Funding & Investment

WISER Consultancy offers independent support to obtain funding from private sources for technology and capability development.

Declining government budgets in defence cause an unparalleled austerity in expenditures on technology and capability development for defence and security purposes in almost all European nations. Military requirements are not met to an acceptable level and international cooperation in the sector often causes more complexity than solutions. Also dual use technology and capability development for security applications are affected by the decline in budgets.

The defence industry is a pioneer in innovation and makes a significant contribution to the wider economy. Spin-off technology can be found anywhere in society and is being used for many years. 
This was also recognised by the European Council (Heads of State) in the conclusions of the December 2013 summit on Defence and in the wake of the summit by former European Commission Vice President Antonio Tajani in this article in the EUReporter. 

Technology and capabilities however do not grow spontaneously. 
Routes to private funding of defence technology and capability development have been described by our founder Jan Wind in his article "Innovative Funding for Defence". The article explains how profitable opportunities can be found in dual use products and export of sub-systems. Technical, financial and market risks can be mitigated using existing instruments. 

WISER Consultancy supports industry and government (through PPP) to obtain funding from private investors, banks and/or other sources. As independent organisation we work with several banks and investors to obtain private funding of projects and companies, and we are in close contact with government organisations like the European Defence Agency, Ministries of Defence and Economic Affairs. 

Regularly we publish calls for proposals serving specific nations or technology areas. Individual companies or consortia may however also contact us for support in-between calls or not addressed technologies or nations. It would be appreciated if your request is accompanied by an outline description of your proposal using the template available on our download page.

In all cases we will use our combined legal, technical, financial and management knowledge and many years of experience to find effective solutions for you.

For more information please contact us as indicated on the contact page.

Are you an investor

Please contact us if you are interested to invest in defence and security technology. 
Email or call +31 6 23502003. 

Opportunities range from small loans through crowd funding up to equity participations of several million euro. 
We only work with investment companies based in Europe operating under the laws of a European Union member state.

Calls for proposals

Our call for proposals 2015-1 is now closed.
This call was in the Dutch language targeting the Netherlands market. 
Please contact us if you are in search of funding for activities in other European nations.

Email or call +31 71 7113973

 Funding wherever required and effective                      Photo: KVBK / NL MoD