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The PADR InfoDay 2018 will provide information and detailed explanation on objectives and conditions of the calls for proposals and will create the opportunity to network and to build consortia.

The PADR has the objective to test the added-value of the EU budget supporting defence research in view of a possible dedicated EU programme in the post-2020 EU multiannual financial framework.

The Preparatory Action on Defence Research is funded by the European Union.

The PADR InfoDay 2018 will be a unique opportunity to improve the knowledge about the context, the objectives and the participation modalities of the Preparatory Action on Defence Research. The event will provide opportunities for networking with partners interested in forming consortia.

Register and wait for the confirmation email with all the details to attend.


Start: 12 April 2018
End: 12 April 2018
European Defence Agency



Modalities of participation to PADR 2018

Description of the topics 2018

Dedicated meetings to foster effective networking with other key R&D players

Q&A sessions

Main Topics

The PADR 2018 work programme includes the following topics:

  • An European high-performance, trustable (re)configurable system-on-chip or system-in-package for defence applications. The project aims to design and validate a SoC/SiP and as such make a substantial contribution towards the development and manufacturing of European high-performance, trustable (re)configurable SoC/SiP suitable for multiple defence applications;
  • Towards a European high power laser effector. This topic focus on a research and technological development (R&T) project, later on followed by a development phase, to design and build a European high power laser effector, to become available for defence applications within the next decade;
  • Strategic technology foresight. This action should aim to provide an effective way for tackling the issue of the critical defence technological dependencies for the EU regarding current and future systems and capabilities.

Their implementation will be through grants. The calls for proposals were published on 15 March 2018 in the Research and Innovation Participant Portal and are accessible from the EDA website.

Brokerage Event

The Brokerage Event, to be held in the afternoon, is an ideal opportunity to find international partners for collaborative research, in pre-arranged 20 minute meetings in one location. You simply need to Register, present yourself, your company, your technology online After your registration to the event is confirmed, you will be invited to join our Community in the Nodily platform. Select your partners of interest to you in advance of the event and start networking with them.


Nodily is the platform supporting the organization of the Brokerage Event. Face-to-face networking meetings are keys for high quality professional relationships. Nodily will help the participants to our event to raise new opportunities by managing their networking time efficiently.