10:00 - 11:40



The European Defence Fund, the European Union’s first Programme dedicated to defence research and development, has been approved end of April by the European Parliament. While the European Commission is taking actions to improve synergies between civil, defence and space industries, Luxembourg is preparing its industry and research ecosystem to the opportunities of the new funding instrument. As the first calls for proposals are scheduled to be published beginning of July 2021, Luxinnovation is inviting Luxembourgish companies and research institutes to take part in the EDF -Luxembourg Info Day.

It will provide:

  • Key insights on the functioning of the European Defence Fund and opportunities it brings for Defence research at EU level
  • an overview of national defence technology and capability priorities & funding opportunities
  • recommendations on how to build successfully consortia
  • testimonials on the EDF pre-cursor programme EDIDP



  • 10h00 Introduction – Alexander Link, Senior Advisor – Corporate R&D and Innovation Support –  Luxinnovation
  • 10h05 European Defence Fund: Micha Comnick, Legal and Policy Officer – European Commission (DG DEFIS)
    • Functioning EDF
    • Calls for proposals
    • Eligibility criteria
    • Co-funding rules
    • Evaluation process
  • 10h30 Directorate of Defence – Aziliz Guérin,Directorate of Defence – EDF Luxembourg Delegate
    • Technological priorities
    • Capabilities priorities
    • National Support
  • 10h50 Luxinnovation – Michel Gari, DMG Consult, consultant – Luxinnovation
    • Rules of the game from an industry perspective, based on the European Defence Industrial Development Programme (EDIDP)
    • Increase your chances of success – how to set up an EDF proposal file
    • Crossborder cooperation opportunities
  • 11h10 Panel discussion – Testimonials – Experiences, challenges, recommendations

Gerald Schlüter, LuxGovSat

Peter Round, Kleos

Holger Voss, Uni Luxembourg (SnT)

Axelle Gigou, VedecomTech (FR)

  • 11h35
  • 11h50Q&A and Wrap and outlook 2021



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