9th November 2022

DASA is delighted to announce a new Themed Competition on whole body vibration (WBV). We have £2.5m to investigate three challenges:

Challenge 1: Define the size and nature of the problem

Challenge 2: Quantify exposure to WBV

Challenge 3: Establish the short-term effects of WBV on the performance of duties

£925k of the total £2.5m must be spent within the financial year 2023/2024 and deliverables must be planned with this in mind. We expect to fund between one and three proposals over a 47-month period. All contracts must complete by the end of March 2027. At least one funded proposal will be a multidisciplinary programme seeking to address all or the majority of the questions raised. Projects can start in the range of TRL1 to TRL5 but must progress to TRL6 by the end of the contract.

There is a webinar and general Q&A on 17 November 2022 and the opportunity to book 15-minute one-to-one sessions with the technical team on 22 and 29 November 2022. These will all be delivered by MS Teams. Eventbrite signup pages are provided in the competition document which is here:


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