The Home Office, Department for Transport, Centre for the Protection of National Infrastructure, Border Force and other departments and agencies, together with international partners would like to present to industry and academia a forward look for their security science, technology and innovation programmes and funding opportunities. 

The briefing day will be held on Wednesday 21 June in Central London, in conjunction with the Defence and Security Accelerator (DSA), the Joint Security and Resilience Centre (JSaRC), the UK’s Security and Resilience Industry Suppliers Community (RISC) and the Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN).

As part of this event we would like to offer you an opportunity to take part in our collaboration corner, organised by the Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN). This is a chance to advertise your innovation and highlight where you would like to build a collaboration with another delegate. You will be able to exchange contact details and also be added to the Joint Security and Resilience Centre (JSaRC) capabilities database. More information, including a template to complete and bring to the event, will be issued to everyone registering to attend.

The following calls and requirements will be launched during this Financial Year, starting from late June:

  • ‘Spot the threat in the crowd’ (Explosives) - This call will seek novel and innovative ideas for a whole-system approach that could help us to detect, identify and track threats from explosives and weapons, such as home-made explosives, while they are being transported or placed in crowded public places.

  • Future Aviation Security Solutions – The Future Aviation Security Solutions programme was launched last year, with a first competition under which 19 Phase 1 projects were funded to the value of £1.4m.  Find out about further funding opportunities coming up under our 5-year aviation security innovation programme.

  • Enduring Challenge – The Accelerator Enduring Challenge provides a route into defence and security for any supplier who believes they have an idea that can benefit UK Defence & Security. There are nine broad challenge areas to position proposals against: protection, situational awareness, power, communications, data, lethality, mobility, human performance, and lower cost of ownership. Find out how our requirements link up with the enduring challenge themes.

What will you get from the day?

  • An overview of the research that will be commissioned this year, including:

    • More detail on the content, timing and value of the calls;

    • How the research will be commissioned and information on Terms and Conditions;

    • How you can bid into the Defence and Security Accelerator Enduring Challenge and how it relates to the above departments.

  • The opportunity to network with policy makers, end users, academia and industry.