Briefing on the European Union Preparatory Action on Defence Research
This event will provide an overview of the opportunities for support available to UK organisations under the European Union Preparatory Action on Defence Research.
In recent years, the European Commission and European Defence Agency have been working on the creation of a European Defence Research Fund to support investment in joint research and the joint development of defence equipment and technologies.
Having ran a Pilot Project in 2016/17, a Preparatory Action is being launched from 2017-2019.
The Preparatory Action is leading to larger scale European Defence Research Programme.
A description of the three topics under the Preparatory Action is available here.
This event is suitable for all organisations with an interest in Defence research. It has been organised by Innovate UK, in collaboration with the UK Research Office, the Ministry of Defence and the Knowledge Transfer Network.
11:00 Overview of the Defence Calls and Questions
Bryan Wells, Ministry of Defence
11:45 Further Insight on the First Call
Bill Biggs, QinetiQ
12.15 Experiences from the Pilot Project
University of Cranfield