You’ve heard some really useful background to the competition from the team here today but you need to remember that we’re only interested in what’s detailed in the competition document, which you can find on our website. It it’s not in there, it’s out of scope for the competition.
systems with multiple platforms, for example swarming systems
systems involving a mix of ground and air platforms working together
provide performance step-changes in the use of unmanned systems in tactical logistic roles – in a wide range of challenging environments, outlined already today.
For example, hardware solutions could include sensors to help predict or monitor the demand for combat supplies. Software could handle and process the resupply missions.
"If you are thinking of using an unmanned aircraft in any part of this competition, you will be required to demonstrate it flying missions by the end of Phase 1. It is important that you obtain the required licenses or permissions (from the CAA) required for that demonstration. You should include evidence that you hold the appropriate permission or can demonstrate you are working towards this in your proposal."
Encouraging collaboration at any point, please make connections today.
Successful Phase 1 bidders can go on to submit phase 2, here you can collaborate with whoever you wish, it is not restricted to who you may have worked with in phase 1.
Networking event date: Mid September 2017
There is only one route to submit your research proposal to us – and that is our on line submission service
The reason we use one route for all competitions is that it keeps overheads low – for us and for you.
It allows very tight control over who gets to see your submission distribution around our network of expert assessors is controlled. This is an important because we take our reputation as a ‘trusted guardian’ of supplier IP very seriously indeed.
I recommend you sign up for an account as soon as you can so that you can familiarise yourself with the new service. There’s lots of helpful advice and guidance included at every stage of your submission.
Something that never changes is the need to submit a high quality proposal.
One which is clear, concise and evidence based.
There is a presentation on ‘how to work with the Accelerator’ at 13:45 by my colleague Jim Pennycook, and also a presentation on ‘submitting a successful proposal’ by my colleague Gemma Moxham at 14:05.
You have successfully submitted your proposal and the competition has closed. Now it will be assessed by experts from Dstl and Army HQ.
All assessors are government employees and are trained to the same standard, so you can trust them with your IP.
If your proposal is funded, you will be provide with a technical partner from Dstl or Army HQ who can help you better understand government requirements and provide the link to the defence, security and wider government community.
You must have your submission in by 21st June 2017 @ 12 noon
Accelerator Autonomous last mile resupply: competiton management process - 23 May 2017
Competition Management Process
Autonomous last mile resupply
Innovation network event - 23 May 2017
Unmanned air and
ground load carrying
Technologies and systems
to allow load carrying
platforms to operate
Technologies to autonomously
predict, plan, track and optimise
resupply demands from military
• literature reviews
• PhD applications
• paper-based studies
• marginal improvements to existing capabilities
• proposals that lack a clear benefit to defence
• proposals that include unlicensed unmanned aircraft
What we are not interested in