From Wednesday 18th to 19th of September, the AGORADA+ 2019: Innovative Defence Technologies for the Virtual Battlefield will take place in Kajaani (Finland). It is an event organized by EURADA in collaboration with the European Commission, the Association of Finnish Defence and Aerospace Industries (AFDA) and the Kainuun Etu (a regional Finnish development company of the Kainuu Region). AGORADA+ 2019 will bring companies and regional organisations together to discuss the opportunities offered by the European Defence Fund (EDF), and other programmes that can support the development of defence technologies in the areas of communications, simulation and modelling, and virtual training. Among the speakers that will hold presentations there will be big names of the European Defence field, both from the public and private sectors, such as Paul Anciaux (European Commission), Daniel Berckmans (Catholic University of Leuven and BioRICS NV), Marina Martínez-García (Spanish Office for Science and Technology) or Isabelle Desjeux (Safran Electronics & Defense). On the 19th there will be demonstrations of virtual technology at the headquarters of the Kainuu Brigade, one of the largest units of the Finnish Army.

During the event, the Enterprise Europe Network will organize a so-called Defence Technologies Matchmaking, which will consist in pre-scheduled 15-minute face-to-face meetings perfect for first impressions and new contacts. Participants will be able to check other participant’s profiles and send invitations to those they would like to meet. Participants can accept or decline the incoming meeting invitations, and the matchmaking system takes into account the availability of both participants. The one-to-one meetings will take place at Kaukametsä Culture and Congress Centre, where the organizers will be in every moment to pleasingly help participants throughout the event.

AGORADA+ 2019 will be a perfect place to meet potential business, technology and R&D partners in bilateral meetings, be in contact with Norse defence companies and attend fascinating presentations by world-renowned experts on the topic. Do not miss the boat!

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