Jeremy Quin – 2022 Comments on Innovation Fund to Support Ukrainian Military

The comments made by Jeremy Quin, the Defence Procurement Minister, on 30 May 2022.

Since Russia’s brutal invasion UK defence suppliers with active support from MOD and DE&S have taken equipment from desktop ideas to the front line. This £25m plus fund is designed to capture ongoing work and support innovative ideas to meet Ukrainian defence requirements.

Recent months have shown the ingenuity and innovation of the UK defence sector. We want to ensure ongoing creativity is harnessed and directed at key requirements and all companies with a capability that can help are aware of the challenge.