• Status: Closed

  • Key features: This UK Defence Solutions Centre (UKDSC) Innovation Challenge seeks research proposals for techniques and solutions aimed at providing more cost-effective and timely, simulation-based, military training capabilities.

  • Programme: SBRI

  • Award: Up to £1 million 

  • Opens: 12 Jun 2015, 00:00

  • Registration closes: No deadline

  • Closes: 04 Aug 2015, 17:00

  • Support phone number: 01235 438 445

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Agile, immersive mission training


The Ministry of Defence logoUp 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:
  1. 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
  2. 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.
Briefing event
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.
Brokerage event
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