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Defence and Security Accelerator - how to apply

11 Dec 2020

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The Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) is a government programme that offers development funding for innovative technologies and services that advance the art of the possible by 5-10 years. This keeps the UK ahead of its adversaries and helps businesses prosper in a competitive environment.

DASA publishes around 30 challenges each year to help protect the UK from its adversaries and keep the public safe. If you have development concepts on your technology roadmap that could fully or partially address these challenges, DASA provides full-funding without restricting where else you can sell these developments and they don’t take any IP or equity.

In the last 3 years DASA have awarded over £120m to more than 700 businesses and universities. More than half the awards have gone to SMEs.

They also have a team of regional Innovation Partners who can advise you on the suitability of your proposal prior to bidding and provide advice on applying.

If you’re looking for funds to de-risk the development of exciting new products that could give you a competitive edge, take a look at current DASA challenges here and contact your regional DASA Innovation Partner here.

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