DASA enhances Innovation Partner scheme

Posted on 6 December, 2022 by Advance 

The Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) is planning several changes to its Innovation Partner structure, to ensure it can provide the most effective assistance to innovators right across the UK.

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DASA has a team of Innovation Partners who can provide you with support in working with DASA. The Innovation Partners help innovators throughout the UK and abroad and they are ideally placed to help you understand opportunities across the defence and security community.

DASA's Innovation Partners know and understand their regions. They have well-established relationships with academic institutions, industry, Local Enterprise Partnerships and trade bodies and continue to grow their networks of innovators in all sectors.

To ensure our Innovation Partners can continue to support local innovators across the UK, DASA has made several changes:

DASA is recruiting a new Innovation Partner for the East of England. Details and applications are sought via: https://bit.ly/dasainnovationpartner

After this post is filled, Clare Green, who currently covers the East of England, will move to cover Yorkshire and The Humber.

Anna Taylor, who has been covering both the North East and Yorkshire and The Humber, will then focus solely on the North East.

These changes will enhance DASA’s ability to support local innovators across the UK and enable us to find the very best innovations for the defence and security of the Nation.

If you have questions about these changes and how they affect you, please contact DASA:

How can my local Innovation Partner help me?

DASA relies on diversity of thought in order to find and fund the very best innovations for defence and security. DASA is committed to working with all types of organisations and individuals, regardless of background. DASA Innovation Partners can support you by:

helping you understand how your innovation may be relevant to defence and security

signposting to opportunities

providing assistance to link you to users across Government

guiding you through the submission process for DASA’s various opportunities

connecting you to members of DASA’s Access to Mentoring and Finance team (A2MF) for advice on helping you build the business behind your innovation.

How to get in touch with your local Innovation Partner

If you have an idea or innovation you believe is suitable for a defence or security challenge, DASA want to hear from you.

To speak to an Innovation Partner, visit the webpage: