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International Institute for Emerging Disruptive Technologies

Analyzing how technological change can transform the way countries interrelate, develop, and pursue security at home and abroad. IIEDT looks at how emerging disruptive technologies, cybersecurity, and the democratization of space are affecting the security of the world in the twenty-first century. 

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Priority Technological Areas

Emerging and disruptive technologies are increasingly touching all aspects of life. These technologies are also having a profound impact on security. Innovative technologies are providing new opportunities for our youth in our societies. These technologies, however, also represent new threats from state and non-state actors, both militarily and to civilian society. IIEDT's innovation activities currently focus on  countering with innovative policy solution the consequences of malcious disruption, democratization and misuse of technologies in the following priority areas

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Artificial Intelligence

At IIEDT, our research focuses on advancing AI algorithms and applications to enhance decision-making processes, automate tasks in various industries, and improve overall efficiency. We explore topics such as deep learning, reinforcement learning, and natural language processing to develop AI systems that can adapt to dynamic environments and provide valuable insights.


Our research in autonomy aims to develop robust autonomous systems capable of navigating complex environments, making real-time decisions, and interacting with the surrounding world safely and efficiently. We explore topics such as autonomous vehicles, unmanned aerial systems, and robotics, focusing on enhancing perception, decision-making, and control algorithms to enable greater autonomy in various applications.

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Bio-Technology & Human Enhancement

At IIEDT, we conduct research in biotechnology and human enhancement to develop innovative solutions for healthcare, rehabilitation, and human performance enhancement. Our research spans areas such as regenerative medicine, gene therapy, and neuroenhancement, with the goal of improving quality of life and unlocking human potential.

Energy Propulsion & Hypersonic Systems

Our research targets advancements in energy propulsion and hypersonic systems to revolutionize transportation and aerospace. We develop innovative propulsion technologies, including electric, hydrogen fuel cells, and solar sails, alongside alternative fuels and renewable energy sources for cleaner, efficient future transportation. In hypersonic systems, our focus is on creating propulsion systems, advanced materials, and control mechanisms for reliable hypersonic flight, exploring scramjets, air-breathing engines, and solutions for thermal management and high-speed aerodynamics. This comprehensive approach aims to address the challenges of both sustainable travel and the extremes of hypersonic flight.

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At IIEDT, our research on Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) technologies is pioneering new frontiers in immersive experiences. We are dedicated to developing cutting-edge AR/VR solutions that enhance learning, entertainment, and professional training. Our projects range from creating realistic virtual environments for simulation-based learning to integrating AR for real-world applications, improving user interaction and engagement. By pushing the boundaries of digital innovation, IIEDT aims to transform how people interact with technology, making virtual and augmented experiences more accessible, intuitive, and impactful for users across the globe.

New Communication Networks

At IIEDT, our research in new communication networks aims to advance wireless communication, Internet of Things (IoT), and quantum communication systems. We explore topics such as 5G/6G networks, mesh networking, and software-defined networking to improve network performance, scalability, and security. Additionally, we investigate quantum communication protocols and quantum key distribution for secure and tamper-proof communication.

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Novel Material & Manufacturing

Our research in novel materials and manufacturing aims to develop advanced materials and fabrication techniques for applications in aerospace, electronics, healthcare, and beyond. We explore topics such as nanomaterials, 3D printing, and smart materials to enable the production of lightweight, durable, and multifunctional materials with tailored properties. Additionally, we investigate scalable and cost-effective manufacturing processes to accelerate the adoption of novel materials in commercial products.


At IIEDT, our research in quantum technologies focuses on advancing quantum computing, cryptography, and sensing for various applications. We explore topics such as quantum algorithms, quantum error correction, and quantum hardware development to realize practical quantum computers capable of solving complex problems beyond the reach of classical computers. Additionally, we investigate quantum cryptography protocols and quantum sensors for secure communication and precision measurement in critical applications.

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Our research in space technologies focuses on advancing space exploration missions and technologies for scientific discovery, resource utilization, and space-based applications. We explore topics such as satellite technology, space propulsion, and space manufacturing to enable cost-effective and sustainable access to space. Additionally, we investigate space tourism and space-based resource utilization for commercial opportunities and long-term space exploration missions.



Think about policy recommendations on threats posed by emerging disruptive technologies to youth. 


Shape the strategic agenda for governments, industry and academia to counter the possible disruption, distortion and deterioration of emerging disruptive technologies. 


Innovate by exerting influence to promote cross-


dimensional dialogue with decision-makers and leading


experts on policy for a more sustainable world for youth.

IIEDT Experts

Andrei I. Cursaru

Chief Executive

Nikola Latkovic

Research Analyst

Laura Léger

Research Analyst

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