The Percy Hobart Fellowship
About the Fellowship
The Percy Hobart Fellowship is a bespoke, 12-week course to give immersive, hands-on experience in innovation to personnel in the Royal Navy.
For so many years, civil innovation has benefited from military ingenuity – GPS, the Internet, duct tape, digital cameras, microwave ovens, synthetic rubber tyres. The economy is full of innovations that started in the military, were inspired by or were tested in the military before developing civilian uses. But the digital revolution means that knowledge now has to flow even more into Defence from outside.
That will require service personnel to have a different mindset and a new set of skills. Through learning modules and practical, hands-on experience in innovative startups, the Percy Hobart Fellowship will equip personnel with an understanding of the powers and practicalities of new technologies to help champion innovation within the Royal Navy.
Core to the 12-week programme is a placement in a fast-growing startup, which will be complemented by taught course material, mentoring and workshops to provide a theoretical and practical grounding in innovation.
Fellows will be seconded into a startup and learn first-hand what it’s like to develop ideas, MVPs, and scale these, the culture in the startup ecosystem and what can benefit the Navy.
Experts in the field will lecture on a brief history of technology, the modern-day innovation landscape and in particular advances in technology. The focus will always be on applications in the Royal Navy and broader defence.
This track is based on a min-MBA syllabus. Fellows will learn about commercial forecasting, modelling, market-sizing and risk. Experts in growth, marketing, PR and sales will give real life examples of channels and strategies bringing new products to market.
The latest principles on innovation thinking as applied to leadership. Lecturers will also cover topics as diverse as the future of work, product development and design-thinking.
Spacehive is the world’s first funding platform for civic projects.
Automative technology company currently in stealth mode.
Software company reducing the costs of cyber-threats to critical national infrastructure & advanced manufacturing.
Valerann is developing an autonomous traffic control and management system.
Patchwork is a health tech start up providing software solutions in attempt to solve temporary staffing challenges.
State of the art testing and exercising capability for those responsible for high consequence decision making.
Glasswall eliminates file-based cyber threats.
Cyan Forensics sells software to help police, social media, and cloud providers find & block harmful content from paedophiles & terrorists.
Crypta Labs is an award winning Mobile and IoT Security company.
Redflags from ThinkCyber is a highly innovative security awareness software service.
The SaaS platform unlocking the potential of business and government working better, together.
Red Sift exists to democratise the technology essential for cybersecurity.
Rebellion Defense provides artificial intelligence and machine learning solutions.
Pando is an essential tool for teamwork and secure collaboration in health and social care.
New Vector provides services for custom development, prioritized road-map development, support contracts, and commercial products.
Unblur develops an AI software for public emergency services.
OLIO is a global food sharing app connecting neighbors, volunteers, and businesses.
GoodBox is a fundraising-focused hardware and software tech start-up, primarily serving charities and the non-profit sectors.
Futr is a British tech company using machine learning to provide access to data with natural language.
Vinehealth is a AI-driven platform providing support to improve the quality of life and survival of cancer patients.
The Future Fox helps planners collaborate with communities with a digital engagement platform for quality insight.
Run by PUBLIC for the Royal Navy