R&T Conference "Impact on Disruptive Technologies on Defence"

R&T Conference

Last week , during the R&T Conference "Impact on Disruptive Technologies on Defence" organised by EDA and the Portuguese MoD on 20 April 2021, under the auspices of the Portuguese Presidency of the Council of the EU. Senior representatives from Ministries of Defence, defence research centres, industry, European institutions as well as NATO discussed existing and future challenges and opportunities related to emerging disruptive technologies in defence.

The conference provided a comprehensive overview of EDA's role in European defence research and stressed the need to further increase investment in innovative and disruptive technologies expected to impact on future military capabilities, strategy and operations. OCEAN2020 was presented during the digital exhibition of EDA research and technology activities, showcasing a number of Member States successful cooperation projects.