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Defence: Innovation

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 24th March 2020.

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Photo of Grahame Morris Grahame Morris Labour, Easington

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will introduce a Defence and Security Accelerator Themed Competition focusing on security.

Photo of Jeremy Quin Jeremy Quin The Minister of State, Ministry of Defence

The Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) is a cross-Government organisation, launched in December 2016 by the Secretary of State for Defence. DASA finds and funds exploitable innovation to support UK defence and security quickly and effectively, and support UK prosperity. Its vision is for the UK to maintain its strategic advantage over its adversaries through the most innovative defence and security capabilities in the world. DASA's security competitions are sponsored by other government departments eg the Home Office or Department for Transport. There are no security themed competitions currently open, as and when the next one is launched it will be advertised on Gov.UK There are however a number of security related open call competitions ongoing through the Innovation Focus Areas. These can be found at https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/defence-and-security-accelerator-dasa-open-call-for-innovation/open-call-innovation-focus-areas

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