defence Force recognized this as part of a plan to limit the effects of biofouling on naval vessels.

By leveraging the insights of the Wazoku Crowd, an issue that had the potential to severely reduce the lifespan of vital military equipment had a working solution within months. Scouting for novel solutions in this way illustrates the benefit of open innovation, as it meant the NZDF didn’t have to divert resource that was needed elsewhere.

Using open innovation helped us close the miles between us and potential solutions. With Solvers from the other side of the world, it’s unlikely we ever would have found them without partnering with Wazoku on this Challenge.

Janelle Aitken, Acting Director Operations Support at the Defence Technology Agency
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MOD Webinar

Hosting Cross-Sector Challenges with Wazoku

An industry that relies so heavily on security may not be the best place to try and encourage Cross-Sector collaboration. However, as the UK Ministry of Defence found when it used Wazoku to host innovation Challenges that brought together organizations from industries outside of defense and security, this collaborative approach can deliver brilliant innovation outcomes.

In this webinar – co-hosted by Stuart Laws, Assistant Head of the Defence Innovation Directorate at the MOD – viewers learn how defense and security organizations can overcome barriers to innovation, develop a culture of innovation, and foster the cross-sector partnerships that drive lasting progress.

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