An Open call looking for innovative ideas to improve the defence and security of the UK.

The Open Call competition is one of the competition mechanisms the Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) uses to find proposals that address the challenges faced by government stakeholders. It gives bidders the opportunity to present their ideas to defence and security stakeholders at any time and without waiting for a relevant themed competition.

The Open Call is looking for innovative ideas to improve the defence and/or security of the UK. Your idea could be a concept, technology or service and bids are sought at various levels of maturity.  The Emerging Innovations category is for less mature innovations and the Rapid Impact Innovations category is for innovations that are more developed.

Additionally, DASA has published some Open Call innovation focus areas. This is to increase awareness of some of the enduring challenges faced by defence and security customers and to stimulate the submission of relevant innovative proposals.

The Open Call for Innovation runs throughout the year. Assessment starts the day after the competition cycle closing date.

More details about the call, including a list of the cycle closing dates for 2018/19 and 2019/20 can be accessed here.

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