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DEADLINE ALERT: DSI, Austrade announce new US and UK defence innovation opportunities

The US Defense Innovation Unit (DIU) is seeking cyber threat telemetry proposals by 20 January. Austrade can help Australian applicants. Photo: Defence

The Melbourne based Defence Science Institute, part of DST’s nationwide ADSUN network, and Austrade have announced a number of defence innovation opportunities in the UK and USA. Austrade is eager to explore how it can support an organisation’s application so any firm interested in pursuing these opportunities should also contact for further assistance.

The DEADLINE ALERTclosing data 20 January 2021 – is issued by the US Defense Innovation Unit (DIU) which seeks visibility into the vast amount of public, private and open source Cyber Threat Telemetry and innovative threat data solutions. The solicitation period is intentionally short as the DIU seeks to reach agile, non-traditional providers. Applications are limited to 5 pages or 15 slides. Deadline 20 January 2021. For further information check out the DIU Open Solicitations web page.

USSOCOM (Special Operations Command) seeks Small Business Innovation research (SBIR) proposals. It is looking for small businesses with string R&D capabilities to pursue and commercialize technologies across the C5ISR domain generally. Deadline is 18 February 2021. For specifics and further information, and to apply, go to the SOFWERX web site.

NASA has announced an opportunity for companies to license NASA-developed  additive manufacturing techniques to produce composite parts with high-temperature capabilities using thermoset polyimide resins. Deadline is 9 November 2021. For further information and to apply visit this US Government web site.

In the UK, the Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) has announced Phase 2 of its competition Map the Gap – autonomous gap crossing survey Phase 2. This aims to develop and trial a number of systems demonstrators able to tackle some of the key issues of gap crossing survey by demonstrating an automated or autonomous system to reconnoitre a potential wide wet gap crossing site. Deadline is 9 March 2021. For further information and to apply visit the DASA web site.

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