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National security

techUK's National Security programme aims to lead debate on new and emerging technologies which present opportunities to strengthen UK national security, but also expose vulnerabilities which threaten it. Through a variety of market engagement and policy activities, it assesses the capability of these technologies against various national security threats, developing thought-leadership on topics such as procurement, innovation, diversity and skills.

National Security programme activity

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News, views and opportunities


Event round-ups


Consultation responses and reports


HMGCC Co-Creation Security Challenges

HMGCC Co-Creation is a partnership with DSTL (Defence Science and Technology Laboratory), created to deliver a new, bold and innovative way of working with the wider UK science and technology community. We bring together the best in class across industry, academia and Government, to work collaboratively on National Security Engineering challenges and accelerate innovation. Co-Creation is the front door to the HMGCC technology eco-system.

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Member contributions

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National Security groups

Our members currently lead the following workstreams.



National Security Committee

The National Security Committee exists to drive and govern the work of the techUK National Security Programme. It is comprised of senior representatives from strategically important companies active in National Security markets and policy areas across the UK. Its focus is to address the strategic-level security concerns that impact the UK tech sector, and providing a forum for the Government’s national security community to engage with technology suppliers on industry engagement opportunities.


Security and Public Safety SME Forum

The Security and Public Safety SME Forum seeks to include a broad grouping of different SME companies working in the National Security and Justice & Emergency Services sectors.

National Security updates

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National Security programme team

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact our team. We'd be happy to help you out.

Raya Tsolova

Programme Manager, techUK

Fred Sugden

Fred Sugden

Associate Director, Defence and National Security, techUK

Tracy Modha

Team Assistant - Markets, techUK

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