TEDis the portal for all Member States’ (and EU institutions) contracts notices, searchable by country, contract type, contracting authority or CPV code (which is the EU official goods classification list: more info on SIMAP). The business sector sectionalso includes a Defence and Security webpage
EDA Grants: information page on the EU Preparatory Action on Defence Research (PADR); Guide for applicants and Model Grant Agreement
Funding & financing tools
European Funding Gateway: EDA platform proposing links to all EU-funded programs. IdentiFunding: a tool built by the EDA to help companies identify which EU-funded programme best suits their specific projects. Identifunding was launched in March 2019 as a part of the EDA Funding Gateway resource. Funding opportunities include grants, loans and equity. Since 2019, the European Investment Bank (EIB) has been included in the tool.
European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF): EDA webpage which gives an overview of how the ESIF may be accessed by defence companies for co-funding investment projects. Co-funding opportunities can be found in national, regional and local research and innovation, ICT, and SME competitiveness projects; cross-border projects, transnational projects, projects supporting skills and competences.
Under the European Executive Agency for SMEs(EASME), the Competitiveness of Enterprises and SMEs programme (COSME) provides financial support. Access to EU COSME Programmeis a platform built by the EDA to inform on access to loans, equity and funding opportunities for defence SMEs and clusters. The EDA platform includes contact points of financial intermediaries and the European Enterprise Network (EEN) and supports online networking.
Financial Toolbox: a European Commission page describing how financial toolbox instruments can be used to address financing challenges for collaborative development and procurement in the context of the European Defence Fund (EDF).
EDA Expert groups: groups composed of national experts are formed around specific cooperation topics: Integrated Development Teams, Project Teams and Capability and Technology groups. Industry Research & Technology representatives are included in Capability Technology (CapTech) groups.
EDIDP expert database: Apply here for the call for expression of interest to assist the European Commission with tasks in connection with the European Defence Industrial Development Programme (2019-2020)
Work as an expert: The general European Commission website for registration to provide specific professional expertise.