Past Opportunities

Find relevant information related to past Innovation for Defence Excellence and Security (IDEaS) opportunities. Please note that this information does not apply to the current IDEaS opportunities and is available for reference only.

Innovation Networks – Call #1

For the first Innovation Network Call for proposals, the Department of National Defence was seeking to stimulate the development of revolutionary advances in materials science for defence & security applications, with a focus on emerging and advanced materials, including advanced manufacturing methods. Follow the link below for more information on this call:

Innovation Networks – Call #2

For the second Innovation Network Call for proposals, the Department of National Defence was seeking to promote revolutionary advances in our understanding of autonomous systems for defence & security applications, with a focus on trust and barriers to adoption. Follow the link below for more information on this call:

Competitive Projects – Call #1

The Department of National Defence solicited proposals to address challenges in domains such as surveillance, cyber tools for defence, space, artificial intelligence, remotely pilot systems, data analytics, and human performance.

Competitive Projects – Call #2

The Department of National Defence solicited proposals to address challenges such as the detection of concealed explosives, alternative recruitment models, verification of full motion video integrity, understanding cyber intent, and full spectrum communications in the Arctic.

Sandbox RFI 2018-1

A Request For Information regarding five Challenges was closed on 24 September 2018.  Opportunities for the resultant Sandboxes are being developed and will be published later in 2018-19.

Sandbox Call For Applications,  Counter Unmanned Aerial Systems (CUAS), 26 April to 27 May.  How might we detect and/or defeat (kinetically or non-kinetically) micro and mini Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)?

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