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Guidance: Synthetic Data

Guidance: Synthetic Data

Review techniques to create synthetic datasets that mimic the characteristics of a real dataset but remove or obscure any private or sensitive information

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£1.2m innovation contracts awarded to help Army engineers survey water crossings

£1.2m innovation contracts awarded to help Army engineers survey water crossings

DASA announces five small and medium-sized businesses to develop semi-autonomous reconnaissance and survey systems

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Press release: Home Secretary sees first hand the science supporting UK police

Press release: Home Secretary sees first hand the science supporting UK police

Dstl – the science inside UK defence and security showcased a selection of the vital work it is doing on behalf the Home Office.

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£2.8m innovation funding to boost detection of explosives, weapons and illicit drugs

£2.8m innovation funding to boost detection of explosives, weapons and illicit drugs

DASA launches competition to find and develop new technology to screen people, possessions, goods, vehicles, areas and buildings

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£2.8m innovation funding to boost detection of explosives, weapons and illicit drugs

£2.8m innovation funding to boost detection of explosives, weapons and illicit drugs

DASA launches competition to find and develop new technology to screen people, possessions, goods, vehicles, areas and buildings

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Press release: Home Secretary sees first hand the science supporting UK police

Press release: Home Secretary sees first hand the science supporting UK police

Dstl – the science inside UK defence and security showcased a selection of the vital work it is doing on behalf the Home Office.

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Notice: Insight: read the latest edition

Notice: Insight: read the latest edition

Insight is Dstl’s regular eBulletin providing the latest news and opportunities for the supplier community. Read or subscribe to Insight.

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Press release: Dstl awards £300 million weapons research contract

Press release: Dstl awards £300 million weapons research contract

The Weapons Sector Research Framework (WSRF) contract will provide the armed forces with the battle winning technology to fight future conflicts including directed energy, complex and conventional weapons technologies

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UK and US militaries launch £800,000 International Space Pitch Day

UK and US militaries launch £800,000 International Space Pitch Day

Start-up tech companies and inventors will get the chance to pitch directly to UK and US military leaders for the $1-million investment to fast-track their ideas for cutting-edge Space innovations.

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Notice: Competition: International Space Pitch Day

Notice: Competition: International Space Pitch Day

Dstl and DASA are piloting a new approach to accelerate the development of commercial space technology, to rapidly provide solutions to defence problems

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Guidance: Competition: Autonomy in Challenging Environments Phase 2

Guidance: Competition: Autonomy in Challenging Environments Phase 2

The Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) is seeking proposals to improve the capability of autonomous systems in challenging environments.

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Press release: Dstl exceeds spend target with Small and Medium Enterprises

Press release: Dstl exceeds spend target with Small and Medium Enterprises

In 2019/20, 27% of Dstl's external spend on science and technology (S&T) went to SMEs and its supply chain grew by 17%

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Press release: Dstl exceeds spend target with Small and Medium Enterprises

Press release: Dstl exceeds spend target with Small and Medium Enterprises

In 2019/20, 27% of Dstl's external spend on science and technology (S&T) went to SMEs and its supply chain grew by 17%

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Countering Drones Phase 2 competition gains extra funding

Countering Drones Phase 2 competition gains extra funding

Home Office and Department for Transport invest in this Defence and Security Accelerator competition

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Press release: Dstl forecasts future quantum landscape for UK defence and security

Press release: Dstl forecasts future quantum landscape for UK defence and security

Embracing quantum technology now could lead to the enhanced pace, precision and pre-emption of decision making by military commanders

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Press release: Dstl forecasts future quantum landscape for UK defence and security

Press release: Dstl forecasts future quantum landscape for UK defence and security

Embracing quantum technology now could lead to the enhanced pace, precision and pre-emption of decision making by military commanders

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Press release: Ground Control to Faraday 1: Dstl to Operate First Space Mission

Press release: Ground Control to Faraday 1: Dstl to Operate First Space Mission

Dstl's new satellite control ground station will support its first space mission following the launch of the Faraday-1 satellite

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Press release: Ground Control to Faraday 1: Dstl to Operate First Space Mission

Press release: Ground Control to Faraday 1: Dstl to Operate First Space Mission

Dstl's new satellite control ground station will support its first space mission following the launch of the Faraday-1 satellite

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Guidance: Competition: Autonomy in Challenging Environments Phase 2

Guidance: Competition: Autonomy in Challenging Environments Phase 2

The Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) is seeking proposals to improve the capability of autonomous systems in challenging environments.

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Guidance: Competition: Autonomy in Challenging Environments Phase 2

Guidance: Competition: Autonomy in Challenging Environments Phase 2

The Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) is seeking proposals to improve the capability of autonomous systems in challenging environments.

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Notice: Competition: Intelligent Ship Phase 2

Notice: Competition: Intelligent Ship Phase 2

DASA is looking for novel approaches to revolutionise military decision-making with the aid of Artificial Intelligence

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Press release: Dstl release research on stability of COVID 19 in the air

Press release: Dstl release research on stability of COVID 19 in the air

Dstl research on the stability of the COVID-19 virus in the air also supports the scientific advice provided to the Government on COVID-19 control measures

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Guidance: Dstl Forensic Publications

Guidance: Dstl Forensic Publications

This series brings together all documents relating to Fingermark Visualisation and Digital Forensics, as well as other related forensic topics.

