Call for proposals 2019 - Future Disruptive Defence Technologies PADR-FDDT-2019 Closed!


The development of new defence products and services very often relies on incremental improvements of existing ones leading to a higher performance or more efficient operation of established capabilities. However, technologies are emerging that could – when used in a military context – radically change the balance of military power between opponents. Such disruptive technologies for defence then lead to game-changing shifts in military paradigms. Exploring innovative technologies for defence use is thus essential to alter or maintain technological dominance.


This call covers the following topics:

  • PADR-FDDT-OPEN-03-2019: Challenging the future
  • PADR-FDDT-EMERGING-03-2019: Emerging Game-changers

European community funding

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

  • 11,46 Million EUR (Global Budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 03 September 2019 - 2 years ago (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)
  • 28 September 2019 - 2 years ago (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)
  • 30 June 2020 - more than one year 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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