UK Biological Engagement Programme - CDE themed competition launch

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UK Biological Engagement Programme - CDE themed competition launch

  1. 1. © Crown copyright 2013 Dstl 09 September 2013
  2. 2. UK Biological Engagement Programme: Strengthening Biological Security Centre for Defence Enterprise
  3. 3. The aim of CDE
  4. 4. Five key operating principles underpin the CDE model
  5. 5. Engaging innovators
  6. 6. 09 September 2013 Accessible opportunity
  7. 7. Sustaining incentives
  8. 8. Minimising participation costs
  9. 9. Compliance
  10. 10. Intellectual property
  11. 11. Two routes to funding
  12. 12. Online bid submission
  13. 13. Themed calls
  14. 14. Dstl is part of the Ministry of Defence Crown Copyright (c) 2012 Centre for Defence Enterprise www.science.mod.uk/enterprise cde@dstl.gov.uk UNCLASSIFIED / FOR PUBLIC RELEASE CDE themed call programme UK BEP: Strengthening Biological Security Call close 28 Oct 2013 Cyber Defence – Host Based Detection of Cyber Insider Threat Call launch 27 Nov 2013 Integrated Computational Materials Science and Engineering Call launch 3 Dec 2013 Protecting Military Platforms Call launch 3 Dec 2013 Register and further details at www.science.mod.uk under ‘Events and Calls’ All calls close at 17:00 hrs
  15. 15. Defence Open Call
  16. 16. © Crown Copyright MOD 2011 Effective proposals
  17. 17. 09/09/2013 UK BEP is a little different…
  18. 18. UK Biological Engagement Programme : Strengthening Biological Security UNCLASSIFIED DSTL/TR75586 © Crown copyright 2013 Dstl 09 September 2013
  19. 19. Content • Background • UK Biological Engagement Programme (UK BEP) projects • Requirement • Selection Criteria • Questions? UNCLASSIFIED © Crown copyright 2013 Dstl 09 September 2013
  20. 20. Background • History of Global Partnership UNCLASSIFIED © Crown copyright 2013 Dstl 09 September 2013
  21. 21. Background • History of the UK BEP • Aim - Minimise the risk that states or terrorists seeking to develop a biological weapons capability will acquire materials or expertise UNCLASSIFIED © Crown copyright 2013 Dstl 09 September 2013
  22. 22. Background • Vision -“Dual-use” scientific institutes and individual scientists in priority countries are engaged in sustainable, good quality, legitimate science, working in a safe, secure and transparent manner …in a culture of integrity, accountability and responsibility. Dangerous pathogens are secured, stored and handled in accordance with international standards in order to minimise the risk of acquisition and use by terrorists and to avoid accidental releases • Since 2003 UK BEP has managed >£15M of projects UNCLASSIFIED© Crown copyright 2013 Dstl 09 September 2013
  23. 23. UK BEP Who we are and what we do UNCLASSIFIED© Crown copyright 2013 Dstl 09 September 2013
  24. 24. UK BEP aims and objectives • Minimise the risks of misuse of biological science expertise and material • Promote improved biosafety and biosecurity and build capacity in modern diagnostics, disease control and surveillance – Plant, Animal and Human health – Identify, prevent or respond to Natural outbreaks, Accidental release, Deliberate misuse – Capacity and Capability Building • Support the universality and implementation of the BTWC – Engagement, Cooperation and Transparency UNCLASSIFIED© Crown copyright 2013 Dstl 09 September 2013
  25. 25. Where we work: the health – security intersection UNCLASSIFIED© Crown copyright 2013 Dstl 09 September 2013 BEP
  26. 26. Geographical range and limits • Current programme range: UNCLASSIFIED© Crown copyright 2013 Dstl 09 September 2013
  27. 27. Project types • Collaborative Research Projects – Research-based ‘partner’ projects implemented through international science centres, NATO or NGOs – Contributions to activities carried out by international organisations (eg WHO, FAO, OIE) • Training packages – Specific science skills, Critical enabling skills – Safety, Security and Ethics UNCLASSIFIED© Crown copyright 2013 Dstl 09 September 2013
  28. 28. Collaborative research projects • Capability development with a strong applied scientific focus • Well-defined element of biosafety, security and ethics advocacy • Projects carried out in the overseas institute • Mentoring by UK experts UNCLASSIFIED • Plant pathology in Georgia • Brucellosis in Tajikistan • Vector epidemiology in Tajikistan • Arbovirus diagnosis in Tajikistan © Crown copyright 2013 Dstl 09 September 2013
