Collaborating on cutting edge technologies for the defence and security markets.
Smiths Detection opens a new office within the I-Hub at Imperial College London's White City Campus, to work more closely with their network of academics and researchers on cutting edge technologies for the defence and security markets.
The new office adds to Imperial’s larger initiative to create a hub that focuses on security research, innovation and engagement led by the Institute of Security Science and Technology (ISST). Smiths Detection will be sitting amongst other innovators in the field who have already established offices at White City, including Airbus, Saab and DASA.
“Imperial are looking to bring together some of the top innovators in the field to help address pressing security challenges facing society,” said ISST Deputy Director, Deeph Chana. “Smiths Detection brings a strong homeland security presence to the I-Hub.”
Smiths Detection reinvests around 6% of revenue per year into R&D, and regularly partners with leading universities from around the world to help solve problems and collaborate on the development of technologies. However, establishing an office in such a space is a first for us.
About the Institute of Security Science and Technology
The Institute for Security Science and Technology (ISST) is Imperial College London’s hub for security research and engagement.
The Institute was founded in 2008 as one of Imperial College’s Global Challenge Institutes, to help meet the greatest security challenges faced by society. We promote interdisciplinary working, serve as a focal point for multidisciplinary activities and an interface to stakeholders, formulate and apply new areas of knowledge and technology, and provide independent scientific advice.
Our activity areas represent the diverse and changing security landscape, and include critical infrastructure, healthcare & medical devices, financial systems, biosecurity, nuclear, transport, and climate & environmental security.