Organisations can apply for a share of up to £1.5 million to develop full-scale prototypes of novel and innovative technologies and approaches to access, disable and/or destroy munitions, IEDs and bulk agent.
Award: Share of up to £1.5 million
Opens: 1st Oct 2019
Closes: 9th Jan 2020
This Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) competition is seeking proposals for novel and innovative technologies and approaches to access, disable and/or destroy chemical and biological munitions, improvised explosive devices (IEDs) containing chemical and biological agents, and containers of bulk chemical or biological agents in challenging environments.
This call has three challenges. In this phase, DASA are looking for proposals which address the access challenge as well as disable and/or destruction. Whilst proposals addressing a single challenge may still be considered, preference will be given to those proposals developing a system solution and addressing multiple challenges.
The devices to be accessed, disabled or destroyed may be munitions, IEDs or containers filled with chemical or biological agents.
DASA are seeking solutions which are readily transportable and satisfy one of two conditions:
These proposals will:
Where phase 1 funded proposals were focused on single component parts, phase 2 projects should ideally develop a system solution or form part of a wider tool kit either by collaboration with other partners or by integration into existing technologies.
DASA are looking for proposals from both traditional defence suppliers and non-defence suppliers.
This could include, but is not limited to, the following industry sectors:
It is not compulsory to have been involved in phase 1 to apply.
Work for phase 2 will need to reach higher maturity than work funded in phase 1.
Subject to funding and contract, the phase 2 funding of up to £1.5 million (ex VAT) is anticipated to fund up to 3 proposals, starting at TRL 3 (or above) to develop full-scale prototypes ready for testing on agent simulants and munition surrogates.
If successful, contracts will be awarded for a duration of 12 months from the start of the contract.
Funding is due to be approved before the competition closes.
For this competition DASA are not interested in proposals that:
For more information, project criteria and how to apply, please visit the DASA competition document here.