Niteworks was established by the Ministry of Defence (MOD) to provide a commercially neutral environment in which to address complex Defence challenges through a partnership between MOD, industry and academia.
The Niteworks partnership consists of more than 170 organisations including MOD, Dstl, major Defence contractors, Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (SMEs), technology specialists, consulting companies and academic institutions. The Niteworks open and collaborative model has proved to be a very effective way for MOD, industry and academia to work together to help provide effective decision making, reduce risk and improve solutions across all areas of the Defence Operating Model.
Since 2013 Niteworks has undertaken more than 200 projects for the MOD with over 1400 people from across the partnership. Engagement of the whole partnership on every project is vital and is a critical factor in the Niteworks approach to providing impartiality in its three key services:
- Generation of evidence for decision makers
- Advice on applying industrial experience within the Defence context
- Practical innovation