Open – 2024

The 2024 Call for Proposals ASTRID : Specific support for Defence Projects and Innovation : Maturation and valorisation

The French National Research Agency (ANR) will soon launch, in partnership with the Defense Innovation Agency (AID), a national competence service under the responsibility of the General Delegate for Armament (DGA), the 2024 edition of ASTRID Maturation call for proposal. This program, funded by the AID, is hosted by the ANR which ensures its operation.

The ASTRID Maturation program intends to support the valorization of scientific work carried out in other research support devices that have received financial support from the Ministry of the Armed Forces. The applications must concern both civilian and military domains.

The ASTRID Maturation program aims to :

  • Anticipate technological demonstrations and pre-industrial work that can materialize a dual scientific innovation,
  • Develop the attractiveness of results for the industrial world and investors.

This device, at the interface between upstream research and technological research is complementary to RAPID and upstream programs of the DGA (for defense applications) as well as other civil support devices.

Opening : 2024-01-23 at 10:00 CET
1ère session : 2024-02-23 at 15:00 CET
2ème session : 2024-05-31 at 15:00 CEST

Usefull information

  • Grant is capped at €800k per project
  • At least one industrial partner required and a public research organization per project
  • Open to all project with a grant from the French Ministry of Armed Forces and that have ended within three years before call’s openings

Intellectual property clauses (IP)

Intellectual property clauses will be applied in order to preserve the feasibility of applications.

DrOID 2022

Refence document for defence innovation policy available on AID website in the “documents” tab

Contacts – French National Research Agency

Florence LASEK - florence.lasek(at)
Etienne SABARTHES – etienne.sabarthes(at)
Emmanuel BETRANHANDY - emmanuel.betranhandy(at)


Consult the upcoming and current calls of the portal

The portal centralises all information on calls for proposals and calls for applications from ADEME, ANR, Inserm including ANRS, Anses and INCa. It provides a simplified access to upcoming and ongoing calls, giving a greater visibility to funding opportunities. Following their closing date, the calls remain published for a few months.


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