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Press release: MOD funds predictive sepsis test for coronavirus patients

Press release: MOD funds predictive sepsis test for coronavirus patients

Dstl spin-out firm Ploughshare Innovations funds revolutionary test that can predict whether coronavirus patients will develop Sepsis before symptoms appear

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Notice: Competition: Intelligent Ship Phase 2

Notice: Competition: Intelligent Ship Phase 2

DASA is looking for novel approaches to revolutionise military decision-making with the aid of Artificial Intelligence

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Notice: Competition: Intelligent Ship Phase 2

Notice: Competition: Intelligent Ship Phase 2

DASA is looking for novel approaches to revolutionise military decision-making with the aid of Artificial Intelligence

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Notice: Invisible Shield: Countering IEDs by novel technology and techniques

Notice: Invisible Shield: Countering IEDs by novel technology and techniques

This Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) competition aims to develop and demonstrate a number of novel technologies and techniques in the area of Counter-IED electronic countermeasures

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Detailed guide: Applying for approval for MOD research involving humans

Detailed guide: Applying for approval for MOD research involving humans

This guidance sets out the process for determining whether governance approval and ethics review is required for research undertaken, funded or sponsored by MOD.

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Notice: Competition: Intelligent Ship Phase 2

Notice: Competition: Intelligent Ship Phase 2

DASA is looking for novel approaches to revolutionise military decision-making with the aid of Artificial Intelligence

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Notice: Competition: Intelligent Ship Phase 2

Notice: Competition: Intelligent Ship Phase 2

DASA is looking for novel approaches to revolutionise military decision-making with the aid of Artificial Intelligence

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Notice: Competition: Biosensing across wide areas

Notice: Competition: Biosensing across wide areas

DASA is looking for solutions to detect and locate deposited hazardous biological agents rapidly in the field

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Detailed guide: Standard terms and conditions

Detailed guide: Standard terms and conditions

Guidance on Defence and Security Accelerator terms and conditions for funding, contracts and intellectual property rights.

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Dstl Awards £350 million ASTRID contract to BAE Systems CORDA

Dstl Awards £350 million ASTRID contract to BAE Systems CORDA

ASTRID will provide analysis on critical strategy, policy and investment challenges to demonstrate best value or offer the most efficient or practical solution

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Press release: Dstl Pioneers Future Submarine Command Space

Press release: Dstl Pioneers Future Submarine Command Space

Dstl analysis is informing the design of command space in future submarines to optimise information flow.

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Notice: Invisible Shield: Countering IEDs by novel technology and techniques

Notice: Invisible Shield: Countering IEDs by novel technology and techniques

This Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) competition aims to develop and demonstrate a number of novel technologies and techniques in the area of Counter-IED electronic countermeasures

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DASA awards £2.3m to develop novel sensor technology

DASA awards £2.3m to develop novel sensor technology

Funding boost for UK-based industry and academia to accelerate innovation

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Defence scientists trial innovation to slash ambulance cleaning time

Defence scientists trial innovation to slash ambulance cleaning time

DASA and Dstl complete rapid coronavirus support work in just 33 days after appeal saw hundreds of responses from industry

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Notice: Invisible Shield: Countering IEDs by novel technology and techniques

Notice: Invisible Shield: Countering IEDs by novel technology and techniques

This Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) competition aims to develop and demonstrate a number of novel technologies and techniques in the area of Counter-IED electronic countermeasures

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£1m innovation funding to predict and counter cyber attacks

£1m innovation funding to predict and counter cyber attacks

DASA awards further funding to develop novel approaches to defend UK military systems and networks from cyber threats

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Coronavirus: £1million Defence innovation funding

Coronavirus: £1million Defence innovation funding

Funding available for ideas and novel approaches to boost Armed Forces in Coronavirus effort

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Detailed guide: Applying for approval for MOD research involving humans

Detailed guide: Applying for approval for MOD research involving humans

This guidance sets out the process for determining whether governance approval and ethics review is required for research undertaken, funded or sponsored by MOD.

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Notice: Competition: Biosensing across wide areas

Notice: Competition: Biosensing across wide areas

DASA is looking for solutions to detect and locate deposited hazardous biological agents rapidly in the field

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Notice: Competition: Biosensing across wide areas

Notice: Competition: Biosensing across wide areas

DASA is looking for solutions to detect and locate deposited hazardous biological agents rapidly in the field

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Dstl Scientists are helping to conquer the spread of COVID 19

Dstl Scientists are helping to conquer the spread of COVID 19

Dstl is carrying out vital work in partnership with a number of organisations including Public Health England (PHE) and the National Health Service (NHS) to get the COVID-19 outbreak under control.

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DASA awards £2m to fast track autonomous vehicles in harsh conditions

DASA awards £2m to fast track autonomous vehicles in harsh conditions

Boost to UK prosperity as 21 contracts awarded to small and medium-sized enterprises and innovators for next generation autonomy systems

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