CDE funds innovative research that could lead to a cost-effective capability advantage for UK armed forces and national security. We seek bids for funding from small companies, academia and anyone with an innovative idea that has a potential defence application. Our investments in science and technology research are high risk but with a high potential benefit.
CDE opens up defence and security challenges to the widest possible audience of providers, including those new to defence and small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). CDE also works with others, including the defence industry and investors, to help take the projects it funds to market.