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Competition: Space to Innovate Campaign - Bravo Drop

This Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) campaign seeks proposals for novel and innovative future space technologies.

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Space to Innovate Campaign - Bravo Drop: ISC Terms

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Space to Innovate Campaign - Bravo Drop: ISC Schedules

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The Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) Space Programme is seeking proposals that can aid UK Defence and Security to develop future space technologies. We are looking for innovative solutions that can address a series of challenges released in ’drops’ throughout 2021 and 2022. These challenges follow the output of various DASA space themed activities; including Space to Innovate Phase 1 and the International Space Pitch Day. Bravo Drop follows on from the first challenge drop, Alpha Drop, which launched earlier this year and is expected to have contracts awarded in autumn 2021.

The amount available for this campaign up to 31 July 2023 is expected to be £2m. This ‘campaign’ approach enables varied contract values and durations to be undertaken as part of the competition, which provides larger and longer contracts for more mature technologies, whilst also enabling less mature innovations to be explored.

Challenge drops will be open to applications from all suppliers and not just those that submitted successful bids in previous ones.

Any queries should be sent to accelerator@dstl.gov.uk.

Published 14 September 2021
Last updated 19 October 2021 + show all updates
  1. Addition of '9. Clarification Questions'

  2. Questions and Answers from the 'Your Questions Answered' event on 24 September 2021 have been added, with further information about the competition and how to apply.

  3. First published.