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30 June 2022 - 1 July 2022
Brussels, Belgium
European Defence Fund Information Days 2022

European Defence Fund (EDF)

Information Day & Networking Event

The slides and video streaming from the Information Day (30 June) are available here.

On 30 June and 1 July 2022, the European Commission organises an Information Day and a Networking Event for potential applicants to the European Defence Fund (EDF) 2022 calls for proposals.

The European Commission Directorate-General for Defence Industry and Space (DG DEFIS) would like to invite you to an information event on the EDF 2022 calls for proposals, now available on the EDF web page

This is a two-day event, consisting of an Information Day on 30 June to introduce the calls for proposals and explain participation modalities, followed by a one-day brokerage and matchmaking event on 1 July.

This is a free, two-day event organised in hybrid mode, and participants can choose to participate on-site in Brussels or online.

Participation is free, but subject to registration. Registration also gives access to online matchmaking beyond the event duration. 

What will be addressed?

The EDF provides €8 billion over 2021-2027 for defence research and development in all operational and technological domains (land, sea, air, space, cyber, information, energy, materials, CBRN, etc.) through annual work programmes.

At the event, the Commission will present the EDF 2022 call topics, participation modalities and submission process.

The event will also offer a unique international networking experience to forge winning defence research and development consortia. You will have the opportunity to pitch your ideas and expertise and to schedule one-to-one meetings with other participants in order to extend your international network and create strategic partnerships.

Who should participate?

Any entity interested in the EDF calls for proposals, e.g.:

  • Industry: Large enterprises, midcaps and SMEs
  • Research and technology organisations
  • Universities
  • Business associations
  • Investors
  • Public sector / National authorities
  • International organisations

Please note that while entities established outside the European Union and Norway can participate in EDF actions under certain conditions, they cannot be funded by the EDF. Further information on eligibility to EDF funding is provided on this page (cf. section “Eligibility”).

How to participate?

Those wanting to participate in the event should complete their registration via B2Match. 

  • Deadline for requesting a time slot for pitching: 15 June.
  • Deadline for registration: 27 June.
Registration validation

Your registration will be confirmed by the organisers. Once validated, you will receive an automatic email to connect to the B2Match platform and complete your profile. From that moment, you will be able to start networking and preparing your participation to the event. 

A few days before the event, you will receive the logistics/connection details information.

Questions

For further information, please contact DEFIS-EDF@ec.europa.eu

Getting further information at national level

Your EDF National Focal Point can provide further guidance on the EDF and assistance in building partnerships.

Registration
Closed since 31 October 2022
Location Brussels City Centre
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Participants
Belgium 238
France 201
Italy 166
Spain 162
Germany 146
Poland 131
Greece 104
Romania 56
Norway 54
Portugal 47
Slovenia 39
Croatia 38
Netherlands 38
Denmark 35
Sweden 34
Latvia 33
Finland 31
Luxembourg 30
Cyprus 30
Austria 28
Czech Republic 26
Hungary 25
Estonia 24
Ireland 24
Bulgaria 23
Slovakia 20
Lithuania 8
Switzerland 5
United Kingdom 4
Malta 3
Israel 2
Brazil 1
Total 1806