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?
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