1st September 2022
Very exciting news of a low TRL DASA competition. We are working with the Defence Science and Technology Futures (DSTF) Programme within dstl (Defence Science and Technology Laboratory).
This is different to the normal DASA Competition format so make sure you read the Competition Document carefully. First of all, there is a modified much shorter application form.
Contracts are for a fixed amount (£50k) and there are fixed deliverables i) a two-page executive summary, ii) a 5000-7500 word report and iii) a 20 min presentation – we’d prefer people to attend in person but a virtual option can be arranged. The presentation will be in London and T&S associated with it must be included in the £50k. We aim to fund at least 15 of these projects which will start ~03 Jan 2023 and finish 04 May 2023 (presentations are 03 and 04 May). All the detail is in the Competition Document
So, what are we looking for?
We want to explore novel and creative ideas, concepts and/or technologies that have the potential to cause a significant game-changing or disruptive impact on Defence. We define ‘disruptive impact’ as “… something that radically alters how we do things – this can be positive (e.g. a new capability becomes available) or negative (e.g. a new type of threat arises).” Any topic is of interest from all disciplines.
There is a dial-in session on Friday 16 September. We expect this to be popular so register asap.
If you have any questions get in touch.
Many kind regards,