Defence and Security Accelerator themed competitions

Details of our 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 past themed competitions.

Published 8 December 2016
Last updated 16 November 2022 + show all updates
  1. Details for themed competition CHERI within Defence and Security, are now listed.

  2. Competition: Disruptive Science and Technology Impacting the Future of Defence

  3. Point of Care Diagnostics at the Front Line Phase 2 has been added to list of past Themed Competitions

  4. Added the Veteran Health Innovation Fund Competition

  5. Added the following Themed Competitions: Engineering Biology for Defence and Security Generation-after-next Wearable Technologies

  6. Themed Competitions - Added Competition: It’s Good for Missiles to Talk

  7. Remote Monitoring of Sensitive Sites competition added

  8. Themed Competitions - Added Advanced Radio Frequency Sensing, Integrated Effects and PNT which closed on April 26th 22

  9. Add Telexistence Phase 2 to the past competitions

  10. Catch the ChemBio SCENT Themed Competition added to Themed Competition collection

  11. Space to Innovate Campaign - Alpha Drop, Look Out! Maritime Early Warning Innovations, Windfarm Mitigation for UK Air Defence Phase 2 and Uncrewed Underwater Vehicle Testbed Competitions added to past competitions collection.

  12. Right on time competition and wireless communications, networking and information theory competition added to the closed themed competitions list

  13. 2 New Competitions added

  14. The Telexistence competition has now closed and been added to the past competitions list.

  15. Added Innovative Research Call 2020 for Explosives and Weapons Detection to past competitions collection.

  16. Update of current competitions

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

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

  19. New events added to current list

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

  21. Addition of knife crime upcoming competition

  22. Maximising Human Performance Market Exploration now open.

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

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

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

  26. Stopping it in its tracks competition now open.

  27. Addition of Behavioural Analytics Scoping Workshop document

  28. Submission service reopened.

  29. Submission service has reopened for themed competitions

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

  31. Submission service status update

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

  33. 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.

  34. Added Accelerator themed competition: Autonomous last mile resupply

  35. Moved Revolutionise competition to past competitions.

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

  37. First published.