European Defence Fund (EDF)
Information Day & Networking Event
New: 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
- Business associations
- 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.
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.
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.