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The focus of this information exchange and match-making event is to explore how the results under Horizon 2020 and EDA R&T could be mutually beneficial, enhancing defence and security capabilities.
In 2013, the European Council tasked EDA and EC to work closely in view of stimulating dual-use research. This priority has recently been reinforced by the EU Global Strategy which affirms the need to make the most efficient use of resources with the objective of enhancing the credibility of the EU in security and defence. In the same direction, through the European Defence Action Plan, EC stated its commitment to support efficient spending in defence capability development, to foster the competitiveness of the European defence industrial base and to promote civil/military synergies within EU policies. In the same time, the Pilot Project and Preparatory Action on Defence Research opened a new avenue at EU level and are leading to an increasing interaction between the EDA and EC.
EDA and EC have acknowledged the need to deepen their coordination activities and proactively engage their respective communities so as to better tap into the potential of the recent and future developments. The objectives of the event are to exchange information on projects developed in EDA and EC in the field of Nanotechnologies, Advanced Materials and Advanced Manufacturing and Processing and to facilitate the meeting of their communities. Consortiums of H2020 and EDA projects will be presenting their results with the goals of identifying potential reciprocal benefits for civil and defence entities and of fostering the cross-fertilization of outputs and ideas.
For registration, please fill in the attached form and send to firstname.lastname@example.org before 11 July.