The Ministry of Defence will shortly be releasing three SBRI calls. The KTN is supporting the MoD by hosting a launch event in London on the 18th June. Outline details of the call topics are as follows:
Enhanced Individual Protective Equipment (E-IPE)
This MOD call seeks innovative technologies, materials, designs or concepts to optimise Individual Protective Equipment (IPE) deployed today in harsh, hostile and toxic environments. The ability to operate in harsh, hostile and toxic environments, whilst maintaining operational effectiveness is an enduring challenge.The overall aim is to provide fit, form and function. That is, provide the user with IPE that is comfortable to wear whilst also ensuring the user is able to operate safely, effectively and efficiently; whether this is on land, sea or in the air (or a combination of these).
Fuels and Lubricants: Reducing Military Asset Cost of Ownership
There is a need to improve the energy consumption of UK Ministry of Defence (MOD) military assets. This MOD call seeks proposals for novel ideas to reduce the cost of ownership of military assets through innovative approaches to fuel and lubrication use. The primary goal for this research is to meet reductions in operational energy usage targets. A secondary goal is to improve mechanical operation and maintenance techniques through smarter lubricant and fuel use.
Non-Destructive Evaluation (NDE)
This MOD call seeks innovative technologies, concepts and solutions to optimise NDE capabilities. We are particularly interested in compact, portable and military deployable non-destructive evaluation capabilities.
09:30-10:00 Registration and coffee
10:00-10:10 Welcome and introduction
10:10-11:10 Introduction to the calls and panel questions
11:10-11:30 Application process
11:30-12:00 Coffee break
12:00-12:20 Technical aspects - Fuels & Lubricants
12:20-12:40 Technical aspects - Non-Destructive Evaluation
12:40-13:00 Technical aspects - Enhanced Individual Protective Equipment
14:00-15:30 Open networking & one-to-one meetings
You will be informed nearer to the date if your application has been accepted.