Selected – 2022

Specific support for research works and innovation for defense: Maturation and Development (ASTRID-Maturation) (ASTRID Maturation) 2022

The French National Research Agency (ANR), in partnership with the French Defense Innovation Agency (AID) (attached to the defense procurement agency - DGA), has launched the 2022 ASTRID programme "Specific support for defence research works and innovation : Maturation and Development”. The programme is entirely funded by the AID and is implemented by ANR.

ASTRID Maturation is a dedicated programme supporting the development of scientific work carried out in the framework of ASTRID, PhD theses funded by DGA/AID and research projects by engineering schools under DGA/AID supervision. This programme is of a dual use nature: applications must serve both civilian and military purposes.

The ASTRID-Maturation programme aims to:

  • anticipate technology demonstrations and pre-industrial work following up on dualuse scientific innovation,
  • boost result’s attractiveness with regard to industry and investors.

The programme, at the border between upstream- and technological-research, is complementary to RAPID and DGA upstream studies programmes (as far as military applications are concerned) and other civilian supporting programmes.

In order to promote innovation, the participation of at least one company is required per project.

ASTRID-Maturation Project must refer to an initial project from: ASTRID call, PhD theses and school project under of DGA scopes, PhD theses funded/co-funded by RAPID, PhD theses and post-doctoral fellowship funded/co-funded by Cyber research center of DGA, projects funded by the generic call of French National research Agency and cofunded by DGA or challenges (DESCARTES, DEFALS,MALIN).

The scientific work of the initial project must meet the calendar conditions indicated in the call.

The grant awarded to the projects, whose duration must be between 2 and 3 years, is capped at € 500 k. An optional grant for experimentation, up to 150k€ excl. Taxes, can be granted for experimentation or testing prototypes, models, demonstrators of the project by an end-user (army forces, entity in charge of the implementation, DGA center)

Opening : 2022-01-21 at 09:00 CET
Evaluation session : 2022-02-21 at 13:00 CET
Application Deadline : 2022-05-16 at 13:00 CEST

Funded projects


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