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 so extensively included in this year’s call for proposals as in 2021.
Additionally, the 2022 work programme introduces a series of new tools to promote defence innovation, all under one new umbrella called the EU Defence Innovation Scheme (EUDIS). As already announced in the Commission’s Defence Package, EUDIS will be working in close partnership with EDA’s Innovation Hub.
The 2022 EDF work programme addresses in total 33 topics structured along eight calls for proposals – to be opened early June – to kick-start a number of large emblematic projects.
It targets relevant defence technologies and capabilities in line with the EU capability priorities commonly agreed by the Member States and further elaborated in the Strategic Compass.
SiEnE partnership remains active as the contact point for foreign partners to address the Slovenian knowledge organisations, companies, industry, and other support organisations.
Information Day and Networking Event for potential applicants to the European Defence Fund (EDF) 2022 calls for proposals will be organised between 30 June and 1st July.
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.
It is dedicated to industry, SMEs and researchers interested. The event is organised in hybrid mode and participants can choose to participate on-site in Brussels or online. Participation is free but subject to registration.