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 of the green transition and civil solutions in support of greening defence, and the support for the development of dual-use solutions.
This enables playing an increasingly strategic and coordinating role in the preparation of international partnerships, preparing and presenting project proposals, and networking with international partners with the support of Si MoD. With this, we provide our members unique opportunities for international cooperation and involvement in international defence/civilian programs and global value chains.
TECES, MORS and SiEnE representatives participated in the 4th conference “Consultation Forum for Sustainable Energy in the Defence and Security Sector – CF SEDSS”, which took place between 29.06. and 1.07.2022 in Bordeaux, France.
The event was organised by the European Defence Agency (EDA), the French Ministry of Defence and the French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA) under the auspices of the French Presidency of the Council of the European Union (EU). More than 150 experts from 26 European countries (representatives of EU ministries of defence, industry, European defence agency (EDA), European Commission (EC), research organisations (RO), etc.) attended the event.
In addition to the plenary sessions, which were focused on the green transition, increasing energy efficiency, and replacing fossil fuels with renewable resources, Slovenian experts also actively participated in 4 CF SEDSS working groups (WG1, WG2, WG3 and TWG):
We were once again active in submitting new project proposals for international integration.
In the TWG working group Slovenian interests are represented by Col. Robert Šipec (Si MoD) and Matej Gajzer (TECES). We presented the new proposal for the international project VirMES – Virtualisation of Multi Energy Systems. The proposal attracted a lot of participants interest, and at the same time stimulated an active discussion about the complexity of integrating the latest civil simulation solutions and technologies into the defence.
The VirMES project is the second Slovenian proposal of a bigger international project that was presented at the CF SEDSS. The first international project proposal submitted by Si MoD was the RESHUB project.
As part of the 1st CF SEDSS Energy Technology Solutions (ETS) event, the exhibition »Strategic Autonomy in the Defence Energy Sector« was held, which was dedicated to presentations of energy-related projects and solutions. On this occasion, TECES and SiEnE presented the Slovenian approach to support the green transition in the defence under the title “Slovenian approach towards GREENING DEFENCE”. We presented the strategic program of smart, energy-efficient deployable camps for defence and civil purposes, as well as ongoing Slovenian and international projects and activities.
The 5th CF SEDSS III Conference is scheduled between 30/11/2022 – 1/12/2022 in Prague, Czech Republic.
Read more about 4th CF SEDSS III.
Read more about 1st CF SEDSS III ETS conference and exhibition.
For more information about your participation in the SiEnE activities and involvement in international activities, projects, or supply chains, contact us.
dr. Kim MEZGA – TECES .:. +386 2 333 13 54 .:. SiEnE@teces.si