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Innovation Challenges

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Participate in hackathons held across Europe: develop your ideas, win mentoring and possibly prizes from local organizer. The first hackathon will take place from 31 May to 2 June 2024.

Technological challenges card

Organise or participate in technological challenges: set-up testing environments for Research & Development and compare your solution with competing teams.

Test your Innovation

Innovation test hubs card

SMEs, including start-ups, will be able to apply for Financial Support to Third Parties (FSTP)/cascade funding grants organised by EDF-funded consortia.

Migrate from civil to defence

Business coaching card

Participate in spin-in calls: build on the results from civil EU-funded R&D programmes and apply them to a defence setting.

Access to Finance

Defence Equity Facility

For Investors: receive equity financing to create your fund and invest in defence technologies with dual-use potential.

Empower SMEs

Open SME Calls card

Participate in open and non-thematic SME calls with international consortia under the European Defence Fund (EDF): receive lump sum grants for R&D.

Critical technologies card

Participate in disruptive technologies calls with international consortia under the EDF: receive lump sum grants for R&D.

Business coaching card

Benefit from business coaching: SME beneficiaries from all EDF calls can benefit from business coaching.