JSaRC Update – 23 September 2021

Published on 23 September 2021

Join us at the International Security Expo 28-29 September 2021
With less than one week to go until the International Security Expo is opened, JSaRC are pleased to announce the attendance of a Home Office Minister to the show. Hear from Government Officials such as Angela Essel, Head of JSaRC; Shaun Hipgrave, Director PPCS; and Anita Friend, Head of DASA, as well as many more across four CPD certified conferences, dedicated technology zones, and a central Government Zone.

We hope you’ll join JSaRC, Border Force, NSTIx, DASA, RISC, UKDSE and a host of other UK Government and public sector organisations at the event. Register now for your free pass to ISE and the co-located International Cyber Expo

Border Vision Advisory Group (BVAG) Hackathon – Biometrics
The Border Vision Advisory Group (BVAG) held its third Hackathon on the topic of Biometrics on 14 July 2021: ‘How can biometrics be efficiently and ethically used to improve the passenger flow, experience and security at the UK Border?’’. Please see here for more details on the session’s outputs

Autumn term academic opportunities with the Home Office’s Accelerated Capability Environment
ACE’s research network allows academic experts and university departments to demonstrate impact, win commissions and explore data partnerships with HMG. Specific calls this month include:
• A multi-disciplinary research partnership building an evidence base for drug detection dog training aids
• Summary reports on the latest developments in nanoelectronics, nanoengineering and bioengineering
• Clinical nephrological and neuropathological expertise, supporting cutting-edge NHS data discovery projects
If you’d like to join the network, get more detail about the opportunities above, or share this information with colleagues, please contact aceresearchnetwork@vivace.tech

DASA Launch ‘Space to Innovate’ campaign
The Defence and Security Accelerator have launched an exciting opportunity to secure funding from innovations that enhance intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance in the space domain. Contracts worth up to £400,000 are available for periods of 6, 12 or 18 months. Find out more before the opportunity closes on 9th November 2021.

Funding Opportunity on Digital Secured by Design: Launching 4 October
Innovate UK and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), both part of UK Research and Innovation, are set to invest up to £8 million in research and development projects for digital security. Review the full detail of the opportunity, here.
Find out more about Digital Secured by Design at www.dsbd.tech

Crown Commercial Service – future opportunities update on Security provision and a 2030 FIFA World Cup Feasibility bid
Crown Commercial Service (CCS) intends to put in place a Pan Government Collaborative Agreement for the provision of Security – Physical, Technical and Support Services to be utilised by Central Government Departments and all other UK Public Sector Bodies, including Local Authorities, Health, Police, Fire and Rescue, Education and Devolved Administrations. Suitable for SMEs, the published contract start date is 1 February 2022. Full details are available here.