20 Jul 2022
EDF 2021 Calls: EU funds 61 defence industrial cooperation projects
On 20 July 2022, the Commission announced plans to grant a total EU funding of almost €1.2 billion supporting 61 collaborative defence research and development projects selected following the first ever calls for proposals under the European Defence Fund (EDF). The EDF supports competitive and collaborative defence projects throughout the entire cycle of research and development. With the proposals selected for funding, the EDF will support high-end defence capability projects such as the next generation of fighter aircrafts, tanks and ships, as well as critical defence technologies such as military cloud, Artificial Intelligence, semiconductors, space, cyber or medical counter-measures. SMEs are strongly involved in the projects. They represent over 40% of all entities in selected proposals receiving close to 20% of the total requested EU funding.
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