KIRAS – Security Research

The Austrian research promotion programme KIRAS supports national research projects which aim to increase the security of Austria and its people. The protection of critical infrastructure was selected as the first thematic focus.

The programme has been started in 2005 and is scheduled for a duration of 15 years.

The different programm lines of KIRAS support co-operative research and development projects as well as networking, demonstration activities, and supporting measures.
Owner of programme / investor
Target group SME, Large enterprises, Universities, Universities of applied sciences, Competence centres, Research facilities, Single researchers, Start-up, Non-profit organisations, Regional administrative bodies
Topic Security
Type of service Funding
Förderinstrument C4 E-I Kooperationsprojekt experimentelle Entwicklung / industrielle Forschung, C17 F&E-Dienstleistungen
FFG Unit of organisation Thematic programmes
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KIRAS is an initiatve of the Federal Ministry of Transport, Innovation and Technology (BMVIT) managed by the FFG.