Modernising testing and evaluation methods to future-proof defence

26 Apr 2024 01:39 PM

DASA seeks novel methods of testing and evaluating for the future of defence

The Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) is pleased to launch a new IFA called Unlocking the True Potential of Test and Evaluation for Defence, run on behalf of the Ministry of Defence (MOD).

DASA is seeking innovations for priority T&E issues for which no solution is currently known across the domain.

If you think you can provide a solution, read the full competition document and submit a proposal.

What we would like to see

DASA is seeking novel proposals that:

Key dates and funding

This Innovation Focus Area will run for at least two funding cycles of the Open Call

DASA expects to fund several proposals between £50,000 and £200,000 with a maximum of £500,000 available per financial year.

Proposals are expected to deliver at TRL 6 (prototype) at the end of the contract and have a project duration of approximately 6 months. This is likely to be reviewed after Cycle 1 and 2 with the project length potentially being extended to 9 months.


T&E is the collection and analysis of evidence about the behaviour and performance of a system, under relevant operational conditions. This is used across the MOD and industry, and is vital to the understanding, development, delivery and deployment of all defence and security capabilities; assuring they are safe, effective and offer value for money.

This competition is part of a wider MOD Test and Evaluation Transformation Programme, which exists to ensure defence can validate technologies at speed in an increasingly complex threat environment. One key area, incites the T&E enterprise to become, and remain, innovative by instinct.

Read the competition document for full details of the competition scope

Submit a proposal

Do you have an innovation that will enable defence to modernise testing and evaluation? Submit your idea.