Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA)

Finds and funds exploitable innovation for a safer future

  • Program Type
  • Industry Focus
    Defence and Security

Ensures that innovative science and technology contribute to the defence and security of the UK and includes Defence and Security Accelerator

What is the Defence and Security Accelerator

Lucy Mason, Head of the Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA), explains how DASA finds, funds and exploits innovations to support UK defence and security.

Our objectives

DASA has a wide remit across all of defence and security. We are interested in all fields of science and technology, better ways of working, better services, or any innovation that will make defence and security more effective.

Our main objectives are to:

  • be an exemplar innovation organisation that promotes best practice across Government and seeks to build on its experience and learning
  • strengthen and broaden links to innovators across the UK and elsewhere - attracting the best innovative ideas for defence and security
  • collaborate with customers across UK government to find innovative solutions to national security challenges
  • focus effort on increasing the pull through of innovative ideas - supporting the exploitation and commercialisation of solutions into capability
  • Future Phases

    Check out an overview of each competition phase below - complete rules for each phase will be released as the competition progresses.


    Let’s Get Started.

    To apply or join the program, please submit an application.