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Spinverse supported Patria-led European Defence Fund consortium in securing close to 100 M€ for future ground combat capabilities

The European defence industry consortium FAMOUS2 led by Patria and consisting of leading defence companies from nine European countries, has been selected by the European Commission (EC) to receive almost 95 M€ in funding from the first European Defence Fund (EDF) work programme worth a total of 1.2 B€. Spinverse helped plan and prepare the successful proposal and will support Patria in the project’s day-to-day management.

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European Defence Fund calls for 2022 open soon with many growth opportunities for companies developing solutions in the sector

The European Defence Fund 2022 will offer many opportunities for the defence industry companies. The projects are divided into capability development and research projects, each with their own special characteristics. We estimate that the call texts for this year’s European Defence Fund application round will be published in June 2022.

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Growth opportunities for companies developing defence technologies

In 2017, the European Commission officially launched the European Defence Fund to boost Europe’s defence capabilities. From 2021 onwards, the new European Defence Fund (EDF), worth 13 B€, will foster an innovative and competitive defence industrial base and contribute to the EU's strategic autonomy. Two pilot programmes, the European defence industrial development programme (EDIDP) and the Preparatory Action on Defence Research (PADR) precede the EDF. EDIDP is an industrial programme of the EU aiming to support the competitiveness and innovation capacity of the union’s defence industry, whereas PADR funds research projects.

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