Funding

Find the latest news by ENDR members on dual-use funding, events and activities.

Capability

On 18 July 2018 the European Parliament and Council adopted a regulation establishing a European Defence Industrial Development Programme (EDIDP), which aims to co-finance collaborative defence capability development projects with important cross-border participation of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). On 19 March 2019, the European Commission adopted the work programme which will…

COSME

The EU’s €2.3 billion COSME programme can help defence-related SMEs and clusters grow and expand into new markets. Its main instruments relevant for the defence sector include: European Strategic Cluster Partnerships provide opportunities for defence clusters to join forces with other economic clusters to exploit their dual use potential and support SME access to global value chains. In…

HORIZON 2020

Horizon 2020, the EU’s €80 billion flagship research programme, drives economic growth and creates jobs by nurturing innovations with market potential. While Horizon 2020 projects focus exclusively on civil applications, there are opportunities for dual use innovations. Firstly, dual use SMEs can apply through the dedicated €3 billion SME Instrument. This offers tailored business support for…

Research

Collaborative research into innovative defence technologies and products is being directly funded from the EU budget for the first time, through the Preparatory Action on Defence Research (PADR). This three-year funding programme will lead to a larger European Defence Research Programme (EDRP). The total budget for the PADR is €90 million, with calls for proposals in 2017, 2018 and 2019. SMEs,…

ESIF

European Structural and Investment Funding (ESIF) Over half of EU funding is channelled through the European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF). They are jointly managed by the European Commission and the EU countries.  The purpose of these funds is to invest in job creation and a sustainable and healthy European economy and environment. The defence sector can access ESIF to co-fund…