idD Portugal Defence and BDSV organised the first ‘Industry Day Portugal - Germany’, with over 30 participants, between Defence companies from both countries and other guests.
Challenges and opportunities for the Defence Economy in Portugal and in Europe were the motto of the seminar organised on 24 May by idD Portugal Defence under the Portuguese Presidency of the European Union.
The Executive Director of the European Defence Agency (EDA), Jiří Šedivý, accompanied by the Chairman of idD Portugal Defence, Marco Capitão Ferreira, visited ETI and OGMA to learn about the development and potential of these companies.
The Government approved, on May 20, in the Council of Ministers, a Resolution authorising the acquisition of six new Ocean Patrol Vessels (OPV), of the «Viana do Castelo» class, destined for the Portuguese Navy missions.
idD Portugal Defence, in partnership with the European Commission Representation in Portugal, is promoting a virtual information session on the 19th of May about the European Defence Fund (EDF), European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF), Competitiveness of Small- and Medium-Sized Enterprises (COSME) and Horizon.
idD Portugal Defence and the Consortium of Engineering Schools signed this Monday a memorandum of understanding to promote a greater link between universities, research centres and companies in the Defence Economy, like the Aeronautics, Space and Defense industries, with the objective of strengthening the country's strategic autonomy and boosting economic growth, qualified employment and exports.
The Cyber Academia and Innovation Hub (CAIH) is an initiative in the area of cyber defence and cyber security, approved by the Minister of National Defence.
The Ministry of Defence and the Ministry of Economy and Digital Transition organised, through idD Portugal Defence, IDN - National Defence Institute and GEE - Gabinete de Estratégia e Estudos, the web conference Defence Economy - Opportunities: Military Programming Law and European Defence Fund co-funding, on the 10th, 11th and 12th of March 2021.