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Defence R&D: On the rise in the EU

As the European Commission just confirmed that a €90 million pilot programme of military research will get under way next year, a number of questions arise: What are the rules for participation, what are the funding criteria? What is the mission of the European Defense Agency? With this new programme, should the Commission keep security and defense as two separate tracks or should it be combined under the next EU R&I framework programme?


Denis Roger
Director for European Synergies and Innovation, European Defence Agency
Massimo Baldinato
Head of International Institutional Affairs, Finmeccanica
Ana Gomes
Member, European Parliament
David Luengo Riesco
Director, Indra
Frédéric Mauro
Lawyer at the bar of Paris and Brussels, established in Brussels
Rudy Priem
Director, Security - Defense - Space, Government Relations, Europe, United Technologies
Renzo Tomellini
Head of Unit, Horizon 2020 Policy, DG RTD, European Commission

18:30 - Welcome drink

19:00 - Panel discussion

  • Denis Roger, Director European Synergies and Innovation (ESI), European Defence Agency
  • Ana Gomes, Member, European Parliament 

Moderated by Richard L. Hudson, Editor-in-chief & Vice Chair of the Board, Science|Business 

19:30 - Dinner Debate

21:15 - End

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