Since 2011 the National Centre for Research and Development, in cooperation with the Minister of National Defense and Minister of Internal Affairs, takes actions related to scientific research and studies for the purposes of national defense and security. In calls for proposals centered around specific research areas are selected undertakings the most likely to increase the national security. The purpose of programs and projects under implementation is not only to increase the opportunities for Polish scientific and industrial entities, but also to strive for a technological independence through the creation of Polish know-how in technologies critical for national defense and security.