Very much to our regret, the EDC Management has to announce the cancellation of the EDC2012 due to an unexpected low number of registrations to the conference caused by the financial crisis.
This would not warrant the effort of so many speakers and other contributors to prepare their presentations and travel to Prague.
Nevertheless, we would like to express our gratefulness to everyone who was willing to support the EDC2012 as speaker, chairperson, moderator, participant or sponsor.
Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience caused by the cancellation of the conference.
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Finmeccanica today confirmed to present their views on SMART Defence and Pooling & Sharing in a keynote speech at the European Defence Conference 2012.
Dr. Libor Palisek
of VOP CZ s.p. in Vyskov, CZ confirmed to speak in session Major technological challenges (2-2)
about future threats of High Power Microwaves and Directed Energy Weapons. Analyses and predictions have been performed in an international team established by the SCI panel of the NATO Science and Technology Organisation (STO, former RTO).
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Co-organiser of the European Defence Conference Dr. Merle Missoweit of Fraunhofer INT
recently published an article on Long-term strategic partnerships in defence in "The European, Security and Defence Union
" magazine. This magazine independently reviews issues on European Security & Defence and won the European Award 2011 for Citizenship, Security and Defence.
The article describes the urgent need for Smart Defence and Pooling & Sharing as expressed by NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen "our choice is between Smart Defence and Less Defence. […]
". It particularly elaborates on the difficulty to implement those approaches caused by the perceived loss of sovereignty and freedom of decision. These issues will be discussed in debate session 1-1 with the same title
of the EDC2012.
Download the article below.
Research departments should better focus on market needs. At the same time R&D should not be state-of-the-art engineering. This contradiction is the issue at hand in the workshop “Matching R&D with Business Needs”. During this parallel workshop insights will be provided how to set sail for R&D breakthroughs that are at the same time first class business opportunities.
For more information on this parallel workshop see the workshop description
where you can also download the flyer.
We kindly invite you to register in time. The current registration rate
phase ends on 29 July 2012.
From 30 July increased prices apply. Regular rates
are listed below.
On 9 and 10 October the second edition of the EDC will be held
This year’s interactive programme of the EDC features the
relevance of Pooling & Sharing and Smart Defence for industry. Several
other topics relevant for industry and government representatives will be
discussed, like private financing, technological challenges in the new EDA
Capability Development Plan and proposals for cooperative projects. Speakers
are from NATO, NIAG, EDA, European Parliament, European Commission and more.
for more information and registration.
With kind regards,
Rate levels 4 June - 29 July
Governments and Research organisations new EU members € 625,00
Industries, new EU members € 675,00
Governments and Research organisations regular rate € 750,00
Industries, regular rate € 825,00
Rate levels 30 July - 15 September
Governments and Research organisations new EU members € 675,00
Industries, new EU members € 725,00
Governments and Research organisations regular rate € 800,00
Industries, regular rate € 875,00
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