The Royal Netherlands Marechaussee, the National Police, and the National Coordinator of Counterterrorism and Security (NCTV) are looking for innovative solutions for protection against mobile unmanned systems (unmanned aerial vehicles or drones). As part of its ‘Security through Innovation’ program, the NCTV has launched a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) track. SMEs are asked to come up with innovative solutions. The main focus is on finding ways to take over control, intercept or redirect, and detect the location of the person in control of such systems. However any approaches that could lead to detection, identification, and the controlled removal of unmanned systems are also welcome.SBIR is part of the Ministry of Security and Justice’s new innovation policy.
Information meetings about the SBIR will be held on 23 and 25 June. Please register via [email protected]. The meeting on 23June will take place from 15.00 until 18.00 in Utrecht at RVO (Croeselaan 15). The meeting on 25 June will take place from 15.00 until 18.00 at the HSD Campus (Wilhelmina van Pruisenweg 104, The Hague). More information can be found on the websites of Tenderned and the RVO.