Do you work with new and challenging technology in innovative projects?

Is this technology also relevant to defense in the themes selected for this mission? Are you interested in exploring these themes in relation to EDF with Spanish companies, SMEs and knowledge institutions? Then join the innovation mission to Spain.

Central to the innovation mission is the exploration of future cooperation in both research and development.

With this we want to position the Dutch defense industry as well as possible and explore opportunities with the Spanish defense industry in both the short and long term.

For whom.

Do you work for a company, SME or start-up active in R&D that is of interest to the defense industry? Or are you doing related research as a researcher at a university or knowledge institution? And are you active in one of the themes below and interested in participating in the EDF and exploring the possibilities for this with Spanish partners? Then the mission might be of interest to you.

The themes are:

  • Marine
  • Underwater warfare
  • C4ISR
  • Ground
  • Distuptive: Focus on SMEs
  • Objectives

The Dutch government is committed to promoting Dutch participation in the EDF. An important part of this is cooperation and consortium formation with innovative partners abroad, in the field of research and development. Specific goals of the innovation mission are:

Gain insight into defense ecosystems, agencies and ministries
Exploring possible collaborations in relation to the EDF in the short and longer term;
Making Dutch innovative knowledge and technology visible internationally.
What to expect.

The program broadly consists of the following components:

  • Presentations and discussions
  • SME pitches
  • Matchmaking and networking

View the full program


Would you like to participate? Then sign up before March 8 using the online form. The cost for participation is €250.

Please note that the number of places for the mission is limited. Because of this, there is a maximum of 2 people per organization. We will also check if your business activities and technology fit within the objectives and themes of this mission. Because of this, registration does not automatically mean participation in the program. You will receive a confirmation or rejection after the deadline.