Defence and Security Accelerator funding competitions

Details of our current, future and past funding 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, as detailed below.

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.

Events and market interest activities (Open)

Themed competitions (open now for application)

The competitions below are in order of closing date, earliest at the top.

Past events and market interest activities (closed)

Past themed competitions (closed)

Details of themed competitions that are now closed.

  1. Accelerator competition: improving crowd resilience
  2. Accelerator competition: autonomous last mile resupply
  3. Accelerator themed competition: revolutionise the human information relationship for Defence
  4. Accelerator themed competition: synthetic biology for transparent materials
  5. Accelerator themed competition: beyond battery power
  6. Accelerator themed competition: the future of aviation security
  7. Accelerator competition: finding explosives hidden in electrical items
  8. Accelerator competition: regenerative medicine at the front line
  9. Accelerator competition: Defence People Innovation Challenge
  10. Competition: airport vehicle checkpoint screening
  11. Competition: metasurfaces for defence and security
Published 8 December 2016
Last updated 3 October 2018 + show all updates
  1. Added two new categories, Events and market interest activities (open) and events and market interest activities (closed)
  2. Don't blow it added to themed competitions now open
  3. Stopping it in its tracks competition now open.
  4. Addition of Behavioural Analytics Scoping Workshop document
  5. Submission service reopened.
  6. Submission service has reopened for themed competitions
  7. There has been an update to the submissions service for information.
  8. Submission service status update
  9. Word version of proposal submission form is available so you can draft a proposal now.
  10. 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.
  11. Added Accelerator themed competition: Autonomous last mile resupply
  12. Moved Revolutionise competition to past competitions.
  13. Adding Enduring Challenge competition which is now open for submissions
  14. First published.