We invest in businesses developing advanced, dual-use technologies
NSSIF is accelerating the development of technologies that will give the UK and our allies an advantage, protect our way of life, and promote our prosperity in a tech-driven world.
Often, these technologies have a dual use, applied in both a commercial or industrial setting and in national security and defence.
In identifying and developing dual-use technologies, we focus on 12 areas:
Audio and visual processing
Technologies that allow audio and visual data to be captured, recorded and analysed
Commercial space, platforms and robotics
Low cost of deployment technologies for transporting sensor payloads into challenging environments
Computational behavioural analysis
Technologies that automate processes for measuring and inferring human behaviour at scale
Technologies to enhance and defend digital networks
Data analytics and A.I.
Technologies and tools for interactive data transformation and exploitation, and to enable analysts to work more efficiently
Technologies that enable financial information to be tracked
Technologies that highlight or obscure identifying information about individuals and groups
IOT and the evolving environment
Technologies that help understand the local environment or deliver a step change in infrastructure
Novel data transport
Technologies to move data securely and without detection between geographical locations
Sensors, novel materials and power sources
Technologies and novel manufacturing to enable operations
Novel technologies and techniques, viable in commercially exploitable timescales
Biological and medical technologies
Technologies and techniques with national security implications, including to detect, manage and mitigate biosecurity risks