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Fourth Call 2024

The Council of Ministers has approved the Defence Science and Technology Programme for 2024, including the fourth DEFRA call. During a dedicated information day, the DEFRA team will present the objectives, the themes and modalities of this fourth call for proposals to researchers from both the public and private sector. It’s an excellent opportunity to start your network!


  • Deadline Pre-proposals: 22 February 2024 (14h00)
  • Deadline Full proposals: 18 April 2024 (14h00)

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Appels clôturés

Third Call 2023
Ce troisième appel couvrira les 5 thèmes de recherche suivants:
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
Comprend quatre thèmes de recherche :
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
Trois thèmes de recherche:
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