What we do

The Centre for Defence Enterprise (CDE) funds innovative research that could lead to a cost-effective capability advantage for UK armed forces and national security.

CDE is part of the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory.

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We produce detailed guidance in these categories

  1. Government funding programmes

    Schemes offering funding for projects, including criteria, eligibility and bidding processes for individuals and groups. Read more

  2. Scientific research and development support schemes

    Accessing funding and support schemes to develop a world-class UK research base. Read more

  3. Military equipment, logistics and technology

    Procurement of equipment, military technology and readiness for operations. Read more

Our management

    Contact CDE

    Centre for Defence Enterprise

    Building R103
    Fermi Avenue

    Harwell Oxford
    OX11 0QX

    Open Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm. Please email for the quickest response.

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    1. Read about the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act and how to make a request
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    Dstl Headquarters
    Porton Down

    SP4 0JQ

    Corporate information

    Jobs and contracts