Category: Commercial

News story: Introducing Defence Innovation Loans! Helping you make your Defence Innovation market ready

The Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) are pleased to launch a new competition: the Defence Innovation Loan, which has £10 million to lend for innovative defence solutions. Accessible to SMEs, and with a below market interest rate of 7.4% per annum, the Defence Innovation Loan provides an excellent opportunity to apply for affordable funds to help you bring your solutions...

News story: Supercharging science: an open letter from Dstl chief executive

To scientists, technologists, engineers, innovators, researchers, and academics I am calling on each and every one of you to think about how your work contributes to keeping our families, friends, and communities secure, safe, and prosperous – and to consider working with the organisation I lead, Dstl, to supercharge that effort. In the starkest circumstances, coronavirus has demonstrated the crucial...

News story: Finding next-gen space tech: DASA launches the Space to Innovate Campaign

The space domain, which includes satellites and space-based services, is vital to modern life, enabling a range of civilian and military activities. Any form of disturbance to UK space capabilities, whether that is natural or intentional, can cause a severe disruption to UK prosperity. To promote space resilience and operational effectiveness, the Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) is pleased to...

Case study: Autonomous nanodrone captures aerial intelligence in a snap

In any military or security operation, awareness of your surroundings is critical. With multiple routes and obstacles to consider, plus a range of weather conditions and communication limitations, gaining situational awareness whilst staying safe and hidden from your adversary can be a battle in itself. UK aerospace company Flare Bright is pushing the boundaries of embedded AI technology to develop...