Defence and Security Accelerator themed competitions

Details of our current and past themed competitions.

You can submit a Defence and Security Accelerator proposal either to our Open Call for Innovation or in response to the technical challenges in a specific themed competition.

You can submit your themed competition proposal online once the full detailed competition document is published.

Summary competition documents may be published a few weeks in advance of full competition document releases.

For a list of all open competitions, please see here.

Themed Competitions

Details of all themed competitions.

Published 8 December 2016
Last updated 3 July 2019 + show all updates
  1. Update of current competitions

  2. Events have been moved to the DASA events page. Open competitions are now listed in order of closing date on 'Apply for Funding' page

  3. Addition of Competition: developing the Royal Navy's autonomous underwater capability to the Group: Themed competitions (open now for application).

  4. New events added to current list

  5. Updated to include full competition document for tackling knife crime

  6. Addition of knife crime upcoming competition

  7. Maximising Human Performance Market Exploration now open.

  8. Many Drones Make Light Work Phase 3 now open.

  9. Added two new categories, Events and market interest activities (open) and events and market interest activities (closed)

  10. Don't blow it added to themed competitions now open

  11. Stopping it in its tracks competition now open.

  12. Addition of Behavioural Analytics Scoping Workshop document

  13. Submission service reopened.

  14. Submission service has reopened for themed competitions

  15. There has been an update to the submissions service for information.

  16. Submission service status update

  17. Word version of proposal submission form is available so you can draft a proposal now.

  18. Our submission service is temporarily closed due to a technical issue. We are working to resolve this as quickly as possible. Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience caused.

  19. Added Accelerator themed competition: Autonomous last mile resupply

  20. Moved Revolutionise competition to past competitions.

  21. Adding Enduring Challenge competition which is now open for submissions

  22. First published.