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More UK Innovation Opportunities

The Defence Innovation Network reports two new opportunities announced by the UK Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) :

Competition: Right On Time (Deadline for applications: midday GMT on Thursday 25 March 2021.

This Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) competition, run on behalf of the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl), is seeking to engage with industry and academia to identify, develop, and demonstrate innovations that have the potential to deliver a step change in military logistics capability across the Maritime, Land and Air domains.

The focus of this competition is on innovative autonomy and automation (including automation for additive manufacturing) for future Deployed Military Logistics Hubs. The primary aim is to inform future military user requirements pan-domain (Maritime, Land and Air), at this time, procurement of successful solutions or further development funding cannot be guaranteed.

A total of £800k is available for this competition to fund multiple proposals, with projects showcasing their innovation at a demonstration event to be held in the UK during September 2021.

DASA are interested in technologies which can be progressed towards Technical Readiness Level (TRL) 6 within the time scale of this contract.

DASA encourages collaboration between organisations for this competition. If you are interested in a collaboration, please complete the survey and your details will be circulated among other potential suppliers who have completed the survey and are interested in collaborating.

Deadline for applications: midday GMT on Thursday 25 March 2021.

Wireless Communications, Networking and Information Theory Challenge Deadline for applications: midday BST on Wednesday 7 April 2021. 

This Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) competition is seeking proposals for innovative technologies to deliver information exchange capabilities that are resilient in a highly dynamic operating environment where there are significant challenges from congestion and contention (e.g. jamming). The following areas are of interest:

novel communication techniques

novel coding and modulation

novel networking techniques

DASA are seeking proposals for novel capability in the fields of wireless communications, networking and information theory. Proposals can be based on novel ideas within existing communications standards and defence networks, or for completely new approaches to transmitting information. Proposals can target any of the domains of defence (including Air, Land and Maritime) communications capability; however, proposals should be focussed on deployed scenarios, rather than fixed communications infrastructure, such as data centres.

DASA are interested in innovations that will reach Technology Readiness Levels (TRL) of between 3 and 6, at the end of the Phase 1 competition.

£500k is available for this Phase 1 DASA competition. There is no upper-limit per proposal for this competition, but DASA are expecting to fund around 5 to 10 proposals to complete before the end of February 2022.

Deadline for applications: midday BST on Wednesday 7 April 2021. 

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