Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA)

Innovation for a Safer Future


What we do

DASA finds and funds exploitable innovation to support UK defence and security quickly and effectively and supports UK prosperity.

We help small and medium-sized enterprises to reach the marketplace quicker, and help larger companies to enhance their offerings. We unlock innovation potential by offering a unique set of benefits to innovators:

  • We do not take any of the Innovators’ Intellectual Property or equity
  • We usually provide 100% funding
  • We don’t expect matched funding
  • We can provide access to unparalleled expert government advice

Applying for funding

We fund innovation through two main mechanisms:

  • Open Call for Innovation – Any innovation relevant to defence and innovation focus areas for security.
  • Themed Calls – Innovation that meets the needs of specific government areas of interest.

Engagement with DASA helps you

  • Understand the viability of an innovative idea
  • Discover the potential wider government application
  • Investigate exploitation opportunities
  • Explore collaboration prospects
  • Access front line users and decision makers across government

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