It is the joint ambition of the UK and French defence ministries that the MCM ITP Programme (Materials & Components for Missiles Innovation and Technology Partnership) provides a focus for Anglo-French research on guided weapon, low TRL technologies across the defence ministries, industry and academia.
The MCM ITP programme aims to identify and develop the technologies under the following eight technical domains:
The MCM ITP programme is launching the Innovation Call research activities on emerging and low TRL technologies and innovations with potential value in missile systems.
UK and FR Industry, SMEs, research institutes and academia are encouraged to participate. This call is open to organisations that have been involved in the MCM ITP Programme previously and those that are new to the Programme.
The Innovation Call is open to proposals from individual organisations and/or collaborative proposals (via a lead proposer). Single-nation or joint UK / FR proposals are welcome.
This Innovation Call is interested in relatively small-scale, short duration research activities – and aims to identify and support high potential, innovative ideas and technologies to support the missile system capabilities of the future. Research topics relevant to the MCM ITP Technical Domains (as listed above) are welcome – but we are also interested in any potentially ground-breaking, disruptive and innovative ideas and areas of research that could be relevant These may include areas that are being pursed in other industries and have the potential for direct read-across.
Proposals may include (but are not limited to):
The ITP has some overarching challenges which it aims to address through its research activity. Proposals are invited that address aspects of these areas of challenge, noting that the MCM ITP is interested also in other good research / technology which has potential value to future missile systems, irrespective of the challenges below.
Innovation which can make a step change benefit in capability delivery or cost in the areas of:
Innovation which can increase the ability to address:
The Innovation Call is being run as a competition.
Proposals are limited to research projects which are:
All organisations looking to submit a proposal to the MCM ITP Programme should register their interest using the links below to the local Programme Office contact. The proposer will then be sent the full Bidders Pack and templates to enable their submission.
For information, the Bidders Pack will include standard MCM ITP terms and conditions, including non-disclosure terms. These need to be agreed to as part of the proposal submission and are non-negotiable.
All successful project contracts will be placed through the MCM ITP Programme Office and not via Domain areas.