ASSETs+ European Defence Challenge II ed. Awards Ceremony

The European Defence Challenge (EDC) is an open competition to attract young talent to the Defence industry and to encourage them to initiate a career in defence-related technologies. The challenge asks European students to propose one or more work approaches dealing with topics such as artificial intelligence, sensor technologies, autonomous vehicles, data science, cybersecurity, chip technologies, control, robotics, signal and image processing, and defence-related technologies.

This edition topic is: Remote everything? To what extent can unmanned assets interact with humans in the field for defence operations?

The EDC II Awards Ceremony, will be streamed online through YouTube on May 27th with the presence of highly relevant speakers. Join us and meet the winners of this edition!

16:30 Engagement of talents through the ASSETs+ European Defence Challenge
• Mateo Burgos, Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, EDC II organizer

16:37 Keynote speakers from the European Parliament
• Lukas Mandl, Member of the European Parliament, Vice President of the Subcommittee on Security and Defence
• Michael Gahler, Member of the European Parliament, Subcommittee on Security and Defence

16:47 Keynote speaker from the European Commission
• Christina Wilen, Policy Officer DG Defence Industry & Space, European Commission

16:50 Keynote speaker from the European Defence Agency
• Daniel Mosquera, Project Officer Air Systems Technologies. European Defence Agency EDA

16:55 Keynote speaker from the Defence Industry
• Maurizio Betta, Head of Learning & People Development at Leonardo

17:00 Presentation of the EDC II finalists
17:20 Announcement of the winners with participation of the Institutions’ representatives
17:30 Special mention Young Students’ Award
17:40 Final Remarks
• Gualtiero Fantoni, University of Pisa, ASSETs+ Coordinator