CDE: terms and conditions and contract guidance

Guidance on Centre for Defence Enterprise (CDE) terms and conditions for funding, contracts and intellectual property rights.

The Centre for Defence Enterprise (CDE) no longer exists and was superseded by the Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA). This page is no longer valid and its content has been archived.

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Published 3 September 2014
Last updated 28 August 2018 + show all updates
  1. This Centre for Defence Enterprise web site is no longer valid, and a redirect to the corresponding Defence and Security Accelerator site has been inserted.
  2. Updated CDE contract template.
  3. Updated to say that the enduring competition only accepts proposals up to £90,000 for up to 7 months work.
  4. Added clarification of what sort of work CDE funds, in relation to technology readiness levels (TRLs).
  5. How you submit a proposal to CDE has changed. This updated guidance covers the new online submission service.
  6. Added guidance on what CDE funds and who can apply. How you submit a research proposal to the Centre for Defence Enterprise (CDE) is changing in November 2015. Current users will need to save copies of information you have in the portal if you want to keep it, before 16 December 2015.
  7. Updated guidance - funding requested must be completely VAT free.
  8. First published.