Plenary – EDA Signal/Image Processing Research and Technology Development for EU Defence

EDA Signal/Image Processing Research and Technology Development for EU Defence
Fabrizio Berizzi (EDA)

The constant changes in the Defence framework and the new future challenges in terms of type of threats, market difficulties, compliance with new regulations/standards and the ethical issues make the Defence research and developments increasingly more challenging, complex and demanding. The Europe needs to respond promptly to this new necessity by properly reinforcing its position by investing in and supporting innovate research and technologies developments. The European Defence Agency (EDA) plays an important role in supporting mutual Member States’ cooperation to create the right synergy to make all that a reality. The speech will provide a general overview of EDA role and activities with a specific focus on the Research, Technology and Innovation activities, the organization and the research cooperation opportunities. Focus will be given to the research projects/programs related to signal and image processing in the field of Optronics, Radar and Communications. New research areas will be mentioned, and a few hot topics will be presented.