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Karve & U.S. Army Futures Command – Growth Workshop

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Strictly invitation only.

This private, free-to-attend, Growth Workshop event has been officially sanctioned by the U.S. Army Futures Command - Atlantic (AFC-A) & the U.S. Office of Naval Research Global (ONR GLOBAL).

The growth workshop evening is designed to empower disruptive innovators by unveiling the expansive array of NATO funding opportunities available.

Attendees will not only gain valuable insights into these financial vehicles but also have the chance to interact and collaborate with fellow pioneers driving forward National Security innovation.

This session aims to foster a rich environment of learning and mutual engagement, accelerating the advancement of technologies critical to our collective security.


Central Oxford. Address details of the exact location will be shared in due course directly with your registration email.


The workshop will feature an inspiring line up of speakers from strategy, finance, government and academia, all leading the charge in NatSec innovation. Attendees can expect interactive sessions that not only share insider knowledge but also practical insights on achieving sustainable market success.

Arrivals and welcome address by Karve and U.S. Army Futures Command. 

Main Event - Growth Workshop (Part 1 of 2) 

  • Opportunities for Collaboration through NATO's Innovation Accelerator:
    Heather Desserud, Communications Director, DIANA.

  • Building a Disruptive Go-to-Market Strategy:
    Lloyd Fallesen, CEO of Karve.

  • Meeting US Innovation Needs Throughout a European Ecosystem:
    Jonathan Brame, Basic & Applied Research Team Lead, U.S. Army Futures Command.


Main event - Growth Workshop (Part 2 of 2) 

  • Breaking Barriers to Scaling Investment:
    Wojtek Strupczewski, Associate, NATO Innovation Fund

  • Unleashing the Potential of Deep-Tech:
    Sam Harman, Principal, Head of Deep Tech, Oxford Science Enterprises.  

  • Panel Discussion: How can technology ensure National Security advantage within the context of current economic and industrial challenges?
    Chaired by Tom Jeffery, Co-Director Defence & National Security, The Alan Turing Institute.

Networking / Matchmaking


U.S. Army Futures Command – Atlantic
Transforms the Army to ensure war-winning future readiness. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, AFC-A sit within AFC, which has more than 17,000 personnel worldwide. It is the newest of the U.S. Army’s four major commands, established in 2018 to ensure the Army and its Soldiers remain at the forefront of technological innovation and warfighting ability.

U.S. Office of Naval Research Global (ONR GLOBAL)
Provides worldwide science and technology-based solutions for current and future naval challenges. Leveraging the expertise of more than 50 scientists, technologists and engineers, ONR GLOBAL maintains a physical presence on five continents. The command reaches out to the broad global technical community and the operational Fleet/Force commands to foster cooperation in areas of mutual interest and to bring the full range of possibilities to the Navy and Marine Corps.

A pioneering strategic consultancy with a core mission to redefine how disruptive companies engage with government entities, ensuring that cutting-edge technologies reach those who need them most. They aim to bridge the gap between innovation and application, facilitating a smoother pathway for technological advancements to enhance NatSec interests.

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