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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).

Security & Defence

To maintain the safety and security of both the public and visitors to the UK, police, intelligence agencies and the private security sector is supported by a vibrant UK SME security sector which is a global leader in a wide range of products and services who supported the export of over £5.2M goods and services (2018). Globally, the security market – cyber security included – exhibits continued growth and is projected to reach £150 billion by 2022.

There are many innovative solutions developed for, and applicable to the defence and security sectors. Our team can help you navigate this landscape by signposting funding opportunities, offering advice, providing guidance and introducing beneficial connections.

Companies developing products, services or innovation that are applicable to defence or security sectors and work in areas like cIoT, Data science/AI/ML, Forensics, Detection and screening technologies, Cryptography, Synthetic biology and chemistry, Radiological and nuclear, UAV/drones, sensors, behavioural science, human enhancement, energy storage, advanced materials and electronics, space and Earth Observation, surveillance and intelligence, logistics, command and control.

Our current focus in this area

CyberASAP

The only pre-seed accelerator programme in the cyber security ecosystem, CyberASAP (Cyber Security Academic Startup Accelerator Programme) provides expertise, knowledge and support to convert academic ideas into commercial products in the cyber security space.

Cyber Security

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.

Electromagnetic Spectrum

What makes our modern lives relatively easy, interconnected and seamless is this seldomly thought of, but very vital soft infrastructure – the electromagnetic spectrum.

Funding Opportunities

Wireless Communications, Networking and Information Theory Competition

£500,000 available for innovation to boost UK wireless communications capability in Information Advantage challenge

Opens: 10/02/2021 Closes: 07/04/2021

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Right On Time: Automating Military Logistics

DASA is seeking to identify innovations that can deliver a step change in military logistics capability across the Maritime, Land and Air domains.

Opens: 02/02/2021 Closes: 25/03/2021

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UK IC Postdoctoral Research Fellowships

The Government Office for Science offers UK Intelligence Community (IC) Postdoctoral Research Fellowships to outstanding early career science or engineering researchers. These Fellowships are designed to promote unclassified basic research in areas of interest to the intelligence, security and defence communities.

Opens: 12/02/2021 Closes: 19/04/2021

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Events

Tue
27
Oct
2020

Photonics for...Security and Defence

10.00 - 12.00 | Online

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Wed
13
Jan
2021

Cross-Sector Battery Systems Innovation Network: Batteries for Defence

10.00 - 11.00 | Online

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Tue
9
Mar
2021

ISCF Digital Security by Design (DSbD) - Business led Demonstrators Phase 1

12.30 - 14.00 | Online

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News

27.01.2021

10 key learnings from our Batteries for… Defence webinar

The ‘Batteries for…’ webinar series explores the trends and opportunities available in three crucial sectors – Defence, Maritime and Rail. In this article, we review the key learnings from the Batteries for… Defence webinar.

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13.03.2020

Defence and security funding round-up

Upcoming funding opportunities and events in the defence and security sectors, including crime detection and prevention. Updated 10th Feb 2021.

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