New funding for Defence Innovation Priorities

Industry and academia are being urged to submit their ideas to help MOD with its most pressing problems to face future threats.

The Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) will oversee the Innovation Focus Areas and is particularly keen to hear from those who’ve never before worked with Defence.

Last year, MOD outlined its five innovation priorities which were considered to be the priority themes and topics, with shared risks and issues. The challenges are to:

  • Integrate information and physical activity across all domains: how can we integrate information and physical activity across domains (particularly space and cyber), and synchronise with wider government to increase understanding and operational tempo?
  • Deliver agile command and control: how can we deliver agile command and control, to make faster, better decisions and generate decisive advantage in complex operations?
  • Operate and deliver effects in contested domains: how can we operate and deliver military outcomes in denied and contested domains?
  • Defence people, skills, knowledge and experience: how can we access people with the right skills, knowledge and experience?
  • Simulate future battlespace complexity: how do we represent future battlespace complexity and higher levels of integration in training, wargaming and experimentation?

Suppliers can bid for funding by submitting their ideas through the Open Call for Innovation. If you have an idea and aren’t sure if it fits the bill, DASA’s Innovation Partners are on hand to advise.

To find out more about how to apply for any of these projects – please click here. If you have any further questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Fred Sugden, Head of Defence at techUK at

  • Sam Wyatt

    Sam Wyatt

    Programme Manager | Defence and Cyber Security
    T 020 7331 2169
  • Fred Sugden

    Fred Sugden

    Head of Programme | Defence
    T 020 7331 2032

Share this


A thank you letter from @NHSX and @tara_donnelly1 to all the industry partners that have helped sustain and protect…
techUK is delighted to share an early insider's glimpse of @educationgovuk ambitious new programme to provide lapto…
.@MicrosoftUK has committed to help 25 million people who have lost their job due to #COVID19 to reskill for roles…
ICYMI @MeVitae discussed how to ensure the hiring process is free of prejudice & latent bias with new technologies…
Fewer frameworks and more ministerial muscle – how government can make good on its SME agenda - techUK's Head of Pu…
We have an exciting line-up of speakers who will be sharing their insights on customer innovation and Open Banking…
Last chance to register for our Monday event on how AI can help us adapt to climate change. Awesome panel with our…
Become a Member

Become a techUK Member

By becoming a techUK member we will help you grow through:

Click here to learn more...