The Austrian Defense Research Programme FORTE implements two mutually complementary instruments: Cooperative Research and Innovation Projects and R&D Support Actions.
Cooperative Research and Innovation Projects
The goal of the cooperative research and innovation projects with a focus on "Industrial Research" is the creation and reinforcement of skill in research, technology and cooperation (up to TRL 4).
In the course of the cooperative research and innovation projects with a focus on "Experimental Development“, the results of the research projects are implemented and validated for their operational fitness in the respective fields (up to TRL 6).
Studies and comparable concepts within the thematic focus are the main subjects of funding within this instrument.