ENDR Members' events with a dual use dimension can be an integral part of the network activities. Three events co-organised with the European Commission to share best practices with other regions are currently in the pipeline. These events will take place in Brittany (France), the Solent Region (UK) and Denmark. The Enterprise Europe Network will facilitate matchmaking opportunities for SMEs.



Save the date: ENDR event on EU funding for defence in Seville


The European Commission together with ENDR member IDEA, is organising a symposium on 3 and 4 October in Seville to promote research and innovation in the field of defence & dual use. Participants will have the opportunity to…

European forum on defence and dual use technologies in the maritime domain


Toulon, 24-25 May 2018 The European Forum of defence and dual use technologies for the protection of the maritime domain will bring together high-level European defence and dual use experts, pubic authorities, clusters and SMEs…

Past events

ENDR Members Workshop

ENDR Members Workshop , 26 October 2017, Brussels

1040 Brussels,

The Commission has brought together the ENDR members in a workshop to evaluate ENDR’s development up to that point, and discuss prospects for future activities.

Members had the opportunity to share their views and present their expectations from the network in the future.

This will provide a valuable input into a paper on the network's future roll out, which is expected to be released shortly.

Aarhus conference explores dual use innovation for drones and space sectors

Aarhus conference explores dual use innovation for drones and space sectors

Aarhus, Denmark

The event – jointly hosted by the Danish cluster CenSec and the European Commission – aimed to promote dual use innovation in the area of drones and space. It brought together 80 business leaders, technology experts and policy makers.

Maritime and Defence Dual-Use Conference 2017

Maritime and Defence Dual-Use Conference 2017

Southampton, United Kingdom

This conference targeted maritime dual use opportunities in autonomous systems and satellite applications in the Solent region. The goal of the conference was to highlight innovation priorities and initiate relationships across defence and civil organisations, involving major companies and SMEs. The conference took place on 4 April 2017, preceding the Ocean Business trade event.

EDAP’s new defence opportunities for regions

Workshop on EDAP’s new defence opportunities for regions

Brussels, Belgium

The workshop was held at the European Commission premises in Brussels (room 05/428 Avenue d'Auderghem 19, 1040 Brussels). It was open to all regions, but was of particular interest to those with defence industries.

View more information here.


Symposium on dual use cybersecurity strategies

Rennes, France

The symposium on “European Regional approaches for dual use cybersecurity strategies” was the first event organised in the framework of the ENDR and took place during the European Cyber Week.

The gathering included a “peer review” session during which representatives from regions – including ENDR members – presented the key elements of their regional dual use strategies.

Sessions focused on: