The secret service organisations are particularly keen to hear from consultancies they have not previously worked with.
MI5 is looking for concepts that would help it track and identify terrorist threats, while GCHQ wants devices that would help it verify people’s identities online and analyse behavioural data.
The organisations are looking for short proof-of-concept or demonstration-of-benefit studies that could then be developed.
The Centre for Defence Enterprise, which is organising the call for entries, says, ‘We are looking for new ways of solving these challenges using cutting-edge science and technology.’
Those interested in applying are invited to a half-day seminar in central London on 3 October.
Applications to attend the seminar should be made by 19 September here.