As part of our on-going commitment to making UK Industry aware of events, activities and opportunities that might encourage and facilitate overseas defence/security business, I am pleased to draw your attention to an Industry Matchmaking Workshop on the European Defence Industrial Development Programme (EDIDP) in Vienna on 3rd October 2018.
EDIDP is an EU-funded programme with a budget of €500 million, aimed at fostering the competitiveness and innovation of the European defence industry. It is intended to leverage cross-border cooperation, particularly for SMEs, in the development of defence technologies and products, as well as encourage a better exploitation of the results of research. The Industry Matchmaking Workshop is a B2B networking event with the objective to help companies from across Europe to establish consortia willing to undertake an action under the EDIDP.
You may wonder if UK Industry are still eligible for this event post Brexit. Assuming there is an implementation period agreement, UK Industry is eligible for EU funding for the 2019/2020 financial year which covers the EDIDP and thus the workshop objectives.
The deadline to register is 20th September 2018
More information is available at this link: https://www.edf-vienna2018.at/edidp-workshop/
Please forward any questions you may have to: Aimee Spriggs, Northern Europe Desk Officer E: firstname.lastname@example.org / T: 020 7215 8134