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EDA Annual Conference 2022: Investing in European Defence

EDA Annual Conference 2022: Investing in European Defence

The EDA Annual Conference 2022: Investing in European Defence will take place on 8 December 2022 in a hybrid format.  

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The high-level event will allow the wider European defence community to discuss how today’s promises of increased investment will have the most tangible impact on tomorrow’s defence capabilities. Speakers will present their vision for what increased investment in European defence will mean and whether new commitments will drive cooperation or competition. 

More information on the conference programme and registration will be available soon at European Defence Agency website

Source: https://eda.europa.eu/news-and-events/events/2022/12/08/default-calendar/eda-annual-conference-2022-investing-in-european-defence

EXCEED PADR Project Factsheet on Tactical systems is now available | News from Synergy Projects

EXCEED PADR Project Factsheet on Tactical systems is now available | News from Synergy Projects


The EXCEED consortium has summarised the technical targets of its use cases in three factsheets:

  • tactical systems
  • security
  • special environments

The tactical systems factsheet is now available for download.

Read more at: https://www.exceed-padr.eu/tactical-systems-use-cases-factsheet-now-available-for-download/

2nd INTERACT Newsletter Issue Published | July 2022

2nd INTERACT Newsletter Issue Published | July 2022

The second e-newsletter issue of our project is out! This issue covers the period from February 2022 until June 2022 and presents to the reader the UxS Interoperabillity workshops that the INTERACT PADR team organized in Stockholm (Sweden) and Athens (Greece), the communication synergies established with CROWN PADR and EXCEED PADR projects as well as the related activities performed. Morever, a study made by the European Defence Agency in Risk Assessment, Aviation Safety & Test Flights is featured in Defence Research section. 

Enjoy reading!

Also available on our website at section “Press Kit”, subsection “Newsletter

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3rd INTERACT Workshop on UxS Interoperability | Athens

3rd INTERACT Workshop on UxS Interoperability | Athens

The 3rd Workshop on UxS Interoperability was held on 28th – 29th June 2022 in Athens, Greece. The activity was supported by all INTERACT PADR partners and it was hosted by ICCS. In addition, our consortium was honored of EDA Project Officer presence who attended the workshop and provided valuable feedback on the topic.

During those two days, the consortium had the opportunity to meet again physically and have fruitful discussions on UxS Interoperability aspects. A warm thank you to all partners for their active participation.

© Copyright 2022 | INTERACT PADR Consortium
© Copyright 2022 | INTERACT PADR Consortium

First European Defence Innovation Day Calls for More Investment and Cooperation |#EDID22

First European Defence Innovation Day Calls for More Investment and Cooperation

Brussels, 1 June 2022We must invest more in defence and make up for years of budget cuts and underinvestment. The message is clear: we need to reduce fragmentation and invest more together, starting now”, said High Representative/Head of the European Defence Agency, Josep Borrell, during the first European Defence Innovation Day – organised by the European Defence Agency under the auspices of the French Presidency of the Council of the European Union.

The event displayed how greater investment and cooperation in defence innovation is crucial to maintain and drive European technological sovereignty.

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A first for the European Defence Innovation Hub (HEDI)

The Defence Innovation Day marks the official launch – and first activity – of the Hub for European Defence Innovation (HEDI) which was established within EDA following a decision by Member States’ Defence Ministers on 17 May. The launch of HEDI is not only an important first delivery of the Strategic Compass, but also a crucial step towards a more innovative European defence.

The Head of Agency, Josep Borrell said: “EDA certainly has a key role to play in defence innovation. It has been dealing with innovation since its creation in 2004. And it has already delivered. Successful examples include projects on drone swarms; technologies for electromagnetic railguns; or new clean energy technologies to lower the carbon footprint and decrease energy dependencies in the defence sector. These are all initiatives developed at EDA”.

Speaking at the opening of the event, EDA Chief Executive, Jiri Šedivý said: “The creation of the Hub for European Defence Innovation in EDA is an additional sign that Member States are ready to take European defence innovation to the next level, in cooperation with the European Commission but also with NATO”.

Showcasing European Excellence in Innovation

The European Defence Innovation Day also extended to an exhibition highlighting cutting-edge defence innovations developed at national and European level. The exhibition gathered innovators from 19 Member States and 9 developed within the framework of the European Defence Agency. “I’m proud” of EDA’s work on innovation so far, “but we have to do more”, the Head of the Agency Josep Borrell said, insisting on a close cooperation with the European Commission and its European Defence Fund (EDF), as well as with NATO “because we have the same purpose”.

The event gathered defence experts and innovators from EU institutions, Member States’ Defence Ministries, armed forces and innovation agencies, NATO, media, research institutes, industry and academia. A summary of the discussions during the event are available here.

More information

Event summary : First European Defence Innovation Day marks launch of HEDI (europa.eu)

Factsheet: https://eda.europa.eu/publications-and-data/factsheets/factsheet-hub-for-eu-defence-innovation-(hedi)

Press release: Hub for EU Defence Innovation Established within EDA (europa.eu)

Source: https://eda.europa.eu/news-and-events/news/2022/06/01/first-european-defence-innovation-day-calls-for-more-investment-and-cooperation

European Defence Innovation Day | EDA

European Defence Innovation Day

The first European Defence Innovation Day organised by the European Defence Agency under the auspices of the French Presidency of the Council of the European Union, takes places on May 31st, 2022.

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This conference and exhibition provide a timely opportunity to further ignite innovation in European defence and maximise synergies between civilian innovation and defence. A high-level conference will be coupled with a dedicated exhibition which will showcase and demonstrate European excellence in defence innovation.

The first European Defence Innovation Day will take place on Tuesday, 31 May 2022 in Brussels and online.

You can join online for this high-level event focused on driving European excellence in defence innovation with speakers from EDA, French Ministry for the Armed Forces, Defence Innovation Agency – France, NATO, European Commission, Saab, TNO, and the University of Cologne. The event will be closed by Josep Borrell, HR/VP and Head of the European Defence Agency.

The full agenda for the event can be found here, to register simply fill out this registration form. Registrations for this online event must close on Monday 30th at 09:00.

Source: https://eda.europa.eu/news-and-events/events/2022/05/31/default-calendar/european-defence-innovation-day—31-may

EDA’s study in Risk Assessment, Aviation Safety & Test Flights

EDA’s study in Risk Assessment, Aviation Safety & Test Flights

European Defence Agency (EDA) has published the results of its study in assessment, aviation safety & test flights. It delivers final recommendations for accommodation of large military drones in civil air traffic

EDA’s work in support of the accommodation and integration of large military Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS, or drones) in civil air traffic in non-segregated airspace has just reached a significant milestone when the Agency delivered to its Member States the final findings and recommendations of its study on the ‘Accommodation of MALE-type RPAS: scenarios and safety case’ ordered in 2019.

You can read more on EDA’s website at: https://eda.europa.eu/news-and-events/spotlight/eda-delivers-final-recommendations-for-accommodation-of-large-military-drones-in-civil-air-traffic

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2nd INTERACT Workshop on UxS Interoperability | Stockholm

2nd INTERACT Workshop on UxS Interoperability | Stockholm

The 2nd Workshop on UxS Interoperability took place in hybrid format on 3rd-4th May 2022 in Stockholm, Sweden. It was hosted by FOI partners and the consortium team had the opportunity to meet and further elaborate UxS Interoperability aspects. A warm thank you to all partners for their active participation.

2nd Workshop on UxS Interoperability in Stockholm | © Copyright 2022 | INTERACT PADR Consortium

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