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Defence innovations can apply to any part of defence, and can include technological solutions as well as product, service or process ideas.
Security innovations are those which are targeted at preventing terrorism, disrupting serious and organised crime, or ensuring a safe and secure travel system. Examples of particular Security themes include:
- protecting our borders, critical national infrastructure, and crowded places
- reducing the vulnerability of the transport network, including in particular new aviation security solutions
- strengthening the capabilities of law enforcement agencies and security services, emergency services, and the private sector
It’s expected that some proposals will be relevant to both defence and security.
Your proposal will be assessed by experts from Dstl, MOD, the Home Office, the Department for Transport and wider UK government using 5 criteria. Read more about assessment and decision-making processes.
Once you’re on contract, both DASA staff and a Technical Partner will support and advise you throughout the period of your project.
If you have a novel idea which requires further development to get it to the level of a proof of concept, click here.
If you have an existing technology, product or service in use in another sector, or a novel idea which could achieve an impact for defence and/or security within a 3 year time frame, click here.
To find out more information, you can:
Read more about the DASA terms and conditions.
Discuss your idea with one of our Innovation Partners.
Contact us by email email@example.com for advice.
The Open Call for Innovation has regular assessment cycles.
A list of the updated closing dates for 2018/2019 is below. Proposals must be submitted through the Accelerator Submission Service by midday on the closing date shown. You’ll hear your result shortly after the decision date.
|Competition closes @midday
|19 March 2018
||31 May 2018
||28 June 2018
|21 May 2018
||6 August 2018
||6 September 2018
|31 August 2018
||31 October 2018
||28 November 2018
|15 October 2018
||20 December 2018
||31 January 2019
|4 January 2019
||12 March 2019
||12 April 2019
|1 March 2019
||30 May 2019
||28 June 2019
If you’re not successful, we’ll give you brief written feedback by the date shown in the table above (for the cycle your proposal was included in).You’ll be able to access your feedback from your bidder dashboard in the submission service.
If you’re successful, our commercial team will be in touch to get contracting started shortly after the decision date on your dashboard.