The Austrian security research programme KIRAS implements three mutually complementary instruments. They range from probing actions to cooperative research and innovation projects and R&D support actions.
„Probing Actions“ are used to assess innovative high-risk project ideas on their feasibility and implementation potential.
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 by funding strategically relevant cooperative R&D projects.
The goal of the cooperative research and innovation projects with a focus on "Experimental Development" is to transform the results of "Industrial Research" projects into demonstration and application activities.
Studies and comparable concepts are funded within this instrument. Main target groups are end-users in a broad sense.