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Future Aviation Security Solutions network event - information pack

The FASS 'finding explosives hidden in electrical items' innovation network event was held in London on 28 November 2017.

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Details of the completion of the two challenges that make up the Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) competition can be found at Future Aviation Security Solutions (FASS): finding explosives hidden in electrical items.

Event summary

DASA Innovation Partner Jim Pennycook opened the innovation network event by welcoming the delegates and gave an overview of the day which signposted the research funding opportunities for innovative science and technology providers in this themed competition.

FASS programme overview and keynote address

Tim Cook, Programme Manager for the Department for Transport (DfT) briefed the audience on the DfT FASS programme – the background, current projects currently being funded and future plans to address the barriers to innovation in aviation security.

Parliamentary under Secretary for the Department of Transport Baroness Sugg CBE gave the keynote presentation.

Competition briefing

After coffee break, Tim Cook then gave the audience an overview of this competition and highlighted key points. James McDonald gave a science and technology perspective and Andy Price provided an airport perspective which brought the challenges to life.

Competition process and overview

Information on the competition’s scope, process and key milestones was briefed by Emma Howe, DASA Competition Manager.

How to work with DASA

Mike Madden, DASA Open Call for Innovation Lead then gave an overview and update on DASA and then outlined how organisations can work with the Accelerator and gave advice on how to submit good proposals for funding.

The competition closes at noon on 15 February 2018.

All queries will be answered by email. Send queries to our competition FASS@dft.gsi.gov.uk and DASA accelerator@dstl.gov.uk email inboxes.

Published 8 December 2017
Last updated 7 February 2018 + show all updates
  1. Changed closing date to 15 February 2018.
  2. First published.