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Defence Innovation Agency (DIA)

Placed under the responsibility of the DGA (Délégation générale pour l'armement), the Defence Innovation Agency (AID) was created on September, 1st 2018 by Florence Parly, Minister of the Armed Forces. Located in Balard (Paris 15), this new organization of the Ministry, a service with national competence, is headed by Emmanuel Chiva. The AID federates the Ministry's innovation initiatives by ensuring the coordination and coherence of all innovation initiatives. While pursuing work on technological innovation over the long term, the Agency is the sensor of opportunity innovations for the benefit of all end users, whatever their field: operations management, equipment, support, operation, administration.