JSaRC Challenge Project Call
The UK’s security and resilience is reliant on the partnership between Government and the security sector, which provides Government with the technologies, processes and services with which to deliver national security.
In today’s fast-evolving threat environment there is a need to combine the complementary capabilities of Government and the security sector, which includes industry and academia, to formulate rapid and effective responses.
Challenge Project Call Requirements
Following the workshop held on Wednesday 7 December, the Joint Security and Resilience Centre (JSaRC) recognises that suppliers will have identified a number of strategic and tactical barriers which inhibit the security sector driving forward innovative offerings. The Challenge Project call has been designed to capture these with the intent to then develop project work against proposed solutions.
The initial target will be for up to 10 projects in total with the individual project size at around £25-£50k each. Funding awards are expected to be made by the end of March 2017.
The project(s) must match the JSaRC objectives and provide demonstrable effort towards at least one of the following:
1. Deliver a joint response to the UK’s national security challenges
The project must be able to demonstrate clearly either through a proof of concept, white paper or other means, that a workable solution or answer to this problem is achievable within the timescales and budget. This can be a product, solution or theoretical concept which can be taken further to fruition.
2. Drive the delivery of the right solutions
The solution proposed must be clearly identifiable as having the potential to address a problem, with a clear relationship to the security threat environment and a stated mechanism as to how the proposal will reduce the threat.
3. Growth of this sector
The project must identify how it can be best utilised and exploited in order to provide a foundation for growth within the security sector market.
How to Apply:
All completed forms should be emailed to JSaRC@homeoffice.gsi.gov.uk, placing JSaRC Innovation Call Response in the subject line by midnight on Sunday 22 January 2017.
For more information on how to apply please, download the JSaRC Challenge Project Briefing & Submission Form.