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15 September 2021 - 17 September 2021
European Defence Fund Information Days 2021

Profiling and Marketplace Opportunity

It is important to have have a clear and concise profile that indicates up to three EDF 2021 Call for proposal topics. 

Mandatory requirements for your Profiles

  • Profiles must have a clear and concise organisation description.
  • The profile should point out your core competencies/core tasks. It should describe the type of cooperation you are looking for. 
  • Creating a strong profile which will raise your visibility in the platform.
  • Your profile should describe who you are, which EDF Call topics you are looking at (please list up to three on your profile), what you can offer to potential partners and who you want to meet.  
  • Pictures and logo really make profile way more appealing to other participants.
  • A good profile will significantly generate more efficient meetings.

Profile Quality

  • Profile Quality is very important, if you want to meet to the right partners. The better your profile, the more meeting requests you will receive.
  • All participants will be able to view your profile
  • A meaningful profile will generate way more expression of interests for bilateral talks.

 Marketplace Opportunity

  • Publish your organisational focus and your collaboration wishes via the Marketplace Opportunities-Project Cooperation Typesunder the headings Title, Description, Project Stage, Topic and Type of Cooperation sought.
  • The Marketplace opportunities and project Cooperation types enables you to list your offer and request items and also to search for suitable partners by using these items. 
  • All Participants should publish at least one marketplace (collaboration profile): product, service, project cooperation, request or investment opportunity related to topics of the EDF 2021 Calls for proposals.
  • For Coordinator/Consortium looking for partners
    Briefly describe the project idea and expertise currently covered by the consortium
    Be precise when describing the missing partners, you are willing to meet: the type of partners (universities, SMEs/MidCaps, national authorities or industries etc.) and the requested expertise.
  • Partner looking for consortium : Do not just describe your general expertise but relate it to the specific calls for proposals you are interested in: what could you bring to a project, what would be your added value and activities you could take over for this specific call?
Location Virtual Event
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Participants 1543
Meetings 764
Italy 322
Spain 272
France 216
Belgium 209
Poland 135
Germany 134
Greece 95
Norway 73
Portugal 69
Finland 66
Romania 45
Croatia 44
Netherlands 44
Austria 43
Slovenia 42
Luxembourg 42
Sweden 41
Lithuania 41
Latvia 31
Bulgaria 27
Slovakia 25
Czech Republic 25
Hungary 24
Denmark 24
Cyprus 19
Estonia 18
Ireland 16
Malta 9
United Kingdom 5
United States 3
Switzerland 2
Brazil 2
India 1
Turkey 1
Israel 1
Total 2166
Company (SME) 523
Company (Industry) 531
Start-up 71
University 195
R&D Institution 362
Association/Agency/Cluster 98
Authority/Government 232
Consulting/Think Tank 68
International Organisation 48
Other 38
Total 2166