DASA have launched two new innovation focus areas

22nd September 2022

Beyond Line of Sight Communications (IFA036) This IFA is being run on behalf of the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) Communication and Networks programme, and is seeking Generation-After-Next (GAN) proposals, which explore and develop new / novel beyond line of sight (BLOS) communication options. This IFA expects proposals to deliver a proof of concept at […]

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UK GOVERNMENT NEEDS TO GO FURTHER

21st September 2022

Responding to the release of further details from the UK Government on the energy support plan for business, Trudy Morris, Chief Executive of Caithness Chamber of Commerce, said: “Whilst it is welcome that the UK Government has finally responded and stepped up to provide an initial support package for firms by capping wholesale energy prices […]

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DASA – Innovation Focus Area on Human Augmentation

21st September 2022

The DASA Innovation Focus Area on Human Augmentation has been extended for another Cycle of the DASA Open Call. It will now close at midday 23 November.  This IFA is seeking ideas that temporarily or permanently modify human performance.  The call is very wide and covers everything from nutrition to exoskeletons.  Projects will finish at […]

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Energy advice

20th September 2022

With the continuing energy crisis, many businesses are left wondering what their options are for lowering costs and becoming more resilient to ever changing market conditions. Whilst the Chamber continues to lobby and campaign for government support for businesses, we wanted to know how renewable heating options stack up in this current economic climate. So, […]

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We join the Nation in mourning the passing of Her Majesty the Queen

8th September 2022

We are deeply saddened at Caithness Chamber of Commerce to learn of the passing of Her Majesty the Queen. She devoted herself to a lifetime of service to our country and she will be greatly missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Royal Family at this time

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DASA – New Market Exploration launched

8th September 2022

You may have seen that we have launched a new Market Exploration called ‘How clean is your hull?’. The Royal Navy is looking for innovative ways to clean submarines, specifically to mitigate the negative impact of bio-fouling on a submarine’s signature and performance. More details are here If you have any questions, please get in […]

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SCC press release: SCC respond to 2022-2023 Programme for Government

7th September 2022

Reacting to the publication of the 2022-2023 Programme for Government, Charandeep Singh BEM, Deputy Chief Executive, Scottish Chambers of Commerce, said: “The First Minister rightly highlighted the challenges faced by businesses and households as spiralling energy bills and inflation weigh down on confidence and prospects of a recession loom large. “Despite the resilience of business […]

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DASA – New Funding Programme

6th September 2022

DASA are pleased to announce a new funding programme called the Defence Technology Exploitation Programme (DTEP). DTEP is a £16m programme designed to help small or medium-sized (lower-tier) SME suppliers join Defence supply chains and to boost SME defence innovation. Lower-tier suppliers will partner with UK-based higher-tier suppliers who provides or plans to provide Capability […]

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DASA COMPETITION

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 […]

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DASA Collaboration Event: Novel Amphibious Craft due to be launched October 2022

29th August 2022

You may have seen an announcement on social media for a DASA event hosted at BattleLab (https://defencebattlelab.com/ ). I have been assured that it will be possible to attend virtually with break-out rooms being provided for private conversations. The event is in advance of a new DASA Themed Competition – Novel Amphibious Craft which is […]

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