Ralph Wilkins, Innovation Partner, DASA will brief members on topics including The Defence & Security Accelerator, innovation landscape in defence and giving details on access to mentoring and funding. There will be an opportunity for members to participate in a Q&A. 

Briefing with Ralph Wilkins, Innovation Partner, Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA). 


  • The innovation landscape in defence 
  • The Defence & Security Accelerator
  • Current and upcoming DASA innovation funding 
  • Access to mentoring and finance
  • Regional defence & security clusters and the ideas marketplace 
  • Q&A


Ralph Wilkins

Ralph is an Innovation Partner for the Defence and Security Accelerator responsible for building and maintaining DASA’s relationships with start-ups, SMEs, incubators, accelerators, university innovation and Third Sector organisations in London. 

Following a degree in English, Philosophy and Politics with History, Ralph worked in operational investigative and intelligence fields, running complex fraud and organised crime investigations at HM Customs and Excise and the Serious Organised Crime Agency. 

Ralph then went on to build the Serious Organised Crime Agency’s academic outreach function and further developed the National Crime Agency’s relationships with other government departments and international partners. 

Before joining Dstl, Ralph transformed and ran cross-agency collaboration endeavours while maintaining operational expertise in audio, video and tracking surveillance capabilities and project managing new capabilities in covert forensics.