DASA - Funding Opportunities Webinar

KTN, in partnership with the Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA), presents a Webinar Briefing on the Open Funding call for companies whose products/services could be applied to the UK’s defence and security sector.

Event Details


10.00 - 11.00



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KTN in collaboration with the Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) would like to invite you to join an online briefing event on Monday 12th October 2020. You will have the opportunity to hear about the DASA open competition and discover how your company’s ideas could be applied to improving the defence and security in the UK via this funding.

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DASA seeks ideas from a range of sectors, and applicants may be new to DASA and not have supplied Defence or security sectors previously. DASA has more recently funded projects: to reduce counterfeiting of banknotes; to enable the Army to use autonomous technology to cross rivers; to reduce the impact of windfarms on radar and bio processing waste liquids.

DASA achieves this by identifying and funding the most novel and desirable ideas from industry and academia.

The Open Call is open for proposals all year round, with assessment dates scheduled across the year.

DASA themed Competitions exist to offer suppliers the opportunity to submit proposals around specific government areas of interest. Themed competitions may only run for a short time and have set closing dates. DASA has had various themed competitions covering a range of topics. For details on past competitions, please see here.

This webinar will provide an overview of the Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) competitions and the type of innovations DASA is seeking.

The webinar is aimed at the existing (and maybe recent past) KTP project partnerships (incl. Universities, Companies, Associates) in the UK, primarily the Y&H and NE regions.

To those who are interested to find out if their innovative ideas, concepts, technology or service can help to improve the defence and/or security of the UK.


  • Welcome from the Chair – Trevor Gregory – Knowledge Transfer Advisor, KTN
  • Introduction to Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) – Anna Taylor – Regional Innovation Partner for the North East, DASA
  • Scope and Background to open call
  • Case Study – Northern Engineering Solutions Ltd
  • Q&A
  • Online networking and collaboration (Meeting Mojo)

Networking Opportunity with Meeting Mojo

KTN are making their online networking platform, Meeting Mojo, available for those interested in this competition. If you want a subcontractor to join you in your project, you can use this platform to find the appropriate skills and request a 1:1 meeting with them after this briefing event, and/or send messages. You can also use Meeting Mojo to book a meeting with KTN and DASA. We will send registered delegates a link to use this platform.

Event Partner

The Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) is an innovation hub for the government to help industry and academia turn ideas into innovative equipment and services faster for national security and military users; in order to help maintain security and military advantage over our adversaries to protect people, and to build prosperity for the UK.


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