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.


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

Building R103
Fermi Avenue

Harwell Oxford
OX11 0QX

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