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CDE enduring competition

The Centre for Defence Enterprise's enduring competition for research funding (previously the 'open call') accepts innovative proposals to a wide range of challenges.

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The Centre for Defence Enterprise (CDE) will pause the enduring competition on 25 October 2016 at 5pm.

This pause is while CDE transitions into the early operating capability of the new Defence and Security Accelerator - announced by Secretary of State for Defence, Sir Michael Fallon, on 16 September 2016 as part of the defence innovation initiative.

The new Accelerator will focus on exploiting novel solutions, and we’re taking the opportunity to reshape the enduring competition to meet this. The competition will re-launch in early 2017.

Meanwhile, please see our themed competitions for current funding opportunities.

Centre for Defence Enterprise

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Oxfordshire
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Published 30 June 2014
Last updated 29 November 2016 + show all updates
  1. Change to date feedback will be delivered.
  2. The Centre for Defence Enterprise (CDE) will pause the enduring competition on 25 October 2016 at 5pm. This is while CDE transitions into the early operating capability of the new Defence and Security Accelerator.
  3. The Centre for Defence Enterprise (CDE) will pause the enduring competition on 25 October 2016 at 5pm. This is while CDE transitions into the early operating capability of the new Defence and Security Accelerator.
  4. Updated to say that CDE's enduring competition won't accept proposals for more than £90,000 or for projects lasting more than 7 months at phase 1. This is to ensure CDE phase 1 focusses on proof-of-concept research.
  5. Updated with next closing date: proposals to be assessed during April/May 2016 must be submitted by 5pm on 22 March 2016.
  6. The way you are notified if your proposal has been successful or unsuccessful has changed. This information will now be provided to you through your bidder dashboard. Read the CDE enduring competition detail for further information on this.
  7. Updated with next closing date: proposals to be assessed during March 2016 must be submitted by 5pm on 25 February 2016. Future closing dates for 2016/2017 have also been added.
  8. Updated with next closing date for CDE enduring competition.
  9. The enduring competition funds projects up to a maximum of £150,000 for a duration of up to 12 months at phase 1.
  10. Update to next closing date.
  11. Update competition dates
  12. Updated competition closing dates.
  13. Updated for next closing date: proposals to be assessed during October 2015 must be submitted by 5pm on 22 September 2015.
  14. Updated dates for next competition close. Proposals to be assessed during September 2015 must be submitted by 5pm on 25 August 2015.
  15. Updated competition closing date for August 2015.
  16. Proposals to be assessed during July 2015 must be submitted by 5pm on Thursday 25 June 2015.
  17. First published.