European Conference on Drones and counter Unmanned Aerial Systems for defence

Le Havre, France

The European Commission and Normandie AeroEspace (NAE) will bring together, in a joint ENDR event, a wide range of participants from defence/security-related businesses, national and European authorities, knowledge institutions…

European Conference Advanced materials for defence applications

Gothenburg, Sweden

The European Commission and the Swedish Security and Defence Industry Association will bring together in a joint ENDR event European companies, research organisations, academia and authorities to exchange views on the potential…
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European Conference Future skills for Europe’s aerospace and defence industry

Rzeszow, Poland

Europe’s aerospace and defence industry relies on highly skilled peoples. At this ENDR event, organised by Rzeszow University of Technology, Aviation Valley Association and the European Commission, we will explore from a…
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European Conference The soldier of the future, interconnection between defence, cyber and space technologies

Copenhagen, Denmark

The European Commission and Center for Defence, Space and Security (CenSec)  will bring together in a joint ENDR event a wide range of defence-related participants from European SMEs, prime contractors, national and international…

Past events

Conference on Defence Skills and Dual Use Technologies

Caserta, Italy

The event will bring companies, clusters, national & regional authorities and academia together to discuss actions in support of skills for Europe’s defence industry, and how the European Structural & Investment Funds could contribute to this. Skills are also crucial for the success of cross-border collaborative projects in the framework of the European Defence Fund. This is why this event will also include a workshop dedicated to exploring possible cooperation in line with the 2020 work programme of the European Defence Industrial Development Programme.

Conference on Innovative Defence Technologies for the Virtual Battlefield

Kajaani, Finland

This event will bring companies and regional organisations together to discuss the opportunities offered by the European Defence Fund (EDF), and other programmes that can support the development of defence technologies in the areas of communications, simulation and modelling, and virtual training.

European Cyber Defence Industry Conference

Tallinn, Estonia

On 26 February, Tallinn was the place-to-be to discuss Cyber Defence in the EU. The event, jointly organised by the European Commission, the Estonian Ministry of Defence and the Estonian Defence and Security Industry Cluster, was opened by the Estonian Minister of Defence, Jüri Luik.

ENDR symposium on EU funding for defence in Seville

Seville, Spain

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, France

Toulon, 20-21 September 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.

Jointly organised by the European Commission and ENDR member Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur Region, the event aims to promote defence and dual use technologies in the maritime field. The forum also aims to:

ENDR Members Workshop

ENDR Members Workshop , 26 October 2017, Brussels

Brussels, Belgium

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.

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Maritime and Defence Dual-Use Conference 2017


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: