The Defence and Security Accelerator: supporting Scottish innovators interested in Defence
Lunch and Learn with the Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA)
19 October 2023
Venue: 1 Abercrombie Court, Prospect Road, Westhill, Aberdeenshire, AB32 6FE
Offering and promoting opportunities for cross-sectoral collaboration across the underwater industry is a key part of Global Underwater Hub’s remit. One area where opportunities exist is in the defence sector, and this lunchtime event will explore some of these.
The Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) finds, funds and fast-tracks innovative ideas that might benefit HM Armed Forces and/or National Security. This is achieved by running competitions and by business support activities.
DASA runs two types of competitions – Themed Competitions and an Open Call which is open all year round for any good idea. These competitions provide 100% funding; DASA does not take intellectual property (IP) or any equity in companies. In addition, DASA also funds all sizes of businesses and also academia.
The organisation provides wrap around business support to SMEs looking to grow and scale into the Defence and Security markets. As well as one-to-one assistance from specialists, business support activities also include some other sources of funding such as Defence Innovation Loans (DILs) and the Defence Technology Exploitation Programme (DTEP). DILs allow companies to move to commercialisation and DTEP aims to fund development projects aiming to build supply chains between SMEs and larger companies with existing buying relations with MOD.
Venue: Global Underwater Hub, 1 Abercrombie Court, Westhill, AB32 6FE
Date: Thursday, 19 October 2023
Time: 11:30 - 13:00
Event kindly sponsored by: