Do you have the solution to develop autonomous cyber defence agents to protect military networks and systems?

Threats to UK communications, networks, and information & platform systems are growing, risking our ability to engage in multi-domain operations with allies and partners.

Safeguarding Information is the lifeblood of contemporary military operations and identifying and carrying out cyber defence in a timely manner is essential. So, the Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) is pleased to launch a new Open Call Innovation Focus Area (IFA) called Autonomous Resilient Cyber Defence, which aims to develop self-defending cyber security systems for military operational platforms and technologies.

This IFA is being run on behalf of Defence Science and Technology laboratory (DSTL) and Defence Science and Technology (DST) and seeks proposals that will promote a shift in resilience of military systems to cyber-attacks through autonomous detection.

Can you help? Read the competition document now and submit your idea. How much funding is available?

DASA is expecting proposals with low Technical Readiness Level (TRL 1 to 4). We have two levels of funding:

  • Less than 6 month contract: up to £150K
  • 6 to 12 month contract: up to 300K

Key dates

The current cycle of the Open Call for Innovation, where you can bid against this and other IFAs, is open now and it will close on 20 October 2021. Future cycle dates are published here.