Innovation mission European Defence Fund

Tuesday 14 March 2023 until Thursday 16 March 2023Add to my calendar
Paris, France


The European Defence Fund (EDF) aims to stimulate and support common and cross-border research and development in the field of defence. In support of the EDF and European cooperation, the RVO is organizing an EDF innovation mission. This mission will take place in Paris, France. This innovation mission has the aim to improve the cooperation between French and Dutch companies and knowledge institutions on themes relevant to the 2023 Work Programme of the EDF. Moreover, the mission aims to lay the foundations for multi-year cooperation between the Netherlands and France.

The innovation mission is open to all companies, organizations, knowledge institutes and unviersities who would like to discover the opportunities to collaborate (further) with French partners under the EDF.

The programme is still under consideration. The list of themes on which we focus during the innovation mission:

  • Underwater warfare
  • Digital transformation
  • Materials & Components
  • Protection & Mobility

This innovation mission will offer you the chance to find and connect with relevant partners located in either the Netherlands or France. During the program, there will be time for matchmaking on the various topics and networking. We will also present roadmaps and projects.

If you are interested to join you can register yourself and your organization on this B2Match platform. Following an initial registration you will receive a confirmation when your registration has been accepted. Registration is based on a first come, first serve basis. The maximum number of participants for this mission is 20. Depending on the total number of participating companies, a maximum of 2 people per company can participate.

The costs for participation in the innovation mission are € 250 excluding VAT per person. Participation includes program, transfers to program components and lunches and dinners when included as part of the program. The mission does not include travel and accommodation costs (hotels and flights/train tickets) and all individual costs, such as lunches and dinners outside the program.


Register before February 15 through this link.