"JOSCAR has been a trailblazer in enabling collaboration. It is an example of us working together to reduce the complexity of defence procurement for SMEs, by giving you quicker and easier access to our supply chains."

Paul Livingstone, CEO of Lockheed Martin

"JOSCAR Live has offered an opportunity to share our insights, engage with industry leaders, and forge meaningful connections. It has also given us the ability to provide a platform for a number of SMEs to demonstrate examples of valuable and market disrupting innovations to a wide network of potential future customers. This, along with the other engagement opportunities during the event, serve to help strengthen our community and our supply chain."

Neil Jackson, Group Senior Sustainable Procurement Manager - Social Value, BAE Systems

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Feedback from attendees

"The event was brilliant! All of the speakers and panels were completely relevant to our involvement in defence as an SME. The structure of the day, timings, layout and overall presentation reflected an event that has been happening for years - even though this was the first."

"Very well run event providing valuable insights and connections to key Primes."

"The event was super effective. I had more useful conversations during the day than the previous 6 shows I have attended added together."

"Why is collaboration and engagement with SME's so important to Prime contractors?"

Matt Mann, Group Head of Procurement, Babcock International Group

SME Innovation Award results

Judge's winner!

"Glider were delighted to be a part of the inaugural JOSCAR Live conference. It proved to be a real community event and provided us with unparalleled access to key defence sector primes.

The cherry on the cake was winning the Joscar SME Innovation Award, sponsored by BAE Systems. As an SME, the profile this award afforded us was amazing, and we are already in a number of very positive discussions as a result."

Audience's winner!

“What a great day we had at JOSCAR Live 2023. There was an excitement about the event that I have not seen at this type of show before. Well done, Hellios. I will definitely be there next time, it’s a no-brainer!"

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