A great opportunity for students to boost their careers and open new horizons. Deadline for submission: November 14, 2022.
The ASSETs+ 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 organizer of this edition is Rzeszow University of Technology and the TOPIC is: “Security – threats identification and defence strategies”.
Threats in the areas of: defence industry, intellectual property theft, military equipment, auxiliary equipment, information flow, data protection, military operations, border surveillance and others, in the context of security and cybersecurity.
WHO CAN PARTICIPATE
All undergraduate or graduate students from all faculties in European Universities, vocational education and training centres and other institutions dedicated to education.
Participants have to write a one page proposal that must present a new usage or suggest improvements on a new technology. Not only technological, but also socioeconomic, political, ethical and environmental aspects have to be taken into account. A board of experts will select the best papers, that will pass to the second phase.
Students are strongly encouraged to team up in pairs, finding a partner in a different university or country. And they will be welcome to attend several short webinars that will help them to understand the importance of improving security and write good essays, that will take place from October to November, 2022.
• Security aspects from the industry point of view, October 10
• The role of cybersecurity for defence, October 17
• Critical Thinking, October 24
• Literature review methodologies, October 31
• How to write a good report? November 7
-Participation in the EDC III seminars and webinars with industry
-Free access to the courses offered within the ASSETs+ project
-Special awards for the best three teams and the best essay up to 20 years old.
-Public recognition on the ASSETs+ webpage and social networks