Past Innovation Focus Areas

Details of the Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) past Innovation Focus Areas (IFAs)


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The attached document provides information regarding previous Innovation Focus Areas. If you have an idea regarding past IFAs, we will still accept proposals relating to these challenges via the Open Call for Innovation.

Current IFAs open for submission can be found here.

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Published 24 July 2020
Last updated 1911 FebruaryJune 2024 + show all updates
  1. Innovation Focus Area IFA041 added.

  2. IFA040 - A Bridge To Fall added to Past Innovation Focus Areas.

  3. IFA038 Advanced Materials for Defence added to past Innovation Focus Areas

  4. Added Beyond Line of Sight Communications which has now closed.

  5. Added IFA034: Countering IEDs by Novel Technology and Techniques to the list of past IFAs as it will no longer re-open.

  6. Added: IFA033 - Human Augmentation

  7. Added the following IFAs which have closed: Double Act: National Security Technologies (IFA032) Simulating Future Battlespace Complexity (IFA024) Defence People – Skills, Knowledge and Experience (IFA023) Operate and Deliver Effects in Contested Domains (IFA022) Delivering Agile Command and Control (IFA021) Integrate Information and Physical Activity Across all Domains (IFA020)

  8. Added IFA031 to list of past IFAs

  9. MSIA IFA 030 added.

  10. Added ARCD to the Past Innovations Areas

  11. Added RCAS to Past Innovation Focus Area HTML

  12. IFA026 - Armoured Fighting Vehicle Short Gap Crossing Capability has now closed. IFA026 description has now been added to this page.

  13. Now includes details of IFA025 - Reducing Reliance on Global Navigation Satellite Systems Quantum Augmented Position, Navigation and Timing Sensing Capability

  14. Now includes IFA018 - Reduced-Burden Area Biosurveillance

  15. Now includes IFA013

  16. First published.