european network of
defence-related regions


Cyprus Defence Cluster / Cyprus Association of Research and Innovation Enterprises

Defence and Dual-use technologies, Microelectronics, Border control, robotics, materials, AI

Founded in 2010, CARIE is a non-profit association that promotes Industrial Research and Innovation in Cyprus and the interests of Cypriot Innovative technology companies. The founding objectives are:

Since 2019, the Cyprus Defence Cluster (which is a focus group of CARIE), is bringing together 30 companies that are active in Defence and Dual Use research and development. The Cyprus Defence cluster companies have successfully been participating in 17 EDIDP and EDF R&D contracts with a total budget of EUR 172.5 million.