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The Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) is seeking innovative technologies that allow law enforcement officers to safely de-escalate conflict from a distance.

This Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) competition is seeking proposals for innovative technologies that allow law enforcement officers to safely prevent the escalation of conflict in serious or violent circumstances from a distance. The primary focus will be on solutions for distances between 5m and 50m (but solutions for distances between 0m and 70m will be considered).

At the end of the Phase 1 competition, we expect the innovation to be sufficiently developed to achieve either proof of concept or prototype demonstration, dependent on which track is chosen (see section 2 below). Additional funding for further phases to increase Technology Readiness Levels (TRLs) may be available in the next financial year.

The total funding available in this Phase 1 competition across two tracks (see section 2) is £500k (excluding VAT).

Phase 1 Dates

Competition briefing webinar Wednesday 9 September 2020
Pre bookable 1-1 telecom sessions Wednesday 9 and Thursday 24 September 2020
Cyber Risk Assessment completion by Thursday 15 October 2020 at midday BST
Competition closes Thursday 15 October 2020 at midday BST
Feedback release Friday 4 December 2020
Contracting Aim to start mid Dec 2021 and end 15 March 2021

Supporting events

Wednesday 9 September 2020 – A dial-in session providing further detail on the competition and a chance to ask questions in an open forum. If you would like to participate, please register on the Eventbrite page.

Wednesday 9 September 2020 – A series of 15 minute one-to-one teleconference sessions, giving you the opportunity to ask specific questions. If you would like to participate, please register on the Eventbrite page.

Thursday 24 September 2020 – A series of 15 minute one-to-one teleconference sessions, giving you the opportunity to ask specific questions. If you would like to participate, please register on the Eventbrite page.

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