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We’ve just been made aware by Swoop, providers of Chamber Finance Finder, that there are some new grants available in the ever-growing spaces of cyber security, technology, and virtual reality. Not to worry, if these aren’t quite your area, click here to check out the latest news in your own space.
DASA have now launched two new Innovation Focus areas, and are actively seeking solutions via the Open Call Competition for:
1) Autonomous Resilient Cyber Defence (ARCD) Intelligent Agents:
Through ARCD, DASA are seeking novel ways to reduce the time it takes to respond to cyber incidents and ensuring freedom of action.
DASA are looking for ideas between earlier Technical Readiness Levels (TRLs) of 1-4, with either a 6-month contract up to £150k or 6-12 month contract up to £300k. Further details can be found here. Or 6–12-month contract: up to £300K
2) Reducing the Cyber Attack Surface (RCAS):
Through RCAS, DASA are seeking novel next-generation hardware and software technologies to ‘design-out’ the vulnerabilities within current and future computer networks and systems. This will dramatically reduce defence exposure to cyber effects. DASA are looking for ideas between TRLs 4-7, up to £300k for a 9 month contract.
Project’s total eligible costs: up to £300,000. Deadline: Wednesday 2 March 2022
There’s also a further two grants up for grabs in Virtual Reality:
1) eXtended Reality Learning – Engage and Interact (IA) Aim: to develop innovative eXtended Reality applications for learning, training and education and build a focal point where the EdTech and XR community (including SMEs, start-ups, companies, academia/research community, learning and instructional designers, social innovators) can share their existing digital educational XR solutions.
Activities are expected to start at TRL 4 and achieve TRL 6-7 by the end of the project
Project’s total eligible costs: €150,000 – €300,000Project length: between 9 and 12 months. Deadline: Tuesday 5 April 2022
2) eXtended Reality Learning (RIA)
Proposals are expected to contribute to the following outcomes:
Innovative eXtended Reality industrial and societal applications, integrating technologies such as advanced visualisation, 3D, Augmented and Virtual Reality experiences, human-machine interaction and cooperation, with a focus on well designed and fully tested scenarios in real-world environments.
This is for earlier stage ideas where activities are expected to start at TRL 2 and achieve TRL 4-5 by the end of the project.
Project’s total eligible costs: tbc.
Project length: between 9 and 12 months. Deadline: Tuesday 5 April 2022
For further information on these grants fill out this form provided by Swoop and a member of their team will be in touch.