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Drone Days 2018 address dual use drone technologies
06 December, 2017
From 9 until 11 March, the Drone Days will gather professionals in the drone market, amateurs, recreational pilots, and drone fans in Brussels. This annual event promoting business opportunities with and around drones will cover for the first time du ...
Organise your stakeholder workshop as part of the EU Industry Day
29 November, 2017
The European Commission is organising the 2nd 'European Industry Day' on 22-23 February 2018. On the first day of the event, stakeholder workshops can be organised and take place as part of the conference. The day will be opened by Commission Vi ...
Sector Skills Alliances webinar-Infoday on 1 December
23 November, 2017
The Infoday for the Sector Skills Alliances call will take place online on 1st December at 14.00 as an interactive webinar. Sector Skills Alliances are part of the 2018 Erasmus+ call currently open until 28 February 2018. In particular Sector Skills ...
Estonian government and region’s cluster to host defence conference
22 November, 2017
Estonia’s Minister of Defence and the country’s Defence and Security Industry Innovation Cluster will host a two-day conference in Tallinn during 30 November and 1 December to explore the options for boosting Europe’s defence innovation and its ...
Erasmus+ 2018 call relevant for fostering defence-related skills
26 October, 2017
The European Commission published today the 2018 Erasmus+ call for proposals. Under "Key Action 2 - Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices" there are options relevant for the defence sector for tackling skills gaps to one or mo ...
Strengthening Europe's aeronautical research and innovation – Info day and brokerage event
17 October, 2017
On 15 November the ENDR member Agency of Innovation and Development of Andalusia and its partners are organising an event in Seville to present the opportunities in the area of aeronautics and dual use offered by the European Clean Sky programme ...
GROWyourREGIOn conference facilitating defence C2C
12 October, 2017
A conference on boosting smart interregional collaboration through clusters is coming up on 8-9 November in Valencia.  Co-organised by the European Commission and the Valencia Regional Government the event will gather over 300 national and regio ...
Committee of the Regions' event on defence R&D opportunities for SMEs, clusters and regions
05 October, 2017
The Committee of the Regions will host an event on 21 November in Brussels to inform stakeholders about regional funding opportunities for SMEs and clusters concerning the promotion of innovation in the area of defence. This event will try to an ...
C2C – Cluster to Cluster Networking Event
02 October, 2017
On 10 October the European Defence Agency is organising a C2C networking to facilitate partnerships for the “Clusters Go International in the Defence & Security sector" call financed under the COSME instrument. The full-day event taking p ...
SME success stories on EU dual use funding
27 September, 2017
SMEs that have successfully taken advantage of EU funding to develop dual use projects and thus their business are in the limelight of a new Commission publication. The brochure "Dual use technology in the EU" will become available in 7 languages to ...
Call open to support clusters in the defence sector going international
13 September, 2017
The Commission published today the call for proposals for "Clusters Go International" for the Defence and Security Sector. It aims to support European defence and security-related clusters and business network organisations to: intensify colla ...
Call for tenders on defence-related skills published
06 September, 2017
An invitation to tender for a service aiming to build evidence on defence-related skills shortages, gaps and mismatches as well as defining the sector's strategy with concrete actions on how to solve the skills gap at EU, national and regional levels ...
KIC on Added-value Manufacturing: webinar announcing the new call
05 September, 2017
In January 2018, the European Innovation & Technology Institute will open a call for a new Knowledge & Innovation Community (KIC) in the area of Added-value Manufacturing. To help potential applicants in their preparations, the EIT is organising a we ...
European Commission/EDA event to review new materials R&D for dual use
04 July, 2017
The European Commission and the European Defence Agency (EDA) will jointly sponsor an information exchange and match-making event on new materials, research and structures on 7 November at CDMA – DG RTD in Brussels. The event will feature ...
European Defence Fund launched
07 June, 2017
Today the Commission launched a European Defence Fund to help Member States spend on security and defence more efficiently through common actions and thus reduce duplications and get better value for money. Announced by President Juncker in September ...
Dual use opportunities in emerging technologies on agenda for Helsinki conference
10 May, 2017
National and regional authorities gather in Helsinki on 1-2 June to share experiences on smart specialisation strategies, review technology-development funding options and find cooperation partners across the EU in energy, cybersecurity, health, mari ...
Preparatory Action on Defence Research 2017: major focus on naval drones
13 April, 2017
The Commission issued on 11 April a description of research topics for 2017 under its Preparatory Action on Defence Research. The three-year programme is testing the use of EU money to finance military technologies that support the Union’s common s ...
Solent conference reviews ways to promote maritime dual use technologies
06 April, 2017
Marine Southeast, the Solent region-based cluster, and the Commission jointly hosted ENDR’s second conference on 4 April in Southampton. Focused on marine and maritime-based technologies, more than 100 participants – from across Europe and North ...
Commission seeks experts to advise on the Preparatory Action for Defence Research - !! deadline extended until 15 May 2017 !!
06 April, 2017
The European Commission will soon launch its Preparatory Action on Defence Research (PADR) to test the feasibility of using EU funding to create added-value in defence research and technology. The Commission has set up an Advisory Group for PADR and ...
Forthcoming COSME call for proposals to support European clusters in the area of dual use
27 March, 2017
A call for proposals to support the development of European Strategic Cluster Partnerships in the area of dual use should be released in the third quarter of 2017. Its aim is to support cross-border links between European defence-related and civil in ...
THE ONLY COMMISSION GRANT DEVOTED TO SKILLS IN DEFENCE– CALL FOR SECTOR SKILLS ALLIANCES STILL OPEN
23 March, 2017
The call published on 27 January – see relevant news item – is a unique opportunity for defence stakeholders to create a European Defence Skills Partnership and tackle skill gaps in the defence and dual use area. By joining forces the industry to ...
EDAP: What it can offer to regions and research
15 March, 2017
The European Defence Action Plan (EDAP) was presented to regional authorities and research stakeholders in a workshop co-organised by the European Commission, ERRIN and EURADA on 9 March. Representatives from many regions across Europe attended the e ...
Commission’s consultation on Smart Specialisation to close in late March
02 March, 2017
The European Commission currently seeks stakeholder input until 24 March for the Smart Specialisation Communication it will publish in May 2017. The consultation is collecting views on regional specialisation strategies, projects and initiatives for ...
New study identifies Europe’s crucial technologies and their dual-use applications
01 March, 2017
Joint European procurement of critical raw materials and the promotion of dual-use technologies are among the recommendations of a new report released by the Commission on 20 February. The “Study on the dual-used potential of key enabling tech ...
Workshop: EDAP’s new defence opportunities for regions
31 January, 2017
The European Defence Action Plan, unveiled on 30 November 2016, is the Commission's contribution to a stronger European defence through ensuring that the European industrial base is able to meet future security needs in priority areas. This will tran ...
Call for proposals to develop defence-related skills
26 January, 2017
The European Commission published today its 2017 “Sector Skills Alliances” call for proposals, with a new Lot 3 dedicated to six pilot sectors: defence, automobile, maritime technology, space, textile and tourism. Falling under the EU’s Erasmus ...