  29. 29. Contribution to other programmes • Input into programmes of international organisations (WHO, OIE, FAO) • Input to existing research projects • Contributions to larger projects • Preliminary investigations supporting grant applications • Research contribution example : Arbovirus diagnosis and epidemiology • Support the involvement of UK expertise • Support development of UK diagnostic capability UNCLASSIFIED© Crown copyright 2013 Dstl 09 September 2013
  30. 30. Biosafety, Biosecurity and Bioethics Education UNCLASSIFIED • BSL 2 training for new laboratories • Support to BTWC implementation • Delivery of Bioethics Educational Resource • Support biosafety associations © Crown copyright 2013 Dstl 09 September 2013
  31. 31. Critical science and management skills UNCLASSIFIED • Disease specific practical and theory courses • PCR and ELISA courses • Laboratory management mentoring • Introducing or updating lab processes and techniques • English Language Training • Support to communications © Crown copyright 2013 Dstl 09 September 2013
  32. 32. What are we looking for? • Projects that support development of capability of overseas institutes working with infectious agents • Projects with a strong focus on biological safety and security and adoption of recognised international standards and norms • Projects that demonstrate a clear benefit to requirement of the international partner • Mentored research initiatives, short term exchanges, export of specific required skills, development & delivery of training courses, study tours, support to on-going research initiatives • Other ways to do this? UNCLASSIFIED© Crown copyright 2013 Dstl 09 September 2013
  33. 33. Objectives to consider when applying • Demonstrate knowledge of the situation and set realistic objectives and milestones • Proof-of-concept studies • Politics, cultural barriers and security situations may influence what is achievable – Make appropriate assessments of project risks UNCLASSIFIED© Crown copyright 2013 Dstl 09 September 2013
  34. 34. Objectives to consider when applying • Avoid duplication of effort – Linkage to other funds is encouraged – Utilise niche expertise, articulate unique features of your input • Sustainability – What is the long-term outcome of your proposal? Explain how you support the capability and capacity development of the overseas partner UNCLASSIFIED© Crown copyright 2013 Dstl 09 September 2013
  35. 35. MENA region: specific considerations • Large region • Security / lack of access - regional approach often most effective) • Early stage of engagement; lack of clear national/local requirements and trusted PoC • Diverse cultural and political sensitivities (national and local). • Unequal distribution of wealth (eg requirements in Sudan likely to differ from Gulf States) UNCLASSIFIED© Crown copyright 2013 Dstl 09 September 2013
  36. 36. Requirements • Requirement 1: Collaborative scientific research • Requirement 2: Laboratory capacity building • Requirement 3: Network building • Requirement 4: Increasing Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention (BTWC) awareness UNCLASSIFIED © Crown copyright 2013 Dstl 09 September 2013
  37. 37. Requirement 1: Collaborative scientific research • Collaborative biological sciences research projects that link UK experts from, academia or industry with scientists overseas UNCLASSIFIED © Crown copyright 2013 Dstl 09 September 2013
  38. 38. Requirement 2: Laboratory capacity building • Development and delivery of training courses that encompass one or more of the following: i. biosafety and biosecurity ii. infectious disease diagnostics (human, animal or plant) iii. modern laboratory methods and technologies iv. supporting scientific development in areas such as experimental design, data analysis and/or scientific writing UNCLASSIFIED © Crown copyright 2013 Dstl 09 September 2013
  39. 39. Requirement 3: Network building • Development of regional biosafety associations and/or sustainable networks for scientific cooperation UNCLASSIFIED © Crown copyright 2013 Dstl 09 September 2013
  40. 40. Requirement 4: Increasing BTWC awareness • Development of conferences, workshops or training courses that increase awareness of the aims of, and obligations under, the BTWC UNCLASSIFIED © Crown copyright 2013 Dstl 09 September 2013
  41. 41. Selection Criteria • What we want UNCLASSIFIED © Crown copyright 2013 Dstl 09 September 2013
  42. 42. Proposals must include…… • a clear statement of which requirement the project will aim to address • a clear statement of the programme of work that would be carried out and the outputs (deliverables) from the work • a clear statement of the expected outcome(s), how this will be proven (metrics of success) or demonstrated and how it will provide evidence that the outputs can be exploited/sustained within country UNCLASSIFIED © Crown copyright 2013 Dstl 09 September 2013
