The Defence Technology Exploitation Programme

The Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) supported by Innovate UK has launched a new opportunity to apply for grant funding.

The Defence Technology Exploitation Programme (DTEP) aims to inspire companies to win new business, develop industrial capabilities, and provide new cutting-edge answers to defence problems at home and abroad, ensuring the UK expands its competitive, pioneering and world-class defence and security industries.

Individual grants of up to 50% of a project’s value – to a maximum of £500K per grant – will be available through DTEP for collaborative projects between SMEs and larger suppliers, supporting the integration of novel technologies, materials and processes into Defence supply chains.

DTEP is open for proposals all year round with cycles closing at 3 month intervals for assessment of submissions. For further information, including the submission process and cycle dates, please see the guidance document linked above.