Open calls

Closed calls

Third Call 2023
The third call of the DEFRA programme covers the following research themes:
1. CYBER – Automated certification of software
2. Autonomous systems – Human-machine Teaming
3. Open theme SMEs - Research on innovative and future-oriented defence solutions with specific interest for CBRN-Medical Response, Decontamination and Protection and Weapon Systems - Improved ammunition systems
4. Advanced sensor technologies - Radar and (multi)-sensor systems
5. Materials - Protective characteristics

Second Call 2022
Covering four research themes:
1. Space weather for security and defence applications
2. 5/6G for military, security and crisis applications
3. Sustainable and "green" energy applications for military use
4. Preventive medicine for improved soldier fitness

First Call 2021
covering three research themes:
1. NEET: Employment of NEET (Not in Employment, Education or Training) for Belgian Defence
2. SEHS: Small Energy Harvesting systems for Defence applications
3. SPACE: Space technologies for Defence applications