  43. 43. Proposals must also include……. • a statement on the anticipated practicality of adopting the proposed project • an outline of any data/equipment requirements of the proposal, and how these will be met. Any dependencies on the supply of data/equipment from MOD must be stated © Crown copyright 2013 Dstl 09 September 2013
  44. 44. Selection criteria • What we don’t want • We are not looking for proposals that focus solely on health/aid/environmental issues eg infant health, HIV/AIDS, water quality, smoking-related diseases, diabetes, global warming © Crown copyright 2013 Dstl 09 September 2013
  45. 45. Previous CDE projects • Project title: Biosecurity education and national education networks: Building national capacities and sustainable activities in biosecurity competencies to prevent the misuse of biological materials and expertise • Requirements addressed: 2 and 4 • UK partner: Bradford Disarmament Research Centre (BDRC), Bradford University UNCLASSIFIED © Crown copyright 2013 Dstl 09 September 2013
  46. 46. Previous CDE projects • Project title: Support for the professional promotion and communication of recipient institute outputs arising from UKBEP engagements • Requirement addressed: 2 • UK partner: UK-based consultancy “Innoventors” UNCLASSIFIED © Crown copyright 2013 Dstl 09 September 2013
  47. 47. Other Information 1 • Proposals must:  Identify risks and mitigations; milestones; deliverables and outputs  Include appropriate progress reports  Address any regulatory and/or ethical approval issues according to UK/MOD regulations © Crown copyright 2013 Dstl 09 September 2013
  48. 48. Other Information 2 • Proposals should:  Outline track record or working in the region  Describe previous linkages with the overseas partner or comparable institute © Crown copyright 2013 Dstl 09 September 2013
  49. 49. Other Information 3 • Duration of projects typically 6-12 months, with potential for follow on • Total budget for this competition - maximum £400K • Proposals likely to be £20-80K • Dstl will be able to provide advice and guidance throughout the project • Submitted proposals will be reviewed and assessed by MOD/FCO/Dstl/AHVLA subject matter experts UNCLASSIFIED © Crown copyright 2013 Dstl 09 September 2013
  50. 50. Other Information 4 • All contracts will be subject to standard CDE competition T&Cs with additional clauses • All contracts shall be subject to DEFCON 705 (Intellectual Property Rights – Research and Technology) • Technical queries to UKBEP@dstl.gov.uk • Full details of the call available at www.science.mod.uk UNCLASSIFIED © Crown copyright 2013 Dstl 09 September 2013
  51. 51. Crown Copyright (c) 2012 Centre for Defence Enterprise www.science.mod.uk/enterprise cde@dstl.gov.uk UNCLASSIFIED / FOR PUBLIC RELEASE Centre for Defence Enterprise Submitting a Successful Proposal Centre for Defence Enterprise (CDE)
  52. 52. Dstl is part of the Ministry of Defence UNCLASSIFIED / For Public Release Centre for Defence Enterprise www.science.mod.uk/enterprise cde@dstl.gov.uk Crown Copyright Dstl 2012 Know what is available
  53. 53. Dstl is part of the Ministry of Defence UNCLASSIFIED / For Public Release Centre for Defence Enterprise www.science.mod.uk/enterprise cde@dstl.gov.uk Crown Copyright Dstl 2012 Know what is available
  54. 54. Dstl is part of the Ministry of Defence UNCLASSIFIED / For Public Release Centre for Defence Enterprise www.science.mod.uk/enterprise cde@dstl.gov.uk Crown Copyright Dstl 2012 Know what is available
  55. 55. Dstl is part of the Ministry of Defence UNCLASSIFIED / For Public Release Centre for Defence Enterprise www.science.mod.uk/enterprise cde@dstl.gov.uk Crown Copyright Dstl 2012 Read available information Start with – Quick Start Guide plus other CDE manuals – Account Manual, User Manual, Technology Application Manual Know what is available
  56. 56. Dstl is part of the Ministry of Defence UNCLASSIFIED / For Public Release Centre for Defence Enterprise www.science.mod.uk/enterprise cde@dstl.gov.uk Crown Copyright Dstl 2012 Know what is available
  57. 57. Dstl is part of the Ministry of Defence UNCLASSIFIED / For Public Release Centre for Defence Enterprise www.science.mod.uk/enterprise cde@dstl.gov.uk Crown Copyright Dstl 2012 Developing a CDE proposal
  58. 58. Unclassified
  59. 59. mins Assessment
  60. 60. Not an exam
  61. 61. Description
  62. 62. Description
  63. 63. Military tab
  64. 64. Military tab Explain which UK BEP requirement you are addressing.
