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Explosives and weapons detection: apply for innovation funding

Innovative organisations can apply for a share of up to £3 million to develop new ways of detecting explosives and weapons.

Innovative organisations can apply for a share of up to £3 million to develop new ways of detecting explosives and weapons.

The Innovative Research Call (IRC) 2016 for Explosives and Weapons Detection is to invest up to £3 million in research projects.

Projects can develop original ideas. They can also adapt successful technologies, techniques or processes from other fields.

You could apply with a proposal in the following areas:

  • buildings and areas
  • goods
  • people and/or their possessions
  • vehicles

This is a Small Business Research Initiative (SBRI) competition run in partnership with Innovate UK.

The government partners for this competition are:

The competition has 2 phases:

Phase 1 - proof of concept

Up to £1 million is available. Projects should last up to 6 months with total costs of up to £60,000.

Phase 2 - development contacts

Up to £2 million is available. Projects should last up to 2 years.

Competition information

  • This competition opens on Monday 12 September 2016
  • The registration deadline is noon on Wednesday 12 October 2016
  • The application deadline is noon on Wednesday 19 October 2016
  • There will be a bidders’ conference for potential applicants in London on Tuesday 27 September 2016
Published 30 August 2016