Competition: finding explosives hidden in electrical items

Information on this Defence and Security Accelerator competition for £3 million of research funding for the future of aviation security solutions programme.



The competition is closed. Details of those who have been successful in this competition can be found here.

Total funding for phase 1 of this competition is up to £1.5 million. This is our second Future Aviation Security Solutions (FASS) competition is part of the joint Department for Transport and Home Office FASS programme.

Competition queries should be sent to

Defence and Security Accelerator GO1 Building 5 Porton Down Salisbury Wiltshire SP4 0JQ


Telephone +44 (0)1980 950000 option 3

Please email for the quickest response.

Published 5 October 2017
Last updated 11 October 2018 + show all updates
  1. Correction to funding amount in phase 1 from £3m to £1.5m

  2. Competition is closed. Link to transparency data added.

  3. Submission service reopened for themed competitions.

  4. Please note the update to the notification on the submissions service.

  5. There has been a delay to the deadline date and following on competition dates for the Finding Explosives Hidden in Electrical Items competition. Please note the change and refer to the Accelerator team if you have any further queries.

  6. Word version of proposal submission form is available so you can draft your proposal now.

  7. Competition document added.

  8. First published.