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SBRI Competitions for Technology Companies

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SBRI Competitions for Technology Companies

SBRI (Small Business Research Initiative) is the Innovate UK programme to provide opportunities for innovative companies to engage with the public sector to solve specific problems.


Revolutionise the human information relationship for Defence

The MOD are to invest up to £3m in Phase 1 of this new Defence and Security Accelerator competition, with a further £3m available for Phase 2.

Proposals are invited for technology solutions that will develop new technologies, processes and ways of operating to improve Defence staff’s ability to analyse and exploit data to inform decision-making. This competition will cover 3 challenge areas:

Challenge 1: allowing rapid and automated integration of new sensors

Challenge 2: free up personnel by the innovative use of machine learning algorithms and artificial intelligence (AI) for military advantage

Challenge 3: make effective use of operator cognitive capacity, particularly by human-machine teaming.

Full details can be found in the Competition Document

Award: up to £3m in Phase 1

Opens: Currently open

Competition Closes: Phase 1 proposals received by 12:00 on 21 March 2017

The competition will be briefed at the Defence and Security Accelerator Innovation Network event on 23 February 2017 and at a webinar on 27 February 2017.