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Submit your proposal to the Accelerator

The Defence and Security Accelerator funds proposals for proof-of-concept research. If you already have a product, you should speak to the Defence Suppliers’ Service.

New users should click the ‘Start now’ button below. It’ll allow you to set up an account with us. You can then begin putting together your proposal for funding (or if you've already registered sign in here).

You’ll be able to save your proposal and finish it later if you need to.

You can submit proposals for both our themed competitions and the enduring competition here and they'll be assessed before we decide if we’ll fund or not.

You mustn’t submit any classified information to the Accelerator. Find out more about government security classifications.

If you are uncertain about whether your idea would be a good fit for funding by DASA in the Open Call for Innovation, you can submit a one-page pitch for an initial review to accelerator@dstl.gov.uk prior to sending in a proposal through our submissions service.  More information is available here.

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Open competitions

View details of all current Accelerator competitions on our GOV.UK page

  • This Defence and Security Accelerator (Accelerator) themed competition seeks to make a real difference in saving lives and reducing disability following serious injury. We’re looking for proposals that harness developments in regenerative medicine to offer practical approaches suitable for use early after injury.

    1. Background

    Recent conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan saw step changes in trauma care that led to great improvements in survival following blast or ballistic trauma. This has meant, however, that people survive with increasingly life-changing injuries.

    Our belief is that the very early use of approaches in regenerative medicine, one of the UK Government’s 8 great technologies, has the potential to further revolutionise front line trauma care to save lives and to improve the quality of life for survivors.

    This competition has 2 challenges:

    1. bioengineered blood and blood components2. the preservation and regeneration of soft tissue using biophysical approaches

    The outputs from this work would be developed for use by the UK’s Defence Medical Services and other organisations who deliver trauma care in challenging environments. These approaches should also reduce the burden on later care supplied by both MoD and the NHS.

    2. Funding

    Up to £500,000 is available for phase 1 of this competition. At least another £500,000 will be made available for phase 2 of the competition. Only those projects funded through phase 1 will qualify for entry into the phase 2 competition.

    3. Competition close

    The competition will close at midday on 11 April 2018. Proposals must be submitted to the Accelerator submission service online.

    This competition closes on Wednesday 11 April 2018 at 12pm.