UK DASA: Competition document – Countering Drones – Finding and neutralising small UAS threats Phase 2 [Update]

This Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) competition is seeking proposals that can develop the technology needed to counter Unmanned Air Systems (C-UAS) and demonstrate how these can be integrated together to form a capable system. Please note this is the Read More …

UK: NHS COVID-19 app developers ‘tried to block rival symptom trackers’

NHSX, the health service technology unit responsible for the government’s failed contact-tracing app, attempted to block rival apps to protect its own, hampering efforts to track the early spread of the coronavirus. Developers of several apps were urged to stop Read More …

Energy Department: Help Us Design the Next A.I. Grand Challenge

The U.S. Department of Energy is looking for input from artificial intelligence researchers on how to design a series of open competitions that spur innovation and bolster U.S. technological superiority in A.I. The DOE’s Artificial Intelligence and Technology Office (AITO) is exploring Read More …

DASA awards £2.3m to develop novel sensor technology

The Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) has awarded 13 contracts worth a total of £2.3 million to develop improved Electro-Optics and Infrared (EOIR) sensor capability, it was announced today . The Advanced Vision 2020 and Beyond competition, run on behalf Read More …

UK: Defence scientists trial innovation to slash ambulance cleaning time

Trials of novel technology that could dramatically cut the time it takes to decontaminate ambulances have taken place following a rapid appeal by the Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) in response to Coronavirus. Scientists at the Defence Science and Technology Read More …

U.S. National Institutes of Health: Coronavirus Treatment Breakthrough Announced

An experimental drug has proven effective in treating COVID-19 patients, the head of the U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Dr. Anthony Fauci, announced Wednesday. “Remdesivir has a clear-cut, significant positive effect in diminishing the time to recover,” Read More …

Invisible Shield: Countering IEDs by novel technology and techniques

This Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) competition aims to develop and demonstrate a number of novel technologies and techniques in the area of Counter-IED electronic countermeasures This Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) competition is run on behalf of the Defence Read More …

Insect repellent to be tested by MoD lab to see if it kills COVID-19

Britain’s defence laboratory will test whether a product found in insect repellent can also be used to kill the strain of coronavirus that causes COVID-19, Sky News has learned. Citriodiol is known to be effective at destroying certain types of coronavirus, Read More …