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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.

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Open competitions

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

  • The enduring competition is continually open to all highly innovative research ideas that challenge existing conventions and have a high potential benefit for the defence and security end user.

    This competition closes on Tuesday 20 June 2017 at 12pm.

    Enduring competition cycle 4 - FY17/18
  • This Accelerator themed competition is looking for novel proposals that use autonomous systems to deliver mission critical supplies to users in the military front-line. For this competition we’re focussing on the challenging ‘last mile’ of resupply.

    The aim of an autonomous last mile resupply system is to:

    • reduce the demand on existing platforms and infrastructure
    • reduce the risk and burden on military personnel during last mile resupply
    • increase the efficiency of the last mile logistic resupply operations with pace and accuracy
    • provide an assured resupply capability for forward military users to enable more agile operations in complex environments

    For this competition we’re particularly interested in:

    • unmanned air and ground load carrying platforms
    • technologies and systems to allow load carrying platforms to operate autonomously
    • technologies to autonomously predict, plan, track and optimise resupply demands from military users

    This competition closes on Wednesday 21 June 2017 at 12pm.

    Autonomous last mile resupply