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Accelerator Autonomous Last Mile Resupply - DASA overview


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Defence and Security Accelerator Autonomous last mile resupply innovation network event.
Session 1 - Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) overview

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Accelerator Autonomous Last Mile Resupply - DASA overview

  1. 1. OFFICIAL Defence & Security Accelerator Update Autonomous last mile resupply Innovation network event - 23 May 2017 Defence and Security Accelerator
  2. 2. OFFICIAL Defence Innovation Initiative • the Defence Innovation Initiative was launched in Sep 2016 • the Defence Innovation Fund is nearly £800m over 8 years • the Accelerator was established in December 2016, building on the Centre for Defence Enterprise (CDE) Understand Prioritise Deliver
  3. 3. OFFICIAL Head of the Accelerator • Dr Lucy Mason appointed as new head of the Accelerator on 8 March • Accelerator is growing – currently ~15 people – plan to grow to ~30-40 over next year
  4. 4. OFFICIAL What is the Defence and Security Accelerator? • UK defence and security organisation, hosted by Dstl, to: – build advantage for the defence and security of the UK – generate economic value for our nation • Providing customers with innovation-as-a-service, via: – joining up across defence and security – outreach and engagement to find innovative ideas – accelerating the development of solutions to real-world problems – an end-to end process through to exploitation
  5. 5. OFFICIAL What is the Defence and Security Accelerator? • 500+ organisations have been involved so far with CDE and the Accelerator – including 340 companies – around 90 public entities – around 50 academic institutions Companies Public entities Academia
  6. 6. OFFICIAL The Enduring Challenge overview • launched on 26 January 2017 • open call to anyone who thinks they have a good defence or security idea • UK or overseas • submit anytime, reviewed monthly • rapid response, feedback for unsuccessful bids • budget of up to £6m in FY 2017/18 • funds proof of concept research in the range of £50 – 90k for work of up to 9 months duration, though we are open to make this more flexible in future
  7. 7. OFFICIAL Current enduring challenge areas Protection Personnel, platforms, facilities, digital systems, materials Situational Awareness Sensors, precision navigating and timing, reduced global positioning systems (GPS) dependence, surveillance, status of digital systems Power Provision, sources, non fossil, hybrid management, fuel efficiency Communications Secure, unsecure, mobile, novel forms Data Cyber, information, big data, management and processing, sense-making, visualisation, delivery, interoperability Lethality Weapons, conventional, novel, directed energy, defence, less lethal Mobility Platforms, air, land, sea, space, human, means of propulsion Human performance Physical and mental, systems interface, survivability,
  8. 8. OFFICIAL Why work with us? • a simple way to access UK defence and security customers • no long applications; no wasted meetings and no questions over who owns the idea – IP remains with the supplier • we will connect you with end users who have real needs • we want to establish long term research based relationships • we offer funding to develop, experiment and prove your concept, and provide access to demonstration and testing facilities • simple contracts; new short form contract released