Le Gouvernement du Grand-Duché du Luxembourg
European Defence Fund

Conduct R&D projects on defence technology and equipment

Join partners from other European countries and apply for funding for research and development projects on start-of-the-art and interoperable defence technology and equipment.

Do you want to be part of collaborative projects that foster breakthrough innovation in defence technology?

The European Defence Fund, the European Commission’s funding programme for defence research and development, provides financial support to collaborative R&D projects in the field of defence. Activities covered can be, for instance, design, prototyping, testing, qualification and certification of defence technology and solutions. 

We can help you determine whether the European Defence Fund offers suitable opportunities for your company and guide you in setting up your project. 

We can inform on how to best fill out the application, provide training on pitching and advise on legal and financial matters.

Key figures

Max. 100%  
  • of the total eligible costs of a research action covered
of total project eligible costs depending on the type of activities covered

Key benefits

Benefit from the following advantages:

  • Opportunity to contribute to the development of the EU’s defence capabilities
  • Support from and exposure to the ministries of defence in EU member states
  • Opportunity to integrate the EU defence value chain and work with EU prime contractors on the defence market

Who can benefit?

The funding provided by the European Defence Fund is available for companies of all sizes and research organisations in the EU member states and Norway. We can support applicants located in Luxembourg. 

Collaborative projects need to involve at least three entities from at least three EU member states or Norway that fulfil all eligibility criteria. 
Calls for proposals dedicated to disruptive technologies can accommodate smaller consortia.

Contact us

Interested in applying for funding?

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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