85 participants from the European Defence Industry gathered last January 24 in Bordeaux to discuss the latest innovations contributing to the sustainability and greening of the EU defence sector.
The Conference included a round table on talents and skills, with the participation of our partners Eric Grivel from University of Bordeaux, Benoit Consolini from Aerocampus Aquitaine and Michel Dubarry from Rolls Royce.
ASSETs+ was mentioned as a key project working to highlight future skills needs, and designing training programmes to prepare the future workforce with new skills and knowledge related to key technologies that will be expected in Defence sector in the coming years. The European Defence Challenge was also mentioned as a key initiative to raise attention of young people on defence issues and to develop attractiveness of the sector.
Participants could exchange best practices and introduce existing solutions contributing to the greening of the sector and implementing the Green Deal objectives, enhance synergies between civil and defence companies, identify needs from the industry and introduce EU programmes supporting R&D.
The event took place in the framework of the European Network of Defence-related Regions, organised by the European Commission, the Regional Council of Nouvelle-Aquitaine, its Development and Innovation Agency and its regional partners.
More information: https://www.greener-defence-conference2023.eu