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EDF – Spin in EDF research actions implemented via cost grants – 2023

European Defence Fund - Spin in EDF research actions implemented via cost grants aiming at reducing its greenhouse gas emissions targeting net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.

59 million euro

Appeal framework

Institution European Commission
Sectors Citizenship & Human Rights Environment & Climate Justice, Security, Defence
Beneficiaries All beneficiaries
Regions European Economic Area, European Union

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Priorities and funded actions


To spin-in results generated in other civil EUfunded research programmes to the defence sector.

Among financed actions

  • Generating knowledge
  • Integrating knowledge
  • Studies
  • Design

Additional information

  • This call for proposals is an open call for proposals.
  • Initial duration of the action: between 12 and 48 months


  • Be legal entities (public or private bodies)
  • Have their executive management structure established in eligible countries
  • Must not be subject to control by a non-associated third country or nonassociated third-country entity (unless they can provide guarantees approved by the Member State or EDF associated country wherethey are established)
  • Total budget of the call: 59 million euro
  • Total budget of the topic:
    • Topic 1: EDF-2023-RA-SI-CYBER-ASPT: Automation of security penetration tests: 14 million euro
    • Topic 2: EDF-2023-RA-SI-ENERENV-IPS: Innovative propulsion systems for defence applications: 25 million euro
    • Topic 3: EDF-2023-RA-SI-MATCOMP-HPM: High performance materials for Defence applications: 20 million euro
  • Amount of the grant: For all topics under this call: should not exceed the budget available for the topic
  • Co-financing rate: up to 100% of the total eligible costs

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