One of the principale roles of the CapTech is the identification of technology gaps and common areas of interest for cooperation. This is facilitated by the Overarching Strategic Research Agenda (OSRA), the R&T planning tool providing a shared vision of the most important challenges in the R&T domain in which a European collaborative approach would be beneficial to support the development of defence capabilities.

OSRA defines Technology Building Blocks (TBB) focused on specific defence R&T areas. Developed in the CapTechs, each TBB provides an in-depth assessment including a roadmap with concrete project ideas.

In total there are 15 CapTechs, located in the Research, Technology and Innovation (RTI) Directorate. The CapTech membership is drawn from governmental organisations, research and technology organisations (RTOs), industry, academia, as well as small and medium sized enterprises. Each CapTech has a moderator appointed by the EDA who organises and chairs the meetings and who is responsible for the day to day activities of the CapTech. 

List of CapTechs

  1. CapTech Technologies, Components and Modules
  2. CapTech Radio Frequency Sensors Technologies
  3. CapTech Electro Optical Sensors Technologies
  4. CapTech Communication Information Systems and Networks
  5. CapTech Materials and Structures
  6. CapTech Missiles and Munitions
  7. CapTech Aerial Systems
  8. CapTech Ground Systems
  9. CapTech Guidance, Navigation and Control
  10. CapTech Naval Systems
  11. CapTech Simulation Technologies
  12. CapTech CBRN and Human Factors
  13. CapTech Cyber Research & Technology
  14. CapTech Energy and Environment
  15. CapTech Space 

CapTech Membership

Each CapTech is composed of three membership levels.

  • CapTech National Coordinators act as the official participating Member State (pMS) representative in the CapTech and coordinates CapTech activities within their pMS, including information exchange.
  • CapTech Governmental Members are appointed from Governmental organisations such as public RTOs, Ministries of Defence or the Military. CGEs contribute as an expert to specific topics, discussions and activities and supports the CNC in CapTech activities.
  • CapTech non-Governmental Experts contributes as an expert to CapTech discussions and activities. They may propose R&T ad-hoc projects and studies on a bottom up (technology push) and respond to top-down (capability pull) requests. CnGES are appointed from Industry, Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (SMEs), Research Organisations, scientific institutes and academia. CnGE membership is subject to the approval of the relevant CNC.

Registrations can be facilitated by contacting the appropriate CapTech moderator via the functional email address which can be found at each of the individual CapTech pages or by registering at the following link REGISTRATION.