Organisations can apply for a share of £6 million to investigate new ways of using data to improve decision-making in defence
Award: Up to £150,000
Opens: 6th Feb 2017
Closes: 21st Mar 2017
The Ministry of Defence (MOD) has up to £3 million to invest in innovative new technologies, processes and ways of operating that improve the ability of defence staff to analyse and exploit data in decision-making.
A further £3 million could be invested to develop the best ideas in a second phase of the competition.
The MOD is seeking solutions in 3 challenge areas:
The MoD is making more and more use of sensors. This means there is an increasingly large volume of complex data available to military operators and decision-makers.
It needs to increase its ability to analyse data and quickly use it to make informed and effective decisions.
The first phase seeks initial ideas. Winners of phase 1 funding will compete in a second phase to develop the idea further.
The competition will also see projects split between a fast track and standard track approach. The aim is to achieve greater pace but also to allow smaller companies and low maturity solutions to take part.
Eligibility and funding