The European Defence Agency launched on 25 November “B2B Platform”, its new online tool which aims to facilitate cross-border partnerships in the European defence industry by making it easier to search for partners for defence-related projects.
The user-friendly platform is a result of the new EU defence initiatives. It enables all registered stakeholders to post their specific demands, and to reply to requests, publicly or anonymously.
In particular, applicants are asked to introduce different types of information regarding their project, as well as the required characteristics of potential partners. After submission, the request will be validated by an EDA administrator, published on the Platform and notified to the participants.
The platform is in line with one of EDA’s core goals, to increase industry engagement in defence. It is accessible on the agency’s website.