30th April 2024

The Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) is pleased to launch a new IFA called Unlocking the True Potential of Test and Evaluation for Defence, run on behalf of the Ministry of Defence (MOD).

DASA is seeking innovations for priority T&E issues for which no solution is currently known across the domain.

We would like to see novel proposals that:
  • Accelerate the assurance of new systems and technologies
  • Attune systems to the latest threats, emerging programme requirements and likely operating environments, for example by using digital tools and methods
  • Enable capability to be more available to the war fighter, more quickly, more often and for longer. For example, mobile T&E infrastructure (taking the test to the capability rather than the capability to the test) allowing for rapid (re)assessment and assurance
  • Enable agility by creating better understanding of the capability through innovative T&E methods and delivery
  • Enable accelerated acceptance of the capability at test, by developing the novel T&E methods and processes with key regulations/ regulators (for example the Defence Safety Authority) in mind and enabling better understanding of risks and mitigations
In Short:
  • DASA has launched a new Innovation Focus Area (IFA) called Unlocking the True Potential of Test and Evaluation (T&E) for Defence
  • Funding provided by the Ministry of Defence (MOD)
  • Suggested project values of between £50,000 and £200,000 (ex VAT) with a maximum of £500,000 (ex VAT) per financial year
  • This IFA will be open for a minimum of two cycles

Learn more and submit a proposal

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