The MOD is looking to fund and accelerate innovative research that could benefit UK armed forces and national security, and they need YOU!
The MOD’s Open Call for Innovation is a route into defence and security for anyone who thinks they have an innovative, proof-of-concept idea that could benefit UK Defence and Security, at home or abroad. The 9 key challenges the MOD is looking to combat are:
Protection: personnel, platforms, digital systems, materials
Situational awareness: sensors, precision navigation and timing, reduced global positioning system (GPS) dependability, surveillance, status of digital systems
Power: provision, sources, non fossil, hybrid, management, fuel efficiency
Communications: secure, unsecure, mobile, novel forms
Data: cyber, information, big data, management and processing, sensemaking, visualisation, delivery, interoperability
Lethality: weapons: conventional, novel, directed energy, defence, less than lethal
Mobility: platforms, air, land, sea, space, human, means of propulsion
Human Performance: physical and mental, systems interface, survivability, sustainment, training, medical
Lower cost of ownership: platforms, equipment, facilities
…and how you can seize it
If you have a novel idea and believe that you can bring something to the table the MOD is inviting you to submit a proposal to outline your plan of attack – it’s that simple.
Don’t panic – we’ve got you!
If we’ve piqued your interest but it sounds like a lot of hassle, or you’re keen to apply but are unsure of where to begin, don’t worry; that’s what we’re here for.
Innovation Point is here to help companies like yours find and secure opportunities just like this, and it doesn’t stop there. We’re able to support you throughout the proposal, be it project management, bid development support, pitch training, or just about anything else. Just ask!
At a glance:
VALUE: up to £90,000
AIM: to accelerate innovative proof-of-concept research for the advantage of UK armed forces and national security
DEADLINE: Ongoing until February 2018
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