Improved efficiency of cyber trainings and exercises


Programme Category

EU Competitive Programmes

Programme Name

European Defence Fund (EDF)

Programme Description

The European Defence Fund (EDF) is the Commission’s initiative to support collaborative defence research and development, and to foster an innovative and competitive defence industrial base.

Programme Details

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Improved efficiency of cyber trainings and exercises


The topic has opened under the call is ”Improved capacity for cyber training and exercises” (EDF-2021-CYBER-D).

 The objective of this topic is to create a toolset that allows significantly increased efficiency in the cyber trainings and exercises process while also enhancing cyber ranges interoperability and cost-efficiency, taking into account challenges described in the Work Programme under the specific topic (the challenges may also be found in the Funding & Tenders portal page for the specific topic).

Detailed Call Description

In addition the objective of the topic is to develop a technological demonstrator modules that can be easily configured and interfaced to existing systems used to conduct cyber trainings and exercises. Integration of the technologies must be demonstrated within TRL 4-8, but specific TRL may wary depending on the work package.

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Financing percentage by EU or other bodies / Level of Subsidy or Loan


Thematic Categories

  • Research, Technological Development and Innovation

Eligibility for Participation

  • Central Government
  • International Organisations
  • Large Enterprises
  • Researchers/Research Centers/Institutions
  • State-owned Enterprises
  • Training Centres

Eligibility For Participation Notes

The action shall be carried out by legal entities cooperating within a consortium of at least three eligible legal entities which are established in at least three different Member States or associated countries. At least three of those eligible legal entities established in at least two different Member States or associated countries shall not, during the entire period in which the action is carried out, be controlled, directly or indirectly, by the same legal entity and shall not control each other.

The admissibility and eligibility conditions are described under Article 9 and Article 10(4) of the EDF regulation.

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Call Closing Date


National Contact Point(s)

Ministry of Defense
172-174 Strovolos Avenue, 2048 Strovolos, Nicosia,
Telephone: 22 807500

Department of Research and Innovation
Phones: 22 807755, 22 807754

(Publish Date: 29/09/2021-for internal use only)

EU Contact Point

European Directorate-General for Defence Industry and Space (DEFIS)