New funding for Future Aviation Security Solutions programme
Pioneering ideas capable of producing the next generation of aviation and border security will be able to gain funding through the Future Screening for Aviation and Borders competition.
Investment worth £4.5 million is available over the next two years for innovative solutions that can enhance the screening of people and goods and strengthen the detection of dangerous, illicit and contraband items.
With the global shift towards a more integrated transport system, greater autonomy and automation, the competition is also looking for innovations capable of bringing current and future security concepts together. This could mean a more streamlined and non-intrusive screening experience for passengers and staff with security processes working together to screen individuals as they travel through an airport.
Baroness Vere, the UK’s Aviation Minister, said: “The UK has some of the most advanced aviation security in the world, and we must continue to make it safer and easier for everyone using airports. We want ambitious and innovative businesses to apply for funding to develop the security technologies of the future.”
The competition has been developed by the Future Aviation Security Solutions (FASS) programme and the Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) to encourage novel ideas that cover all aspects of aviation and border screening – from passengers to cargo, mail, hold bags and more.