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This Defence and Security Accelerator themed competition is looking for proposals for technologies that will reliably generate power for man-portable and robotic and autonomous systems (RAS). These technologies need to be small, lightweight, modular and preferably have a low acoustic and/or infrared signature.
We’re particularly interested in technologies:
- to improve endurance; stretching to days rather than minutes
- that are lightweight and man-portable
- that have high energy density; greater than 1,000 watt hours per kg
As well as developing principal technology components in this competition, at phase 2 we also want to go on to demonstrate integrated system solutions comprising technology components from one or a number of suppliers.
2. Total funding
Up to £750,000 is available for phase 1 of this competition. We expect to fund a number of projects around £40,000 to £80,000 with research lasting up to 9 months, with phase 1 deliverables completed by the end of January 2018.
Up to £750,000 will be made available for phase 2. This will only be to projects funded through phase 1 of the competition and will be considered on a per-project basis.
3. Competition close
This competition closes on Wednesday 1 February 2017 at 5pm. Proposals must be submitted to the Defence and Security Accelerator online.