First grant agreement for research project under Defence Fund signed
On 21 December 2017 the first grant agreement for a research project under the European Defence Fund was signed. The project will focus on strategic technology foresight and aims to identify key trends in the fast evolving world of innovative technologies. The outcomes will be key to shaping the future EU-funded defence research.
Under the European Defence Fund, the Commission proposed to allocate €90 million from the EU budget (2017-2019) to fund defence research in areas previously agreed with Member States. The first project, run by Ingegneria Informatica S.p.A, has now been awarded a €1 million grant. In 2018, the next series of grant agreements will be signed.
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