Defence and Security Accelerator: submit your research proposal

Guidance about the Defence and Security Accelerator proposal submission service.

The old submissions service closed on 31 August 2018, and any submitted or draft proposals can no longer be accessed via that service.

To submit proposals in future, you will need to do so via our new submission service. Please register here for an account on the new submissions service.

How to submit

The only way to submit a proposal to the Defence and Security Accelerator is online via our new submission service. We recommend you use a Google Chrome browser when accessing the service.

To register

Please register for a new submission service account here.

To log in once registered

If you already have a new submission service account log in here.

Read the guidance here to help you understand the process. It’s the same if you’re submitting a proposal to the Open Call for Innovation or a themed competition.

If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to email us at

Submit your research proposal

How to submit a proposal to us, our online submission service, processes and terms and conditions.

Published 8 December 2016
Last updated 6 August 2018 + show all updates
  1. Please note we have an updated message regarding proposals on our old submissions service, which will closing on the 31 August 2018.
  2. We have added a note to say that our new submission service will be offline for maintenance for 12 hours from 4 pm on 12 July 2018.
  3. We recommend bidders use a Google Chrome browser for registering their accounts on our new service and submitting proposals.
  4. We have added information to explain that suppliers should register a new submission service account before submitting proposals.
  5. The new DASA Submission Service is now in BETA, if you have previously submitted a proposal - this is still available via your existing dashboard. Any new submissions will be made via the new site. Best wishes, The Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA)
  6. Addition of updated guidance note re issue with submission service 15 May 2018
  7. We have updated the notification related to issues currently with the submissions service.
  8. We are experiencing problems with the submission service. Our service provider is aware and currently working to fix the problem. We will be extending the deadline for The Open Call for Innovation Cycle 1 and the Phase 2 Last Mile, until 1200 Tuesday 20 March 2018. Please try to connect to the submission service from 10.30 am, when we hope to have the issue rectified.
  9. Submission service reopened to themed competitions on 7 February.
  10. Updated submissions service notification for information.
  11. Submission service update
  12. Word version of proposal submission form is available so you can draft your proposals now.
  13. Update on temporary suspension of Submission Service.
  14. First published.