Security & Defence
The UK is committed to spending a minimum 2% of GDP on defence over the next decade, and at least 20% of that spending on equipment. This commitment represents spending some £186 billion on defence equipment and support in the ten years from 2018/19. In addition, the UK is the second largest defence exporter, winning defence orders worth £14 billion (2018).
Our current focus in this area
The National Cyber Security Centre’s (NCSC) definition of cyber security’s core function is to protect the devices we all use, and the services we access from theft or damage and preventing unauthorised access to personal information we store on these devices, and online.
What makes our modern lives relatively easy, interconnected and seamless is this seldomly thought of, but very vital soft infrastructure – the electromagnetic spectrum.
The Defence Technology Exploitation Programme
Opens: 08/08/2022 Closes: 31/12/2023
The Defence Technology Exploitation Programme (DTEP) aims to inspire companies to win new business, develop industrial capabilities, and provide new cutting-edge answers to defence problems at home and abroad, ensuring the UK expands its competitive, pioneering and world-class defence and security i
DASA competition: Novel Amphibious Craft
Opens: 24/10/2022 Closes: 10/01/2023
DASA’s new Themed Competition seeks innovations to help develop a novel craft to enable Commando Forces to safely and rapidly insert themselves into high-threat environments.
iX Challenge: Miniaturised 5G Ready Personal Location Device
Opens: 14/11/2022 Closes: 09/12/2022
This challenge focuses on producing a personal location device concept demonstrator or partial solution, to offer a means of reducing harm to persons working in high-threat environments.
Related Events and Recordings
Want to compete as a red team for the UK Privacy Enhancing Technologies Challenge Prize?
Register your interest for the Red Teaming phase of the UK side of the UK-US PETs prize challenges.
Innovate UK KTN supports the launch of new innovative defence programme backed by £16 million
A £16 million programme to boost small and medium-sized enterprise (SME) defence innovation has been launched, with up to 50% of government funding for large suppliers and grants of up to £500,000 available per project.