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DEFIS at the 54th Paris Air Show / Salon du Bourget

For the 54th edition of the Paris Air Show, DG DEFIS will be represented onsite under Hall 2.B (booth E140) promoting key programmes and activities implemented by the Directorate General, notably the European Defence Fund, the European Space programme and the Alliance for Zero Emission Aviation.

From Monday to Friday, the European Commission organises up to three sessions per day (10.30/11.30/ 14.00) to delve into EU funding opportunities, entrepreneurship initiatives and research programmes for space, defence and aeronautics.

Stay tune on DG DEFIS twitter account as some of the following session will be recorded:

Monday 19/06

  • 14.00: Info session: The Alliance on Zero Emission Aviation and the Future of Regional Air Mobility

Tuesday 20/06

  • 10.30: European Defence Fund funding opportunities
  • 11.30: CASSINI Space Entrepreneurship
  • 12.00: Alliance on Zero Emission Aviation: general information session

Wednesday 21/06

  • 10.30: Unlocking the Power of New Space for Security and Defence in the EU 
  • 11.30: Expert Insights on Unleashing the Potential of Quantum Technologies: Advantages, Challenges, and Future Prospects
  • 12.00: Quantum Technologies and Start-ups/SMEs: Exploring Products/Services, Challenges, and Future Applications 
  • 14.00: Info session: European Defence Fund funding opportunities

Thursday 22/06

  • 10.30: Info Session: European Defence Fund funding opportunities
  • 11.30: Launch of large-scale Skills Partnership in the space sector
  • 12.00: Addressing the skills gap to shape the future of EU Space 

Friday 23/06

  • 10.30: Info Session: European Defence Fund funding opportunities
  • 11.30: Fireside Chat: Supporting Ukraine from Space (moderated by Irene Sanchez)


  • space policy | defence policy
  • Monday 19 June 2023, 09:00 - Sunday 25 June 2023, 18:00 (CEST)

Practical information

Monday 19 June 2023, 09:00 - Sunday 25 June 2023, 18:00 (CEST)
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