International Defence Equipment and Services Exhibition „HEMUS 2022”
Plovdiv, Bulgaria, 01 - 04 June 2022

Symposium RISE-SD

31 May - 2 June 2022, International Fair Plovdiv, Bulgaria

The first “Research and Innovation Symposium for European Security and Defence” (RISE-SD) will explore how security and defence research and innovation (R&I) activities can contribute to the overall resilience of our European society against present-day and forthcoming security risks and threats. Our ambition is to have the symposium bi-annually.

The goal of the symposium is to provide a forum for scientific results dissemination and knowledge exchange, as well as networking opportunities for EU-funded projects in security and defence. Besides, the symposium will be a platform for boosting cooperation among scientific organisations, defence industry, security and defence practitioners, policy makers and other stakeholders.

The RISE-SD will emphasise the need to deepen collaboration between project teams and organisations to ensure a successful market uptake of the positive outcomes of security and defence research.

The symposium also focuses on the need for enhanced security and defence research to keep up with the fast-changing security environment to fully exploit the opportunities posed by the new technological trends and scientific achievements.

More than 30 speakers from EU-funded projects, as well as, representatives from the EDA, the Directorate-General for Defence Industry and Space (DG DEFIS), EC, NATO Science & Technology Organization (NATO STO), Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA) are envisaged to participate.

The RISE-SD 2022 will mark the first year after the launch of Horizon Europe (HE) and EDF, the new framework programme for research and innovation.

The Symposium will be held as an accompanying event of the XV-th International Defence Equipment Exhibition “HEMUS – Defence, Antiterrorism & Security” and in parallel with a series of events related to security and defence, such as the XI-th International Conference “HEMUS” – Scientific research, technologies and innovation – basis for building new defence capabilities.

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