22 mai 2019 | International, Aérospatial, Naval, Terrestre, C4ISR, Sécurité, Autre défense

UK Defence and Security Accelerator themed competitions

We fund innovation through two main mechanisms, the Open Call for Innovation and Themed Competitions.

Open Call for Innovation

The Open Call exists to offer suppliers the opportunity to submit their ideas to defence and security stakeholders.

The Open Call welcomes innovations that address defence and/or security challenges. Please see some examples of work we have funded here.

The Open Call is open for proposals all year round, with assessment dates scheduled across the year. More information on assessment dates can be found here.

Themed Competitions

Themed Competitions exist to offer suppliers the opportunity to submit proposals around specific government areas of interest. Themed competitions may only run for a short time and have set closing dates.

DASA has had various themed competitions covering a range of topics. For details on past competitions, please see here.

To see examples of projects that have been funded through themed competitions, please see here.

Competitions currently open for application

Closing Date Competition Title
28 May 2019 Countering drones - finding and neutralising small UAS threats
11 June 2019 Developing the Royal Navy’s autonomous underwater capability
18 June 2019 Semi-autonomous reconnaissance vehicles for the Army
26 June 2019 Space to innovate
1 July 2019 Future screening for aviation and borders
9 July 2019 Open Call for Innovation - Cycle 2
Various Help us scope future competitions

We also host a number of events; please see here for a list of our upcoming events.

https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/apply-for-funding