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The Defence and Security Accelerator: supporting Scottish innovators interested in Defence

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

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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.

In partnership with the Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA), Global Underwater Hub is holding an in-person lunch and learn event for Scottish businesses to discover more about the range of opportunities available through this UK Government organisation.  The session will be led by DASA representatives who will provide background to the organisation, the initiatives it runs and how businesses of all sizes can engage with it.

This event, sponsored by JFD, is free for Global Underwater Hub members to attend.  There is charge of £20+VAT for non-members.

About DASA

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.

Why attend?
DASA helps innovators of all sizes to develop and commercialise their ideas.  If your organisation has an innovative product or technology that you think could overcome defence or security challenges, find out more by attending this lunch and learn event.

This event is an excellent opportunity discover more about the opportunities – including funding and support – available to companies considering working in the defence sector.

Event details
Venue: Global Underwater Hub, 1 Abercrombie Court, Westhill, AB32 6FE
Date: Thursday, 19 October 2023
Time: 11:30 - 13:00

Global Underwater Hub members:
Representatives of GUH member companies can e-mail to reserve their free space for this event.  To check if your company is a member of Global Underwater Hub, visit our directory page.

Non-members can book a place using the link at the top of this page.

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