Call for proposals 2017 - The european defence research runway PADR-STF-2017 Closed!


This action should aim to support strategic technology foresight in the defence domain of individual Member States and of the EU as a whole by performing joint technology foresight activities supported by methodologies such as horizon scanning, technology watch, scientometric tools, expert consultation activities. The action should focus in particular on identifying emerging defence research areas for potential exploration in the next Multi-annual Financial Framework. The action should propose and validate a methodology and process for strategic technology foresight activities to be carried out cyclically. Such a methodology should take into account similar activities conducted in EDA, NATO and other military and/or civil organisations.


Activities that should be considered could include, amongst others:

  • Collection of information (national sources, EU research programme, occidental and non-occidental sources);
  • Analysis (geopolitical trends, defence and security trends, technology, industrial trends);
  • Engagement with European industry trade bodies;
  • Evaluation/assessment for defence and security (future scenario-based evaluations such as Disruptive Technology Assessment Games, consultations of technology and military experts, input from “unconventional” groups with an outside view, more creative thinking, ...);
  • Defining and setting up strategic trends for the medium and long term;
  • Management and controlled dissemination of results (secure web-based access with public and restricted dissemination).

European community funding

The Community provisional funding available for the call for proposals is:

  • 0,95 Million EUR (Global Budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 21 September 2017 - 4 years ago (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)

Further information about the call

Official webpage of the call

Useful documents

  • Call for Proposals (Legal base)

Organisations eligible to participate

Opened to the following bodies or institutes with legal status established in the covered areas:

  • Any legal organisation

Covered areas

Bodies or institutes must have their registered legal seat in one of the countries taking part in the Programme which are:

  • European Union (EU)

Directorate-Generale responsible

Directorate-General for Research

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