SBRI funding competition: automatic threat detection of firearms

Innovators are invited to apply for a share of £1 million for projects to improve the detection of illegal firearms and ammunition.

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Competition guidance: automatic threat detection of firearms

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This competition opened on Monday 27 June 2016 and is now closed for registrations.

The aim of this competition is to further improve the detection capability of illegal firearms, component parts and ammunition.

The Home Office’s Office for Security and Counter Terrorism (OSCT) is investing up to £2 million in automatic threat detection (ATD) of firearms innovation projects over 2 years as part of a 2-phase open call. This is a Small Business Research Initiative (SBRI) competition run in partnership with Innovate UK.

Proposals should show how they will enhance existing x-ray screening techniques through the development of automatic threat detection (ATD) algorithms.

You must register before noon on Wednesday 24 August 2016.

You must apply before noon on Wednesday 31 August.

Not right for your innovation project? View other Innovate UK funding competitions.

Published 28 June 2016
Last updated 24 August 2016 + show all updates
  1. Removed registration link because it closed noon on 24 August 2016.

  2. Added slides from 7 July competition briefing event

  3. Added registration link for networking session on 21 July 2016

  4. Added "SBRI" to the title

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