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European Defence Agency CapTech working groups

Join R&D projects on defence capability technologies

The European Defence Agency’s Capability Technologies (“CapTech”) working groups identify research and technology projects in response to agreed defence capability needs, which can be supported with national funding.

Do you want to work on defence capability technologies?

The European Defence Agency’s CapTech working groups are in charge of identifying research and technology projects that will contribute to overcoming technology gaps identified within European defence research priorities considering future defence capability needs and emerging technologies. 

Ad-hoc projects and studies on commonly agreed priorities can be supported with national funding. Luxembourg companies and research organisations validated by the Luxembourg Directorate of Defence can participate in the meeting and contribute to the collaborative R&D projects.

We can help you determine whether participation in the CapTech working groups would be useful for your company and guide you in setting up your project together with the Luxembourg Directorate of Defence and/or ministries of defence in other NATO member states.

Discover CapTech

Learn more about the technology topics and functioning of the CapTech working groups.

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Key benefits

Benefit from the following advantages:

  • Contribute to developing EU defence capabilities through collaborative R&D projects
  • Define and contribute to the implementation of the CapTech’s strategic agendas
  • Integrate the EU defence value chain and work with defence prime contractors, ministries of defence and armies

Who can benefit?

Luxembourg companies of all sizes whose stakeholders are from the EU or NATO member states and research organisations with a proven track record in R&D activities are eligible to join the CapTech working groups. Luxembourg companies whose shareholders are not from the EU (but still located in NATO member states or associated countries) need to provide evidence that their EU headquarters are located in Luxembourg. The application process is structured as follows:

  • Presentation of a business plan and substance in Luxembourg, as well as a demonstration of the alignment with the targeted CapTech
  • Validation by the LU-DoD of the applicant as a “CapTech non-governmental expert”
  • Approved applicants gain access to the European Defence Agency platform and the CapTech working group by registering via the CapTech moderator who will issue invitations to meetings held every four months
Contact us

Interested in joining a CapTech working group?

Feel free to contact us for further information and guidance. We are also available to discuss how this funding measure and others would best fit into your long-term strategy.

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