  65. 65. Inventory tab
  66. 66. Screen Shot of Inventory TabInventory tab How will the work achieve the stated aims?
  67. 67. Health and safety
  68. 68. Supply tab
  69. 69. Screen shot of supply tabSupply tab How will you do the work? What is your experience? Include project plans with milestones.
  70. 70. Dstl is part of the Ministry of Defence UNCLASSIFIED / For Public Release Centre for Defence Enterprise www.science.mod.uk/enterprise cde@dstl.gov.uk Crown Copyright Dstl 2012 Government-furnished X
  71. 71. Ethics
  72. 72. Commercial tab
  73. 73. Commercial tab
  74. 74. MOD Performance Assessment Framework Five criteria: Operational relevance Likelihood of exploitation Builds critical S&T capability Scientific quality/innovation Science, innovation and technology risk
  75. 75. Crown Copyright (c) 2012 Centre for Defence Enterprise www.science.mod.uk/enterprise cde@dstl.gov.uk UNCLASSIFIED / FOR PUBLIC RELEASE Proposal health check
  76. 76. Claim of future benefit
  77. 77. Contribution to future benefit
  78. 78. Logical programme of work
  79. 79. Generation of evidence
  80. 80. Demonstration of progress
  81. 81. Crown Copyright (c) 2012 Centre for Defence Enterprise www.science.mod.uk/enterprise cde@dstl.gov.uk UNCLASSIFIED / FOR PUBLIC RELEASE Based on a claim of future benefit Contribution to realisation of future benefit Logical programme of work Evidential outcomes Demonstration of progress towards goal Health check
  82. 82. Early birds
  83. 83. Dstl is part of the Ministry of Defence UNCLASSIFIED / For Public Release Centre for Defence Enterprise www.science.mod.uk/enterprise cde@dstl.gov.uk Crown Copyright Dstl 2012 This call closes: 17:00 hrs on Monday 28 October 2013 Deadline
  84. 84. Crown Copyright (c) 2012 Centre for Defence Enterprise www.science.mod.uk/enterprise cde@dstl.gov.uk UNCLASSIFIED / FOR PUBLIC RELEASE Centre for Defence Enterprise cde@dstl.gov.uk www.science.mod.uk/enterprise Call process queries
  85. 85. Dstl is part of the Ministry of Defence UNCLASSIFIED / For Public Release Centre for Defence Enterprise www.science.mod.uk/enterprise cde@dstl.gov.uk Crown Copyright Dstl 2012 UKBEP@dstl.gov.uk Call technical queries
  86. 86. Dstl is part of the Ministry of Defence UNCLASSIFIED / For Public Release Centre for Defence Enterprise www.science.mod.uk/enterprise cde@dstl.gov.uk Crown Copyright Dstl 2012 www.science.mod.uk Events and Calls > Current calls for proposals >UK Biological Engagement Programme: Strengthening Biological Security Next webinar: 3 October 2013 12.30 Register online Further information
  87. 87. 17 September 15-minute slots Register online Prepare your questions in advance Telephone surgery sessions

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