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Army Innovation Hub

The Army Research, Innovation and Experimentation Laboratory (ARIEL) is the Army’s solutions accelerator delivering novel approaches and new technology into the hands of the user at pace.

Its role is threefold:

• ARIEL allows the Army to test new and novel ideas, collecting evidence to ensure that the capability owner has enough evidence to make an informed decision at the balance of investment stage.

• ARIEL also allows the Army to test and develop those new ideas that, due to the pace of technological change, have not been considered by the normal procurement process.

• And finally, ARIEL allows the Army to link those who are developing new and novel solutions to our problems to the end user, those who are nearest the problems and are best placed to offer development advice.

The Army Innovation Team is ideally placed, with strong links to DASA, DSTL, DE&S, the Army’s Trials and Development Units, along with our own commercial support, to test and develop new ideas at pace.

The Army Innovation Team has access to a variety of funding sources which are designed to be flexible and encourage innovative ideas.

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Engage with the best in defence and security

The Defence and Security Accelerator community enables ambition and cutting-edge organisations to engage with the best people in defence and security. We encourage collaboration between organisations of all shapes and size, to foster new and dynamic relationships to make your innovations a success.

  • Engage with industry leaders and learn more about the defence and security landscape
  • Access exclusive partnerships and competitions
  • Collaborate with like-minded organisations
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Accelerate your innovation

The Defence and Security Accelerator runs regular competitions for innovators to put forward their new ideas and win funding.

  • Win funding to accelerate your innovations
  • Access DASA competitions
  • Collaborate with other innovators to make your idea a success
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Useful documents

We have brought together a selection of documents and videos to provide you with helpful information about the Defence and Security Accelerator service.