Defence and Security Accelerator Open Call for Innovation
The Accelerator Open Call for Innovation provides some direction on what MOD’s on-going research challenges are, while still remaining open to all highly innovative ideas that challenge existing conventions and have a high potential benefit for the defence and security end user.
It has a budget of up to £6 million in financial year 2017/18. The Accelerator typically funds proposals for proof-of-concept research in the range of £50,000 to £90,000 for work of up to 9 months duration.
It provides a route into defence and security for any supplier who thinks they have an idea that can benefit UK Defence and Security, at home or abroad. As well as all their existing suppliers, they want to attract those who have not worked with defence and security before.
The Open Call for Innovation has regular assessment cycles. A list of the closing dates for 2017/2018 is available here.