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Innovative Research Call 2016 for Explosives and Weapons Detection

The Knowledge Transfer Network

Tuesday, 27 September 2016 from 09:30 to 16:30 (BST)

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The fourth iteration of this successful cross-Government research call is seeking innovation in all aspects of explosives and weapons detection.

This research call is seeking proposals in the following challenge areas:

  • Buildings and Areas
  • Goods
  • People and / or their Possessions
  • Vehicles

Original ideas and adaptations of successful technologies, techniques or processes from other fields are equally welcome. 

Key stakeholders for this research call are the Home Office, Department for Transport, Centre for the Protection of National Infrastructure, Defence Science and Technology Laboratory, the Metropolitan Police Service and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Science and Technology Directorate.

Total funding of up to £3 million is available over 3 years, as part of a 2 phase funding call. This is a Small Business Research Initiative (SBRI) competition run in partnership with Innovate UK and will open for Expressions of Interest on Monday 12th September 2016.

A Bidders’ Conference will be held in Central London on Tuesday 27th September 2016 - applications for tickets will be accepted until Tuesday 20th September 2016.

The Bidders’ Conference will provide:-

  • Briefings on Government requirements
  • Engagement with Government representatives and operational users
  • Information on the application process (through SBRI)
  • Indications of what a good bid looks like
  • Networking opportunities with industry and academic colleagues

Please note registering your interest in this event does not guarantee you a place. As part of the registration process, your details will be shared with the Home Office’s Centre for Applied Science and Technology and key stakeholders, who will notify you as soon as possible whether a ticket will be made available to you. If we receive high numbers of registrations, we reserve the right to limit attendance to 2 people per organisation.

Details of the Central London venue will be released as part of the joining instructions which will be issued by Wednesday 21st September 2016.

If you require any further information prior to registering for the Bidders’ Conference, please email


Dates to Note:

Monday 12 September 2016 - the call will open for Expressions of Interest

Tuesday 20 September 2016 - applications for tickets for Bidders’ Conference close

Tuesday 27 September 2016 – Bidders’ Conference

Wednesday 12 October 2016 (noon) – registration closes for Expressions of Interest

Wednesday 19 October 2016 (noon) – applications close for Expressions of Interest


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Do you have questions about Innovative Research Call 2016 for Explosives and Weapons Detection? Contact The Knowledge Transfer Network

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Central London
United Kingdom

Tuesday, 27 September 2016 from 09:30 to 16:30 (BST)

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The Knowledge Transfer Network is the UK’s innovation network. We bring together business, entrepreneurs, academics and funders to develop new products, processes and services.

We can help you develop ideas, expertise and technologies, that have the potential to be world-beating products. Central to what we do is the initiation and building of collaborations.

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