The Kick-Off of the EDF-2021-INDY project

The event opened with speeches by Dr Damir ČRNČEC, State Secretary at the Slovenian Ministry of Defence, Mr Ngandu MUPANGILAI, European Commission (DG DEFIS) as dedicated INDY Project Officer, Col Robert ŠIPEC, the Head of Armament Division at the Si MoD and newly appointed INDY Project Manager, and Mr Matej GAJZER, Managing Director of TECES […]

The EDF-2021-INDY project presentation

About the INDY project Both at national and international levels, energy transition is high on the priority list. According to the “Green Deal”, the greening of military forces is necessary to reach the ambition defined by EU Member States. At the moment, deployable military camps are almost 100% dependent on fossil fuel. This not only […]

International conference: »Towards a greener Defence«

Defence sector initiative Similar to civil society, the defence sector also faces modern challenges of sustainable development in the context of finding suitable solutions for mitigating climate conditions and adapting to climate change, as well as efficient use of energy and renewable energy sources. Greening defence sector and reaching the European Green Deal objectives have […]

Hydrogen as an important energy source in the greening defence

Hydrogen – an important energy source in the greening defence Today, hydrogen is at the forefront of the political agenda. It plays a key role in contributing to a sustainable, decarbonised and fully integrated EU energy system and is also crucial to the EU’s strategy to achieve a climate-neutral economy by 2050. Hydrogen is a source […]

Slovenia’s exceptional success in the EDF 2021 tender

The outstanding success of TECES, SiEnE partnership, and Si MoD and Slovenia Together with national and international partners, TECES applied at the international tender EDF-2021 with two projects in the thematic group “Energy efficiency and energy management“; with the strategic project “INDY – Energy independent and efficient systems for military camps” and TECES as the […]

Slovenia recognised at the EU forum CF SEDSS

Slovenia’s extremely proactive international role in supporting the green transition The TECES and MORS, under the auspices of the SiEnE partnership, have been extremely proactive in various international events and activities on the topic of environmental and energy challenges in defence. Slovenia is becoming recognised as one of the leading countries in integrating the experiences […]

EDF work programme 2022 adopted, calls in early June

About the 2022 EDF work programme European Defence Fund provides €1 billion to boost the EU’s defence capabilities and new tools for defence innovation. The second EDF work programme 2022 will be organised around 8 calls addressing 16 categories consisting of 33 topics. After a short assessment, we must emphasise, that energy-related topics are not […]

Business and development opportunities in the EU defence

Partnership SiEnE: opportunities for Slovenian stakeholders in the EU defence area To give Slovenian stakeholders a more detailed insight into the functioning of the international defence environment, an event, “Business and development opportunities for civilian and defence stakeholders’ cooperation in the field of defence and security“, was organised as part of the SiEnE partnership. Although […]

Development missions are key RD orientations for 10 years

The conclusions of an R&D study successfully conducted in 2021 with the title “The R&D feasibility study on ways of developing smart deployable infrastructure capacities (Smart Energy Efficient Camps SmartEEC)”– SmartEEC – along with the outstanding results of the Slovenian Energy and Environment Partnership in Defence’s (SiEnE’s) international activities – have made smart energy-efficient and […]

SiEnE’s partnership operation exceeded all expectations!

SiEnE Past, Future 2022

The challenges of the green transition in defence are an opportunity for Slovenian partners The Ministry of Defence and TECES have perceived great potential in addressing energy and environmental challenges and the green transition in the defence and security sector. The most potential for Slovenian partners represents various programmes of the European Defence Agency (EDA), […]