Up to £1 million of funding is available for this Phase 1 competition, with a further £1.25 million for Phase 2.
The Centre for Defence Enterprise
(CDE) is operating this SBRI competition in association with UK Defence Solutions Centre (UKDSC), as part of the Defence Growth Partnership (DGP) Innovation Challenge.
The Ministry of Defence's (MOD) Centre for Defence Enterprise (CDE) proves the value of novel, high-risk, high-potential-benefit research sourced from the broadest possible range of science and technology providers, including academia and small companies, to enable development of cost-effective capability advantage for UK armed forces and national security.
Our armed forces rely on effective training to conduct successful operations. An important enabler is the provision of agile, re-configurable, and immersive simulation-based training, which can be readily available in response to changing operational needs.
This competition seeks to address twin challenges:
In-action review of trainee performance – this challenge seeks novel techniques, frameworks, processes and methods to track an individual's training needs and capture, analyse and visualise a trainee's personal performance
Sensory immersion (cognitive fidelity and training effectiveness) – this challenge seeks technologies and techniques that can be used to generate a more seamless ‘boundary' between live and synthetic training eg methods of synthetic augmentation, re-useable virtual reality and virtual augmentation.
Solutions to these challenges must provide component or sub-system benefit, and must be capable of being integrated with both existing and future training systems to offer a more comprehensive training capability for defence missions.
This competition will be briefed at the CDE Innovation Network event
with the UK Defence Solutions Centre (UKDSC) on 8 July 2015
in London and at a webinar on 15 July 2015.
In addition, KTN have agreed to host a UK DSC Brokerage event in support of this competition. Register here
for the brokerage event.
This competition closes on Tuesday 4 August 2015 at 5pm. Proposals must be submitted through the CDE online portal.
Application Process and supporting downloads
This competition is run by the Centre for Defence Enterprise.
Open Date: 12 June, 2015
Close Date: 4 August, 2015
Contracts awarded: TBC
Call: 01235 438 445