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Funding opportunity: MOD Open Call for Innovation

June 13, 2017

The MOD is looking to fund and accelerate innovative research that could benefit UK armed forces and national security, and they need YOU!


The opportunity…


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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