EU funding for defence and dual use research & innovation synergies
03 Oct 2018
to 04 Oct 2018
This event will focus on EU funding available for Defence and Dual Use Technologies and the synergies generated between funds in the framework of RIS3 implementation. .
Key deadlines for this event are as follow:
- Registration to the event: from 01 July to 27 September.
- Profile registration: from 01 July to 27 September.
- Choice of B2B meetings: from 15 September to 01 October.
● Context:The Commission launched in June 2017 the European Defence Fund to direct EU funds in support of collaborative defence research and capability development with the Member States. For the very first time, EU funds are being mobilised to support the whole life-cycle of defence product development.Moreover, EU countries use European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF) in areas with high innovation potential identified in their Strategies for Smart Specialisation (RIS3). Dual use and defence research and innovation are among the areas the European Regional and Development Fund (ERDF) may support . To ensure EU support for such activities, a number of Member States and Regions have already started to include their defence-related industrial and research assets into their RIS3.This event aims to support the synergies between ESIF and European Defence Fund, but also with Horizon 2020, COSME, Erasmus+ and other relevant funding instruments that can further strengthen the European defence and industrial base whilst enhancing regional competitiveness, ensuring growth and employment, and improving European strategic autonomy and the security of its citizens.The event is the fourth of its kind taking place in Andalusia highlighting the strong commitment of the Spanish region of Andalusia to the 2015 Seville Declaration on enhancing the full potential of defence and dual use technologies and markets. ● Objectives:This event is intended to raise awareness and engage discussion among public authorities (European Commission and Regions) and public and private organisations having an interest in the field of defence & dual use about opportunities to foster synergies between funding offered by ESIF, the European Defence Fund, and other EU and national sources of funding. Experiences, best practices and showcases of such synergies in practice will be presented. The event will also offer the opportunity for bilateral entrepreneurial meetings facilitated by CESEAND-EEN.● Participation:This event is addressed to:- Defence-related companies and clusters.- National/regional authorities.- Research institutes & academia.- H2020 national Contact Points, - State/Region Representative Groups,● Registration:Those interested in participating in this event will have to register through a website that will be available soon.● Fee:There is not participation fee for this event.