The new £20 note was released on 20th Feb 2020, with a new range of security features to make counterfeiting more difficult than ever.
Made from polymer, the note carries features such as: holograms that change as the note is tilted, see-though windows with graphics, foil patches, raised dots, and an ultra-violet number 20 (Bank of England, 2020).
The Bank of England is looking ahead and inviting ideas to develop novel, overt, security features and print technologies for consideration for potential use in future generations of banknotes.
With this in mind, DASA has a recent open call - Innovative security features for bank notes
Public confidence in currency is directly related to the ability of the user to accurately and quickly authenticate a banknote.
The Bank of England is now looking ahead and inviting ideas to develop novel, overt, security features and print technologies for consideration for potential use in future generations of banknotes.
These technologies should be:
Security technologies in the family of holographic foils, lenticular lens features, optically variable inks or technologies that require a complex tool to authenticate or decode will not be considered.
£50,000 - £350,000
Interested in submitting a bid?
Call us on 01925 506100 or email firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to discuss a bid for this funding
More informtion can be found on the DASA site here