The Open Call is one of the funding competition mechanisms DASA uses to find proposals that address challenges faced by government stakeholders. It gives bidders the opportunity to present their ideas to defence and security stakeholders at any time, without waiting for a relevant Themed Competition.
NEWS & INITIATIVES
Dept. of the Army -- USAMRAA is funding for Combat Readiness - Rapid Development and Translational Research Award. The deadline for pre-application is 31 August while the submission of applications to this funding opportunity is 01 Dec 2021.
On behalf of the UK Ministry of Defence (MOD), DASA is running a Market Exploration to explore potential technology that would improve MOD’s ability to monitor and improve power quality. This market exploration looks to identify technologies of Technology Readiness Level (TRL) 4 and above or those below TRL 4 that are likely to mature within a year.
On behalf of the Royal Air Force (RAF) DASA is running a Market Exploration to investigate zero emission options for the replacement of the existing fleet of military light training aircraft. The RAF currently operates a fleet of light aircraft across a variety of sites in the UK. The RAF customer wishes to better understand the market capability in this area and seeks information on the development of relevant technologies and systems that are in development and maturing over the coming 4 years. This information will be used to inform the user requirement specifications for a replacement system. The target date for replacement of the existing fleet is 2027.
The Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) Space Programme is seeking proposals that can aid UK Defence and Security to develop future space technologies. We are looking for innovative solutions that can address a series of challenges released in “drops” throughout 2021 and 2022.