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DEFENSE SECURITY INNOVATION BROKERAGE (DSiB)

FEINDEF Foundation Innovation Awards

As the event organizer, the FEINDEF Foundation supports research and development initiatives in defence and security equipment and technologies. The second edition of the Defence and Security innovation Brokerage (DSiB) “FEINDEF Foundation Innovation Awards” will be held at FEINDEF 21. The ultimate aim of this DSiB is to promote innovation in Defence and Security, with particular emphasis on dual-use technologies, by bringing together industry, end users, academia and other research organizations, in a framework open to the exchange of ideas and technological information, supporting mutual knowledge and technology transfer from the public innovation organizations to the industrial fabric.

Thus, the DSiB will allow you to:

  • - Present and make known your idea for a project or technology to an audience of end users, companies and public research organizations.
  • - Meet potential partners to participate in both European and national consortia or to address multi- and bilateral projects.
  • - Identify new RDI fields guided by real needs.
  • - Obtain funding for the development of projects or activities.
  • - Find innovative solutions to projects.

Technological Characteristics of the Projects

The projects to be submitted will deal with the following technological areas:

  • • SENSORS AND ELECTRONIC SYSTEMS
  • • ENABLING TECHNOLOGIES
  • • BASES AND INSTALLATIONS
  • • MILITARY PLATFORMS
  • • WEAPONS AND AMMUNITION
  • • SPACE
  • • PEOPLE
  • • DEFENCE AGAINST ASYMMETRIC THREATS
  • • INFORMATION SUPERIORITY
  • • DISRUPTIVE AND EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES WITH DEFENCE APPLICATIONS

Competition Rules

This DSiB competition invites both individuals and legal entities from the field of technology and innovation to submit projects or initiatives. The projects can be developed by public or private entrepreneurs or researchers who are attached to or part of an autonomous division (spin-off) of universities, public research organizations or start-ups where the projects are being carried out. Projects may also be developed independently, provided they meet the required parameters to be evaluated according to these Rules.

Submission of Applications: When and How

The application process opens on 1 May 2021 and ends on 5 October 2021.

Applications must be submitted through the Activities section of the FEINDEF 21 website https://www.feindef.com. All registration information, as well as the project submission document, must be in English.

Each project must appoint an individual to act as a representative and point of contact between the organizer and the rest of the team.