There are two solicitations from Silicon Valley Innovation Program (SVIP), on behalf of the US Coast Guard. SVIP is the US Department of Homeland Security’s alternative procurement agency to reach alternative innovators in the Silicon Valley and similar ecosystems. It is different to DIU in terms that while DIU seeks mature technologies that it can put into warfighters’ hands very quickly hence opening solicitations for only 10 working days, SVIP seeks to develop new capabilities from lower TRLs. Its calls are open for up to one year and SVIP accepts applications every three months, see below the three quarterly dates.
Invisible shield: Countering IEDs by novel technology and techniques
This Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) competition is run on behalf of the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl). It aims to develop and demonstrate a number of novel technologies and techniques in the area of Counter-IED ECM.
DST will host the Land Science and Innovation (LSI) Conference at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre as part of Land Forces 2020 on 2nd and 3rd of September this year.