DASA Open Call for Innovation: Emerging Innovations

Funding opportunity:

DASA Open Call for Innovation: Emerging Innovations



Funder and programme:

Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA)

Funding (proof of concept):

£ 50,000 – £ 100,000



2018/2019 Call cycle closes:

19/03/2018, 21/05/2018, 31/08/2018, 15/10/2018, 03/01/2019, 28/02/2019

2019/2020 Call cycle closes:

02/05/2019, 09/07/2019, 02/10/2019, 12/12/2019, 30/01/2020, 31/03/2020 [N.B. new Call cycle 6 date added 29/10/2019]

The Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) is encouraging the submission of proposals across a wide range of technology areas with the aim of finding new and novel opportunities for these to be exploited across across defence and/or security.

Emerging innovations are viewed as those which will deliver a proof of concept at around Technology Readiness Level (TRL) 3 or 4. Proof of concept might include component and/or sub-system validation in laboratory-style environment. DASA does not fund feasibility studies. Projects are expected to start at TRL 2 or 3, which means the basic concept has been formulated and the underpinning technological principles observed at the outset. Successful projects may be candidates for follow-on funding in the Rapid Impact Innovation category, although other funding opportunities may be available.

The majority of successful projects cost between £50,000 and £100,000 and last between 3 and 10 months.

MSC R&D can help your business develop by supporting you in:
• Identification of appropriate grants and competition calls for proposals
• Partner search for collaborative Research & Innovation
• Bid writing
• Project management
• Audit compliance
• Commercialisation
• Business Planning
• Market Intelligence reports

If you want help with any of these opportunities, please CONTACT us on 0114 230 8401 or email businessdevelopment@mscbdg.co.uk