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NATO Edge, Mons, 25-27 October - Save the date
27 June, 2022
The NATO Communications and Information Agency (NCI Agency) will host the first NATO Edge conference from 25 to 27 October 2022. This year's conference theme is "Technology in Focus." NATO Edge will feature discussions on the Agency's work on emergi ...
EDF Information Day and Networking Event on 30 June & 1 July 2022
25 May, 2022
In view of the upcoming publication of the European Defence Fund (EDF) 2022 calls for proposals, the European Commission is organising an Information day and a Networking event on 30 June and 1 July. You can participate on-site in Brussels or onlin ...
European Defence Fund: €1 billion to boost the EU’s defence capabilities and new tools for defence innovation
25 May, 2022
Today, the Commission announced the adoption of the second annual work programme of the European Defence Fund (EDF). The EDF 2022 work programme will allocate up to a total of €924 million in funding. One week after the Joint Communication on ...
European Commission calls for joint procurement in defence and strengthening the defence industrial base
19 May, 2022
The European Commission and the High Representative on 18th of May 2022 issued the Joint Communication on the Defence Investment Gaps Analysis proposing further measures to strengthen the European defence industrial and technological base. This deliv ...
Commission launched an EU-wide online survey on Equality, Diversity and Inclusion for Defence industry, Aeronautics and Space sectors
02 May, 2022
On 13 April 2022, DG DEFIS in partnership with VVA Group launched an EU-wide online survey that aims to obtain the first comprehensive demographic statistics of defence industry, civil aeronautics, and space workforce in the Union. The survey include ...
Need more information on the European Defence Fund? You have R&D ideas related to defence? Get in touch with your National Focal Point!
02 March, 2022
National Focal Points (NFPs) are individuals nominated by EU Member States and Norway supported by national structures established under the responsibility and control of those countries. NFPs support the implementation of the European Defence Fund ( ...
Commission unveils significant actions to contribute to European Defence, boost innovation and address strategic dependencies
16 February, 2022
On the 15th of February, 2022 the Commission announced a number of Commission-led initiatives in areas critical for defence and security within the European Union. These comprise its Contribution to European defence, covering the full range of cha ...
EU-funded defence research project ACAMSII developed a high-tech soldier camouflage system
02 February, 2022
On 27 January, the final workshop and demonstration of the ACAMSII Project (Adaptive CAMouflage for the Soldier II) took place at Safran campus outside Paris. The event showcased the prototype of the defence technology to stakeholders that have col ...
New fund helps SMEs better protect their intellectual property
17 January, 2022
With this week’s launch of the new EU SME Fund, the Commission and the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) want to support small and medium-sized companies in their COVID-19 recovery and their green and digital transitions. More spe ...