Research & Technology: the French Defence Procurement Agency (DGA) supports innovative SMEs

On 4 November 2009, the DGA presented to SMEs its Scientific Orientation Plan, its new R & T Strategic Plan (a two-to-fifteen-year planning), as well as its assistance measures targeting dual projects, including RAPID which is a very reactive tool to support projects with military and civilian applications.Criteria for the selection of dual projects include:

  • Project duality
  • Participation of at least one SME that conforms with the Brussels definition of a SME
  • Innovation
  • RandD activities
  • Technological quality
  • Aid incentive
  • Project global consistency
  • Quality of partnership