Cross-Government Security Research on Detection Technologies|23 May 2016

Cross-Government Security Research on Detection Technologies|23 May 2016

The Home Office together with a number of other Government Departments, Police forces, Agencies and International partners plan to spend over £30m on research and development for detection technologies over the next 5 years. The following calls and requirements will be launched during this Financial Year, starting from late June:

Future Aviation Security Solutions – Following a commitment by the Prime Minister in the Strategic Defence and Security Review, Government will be launching a five year programme to invest in new technologies to keep pace with evolving risks;

Innovative Research Call in Explosives & Weapons Detection for 2016 – After the successes of the 2007, 2010 and 2013 calls, this three-year innovation programme will cover a broad range of challenge areas;

Automatic Threat Detection for Firearms – A call for research to improve our ability to automatically detect firearms in x-ray images.

In addition, the Department for Transport has some specific, short term detection-related requirements for which it will be contracting.

A briefing day for industry and academia will be held on Monday 23 May in Central London, in conjunction with the UK’s Security and Resilience Industry Suppliers Community (RISC), Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN) and Partnership for Conflict, Crime and Security Research (PaCCS).

What will you get from the day?

  • An overview of the detection-related research that will be commissioned this year, including:

                   – More detail on the content, timing and value of the calls;
                   – How the research will be commissioned and information on Terms and Conditions;

  • The opportunity to network with policy makers, end users, academia and industry.
  •  Information from HMRC on R&D tax relief and patents box.

To register for the event please contact