Are you working 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 the 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 on 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 term and long term.

For whom.

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

The themes are:

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


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 the ecosystems, agencies and ministries of defense
  • Exploring possible collaborations in relation to the EDF in both the short and longer term;
  • Making Dutch innovative knowledge and technology visible internationally.

What can you expect?

The program broadly consists of the following components:

  • Presentations and discussions
  • SME pitches
  • Matchmaking and networking

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