1. marts 2022

European Defence Challenge Webinar with Experts

Date: 1 marts 2022, 17.30 – 18.35

This webinar marks the beginning of the second phase of the European Defence Challenge, a key part of the ASSETS+ project, that aims to engage young talent in the European defence industry.

In this online event, contestants and professionals will have the opportunity to directly interact with experts and key players of the European defence industry,

The topic of this second edition of the Challenge is:

Remote everything? To what extent can unmanned assets interact with humans in the field for defence operations?

Participate here.


17:30 Introduction to the webinar

  • M. Mateo Burgos – Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM).
  • Moderator: Michel Bosco – Director of EMBA in space, defence and security at the Université Côte d’Azur.

17:40 Confirmed speakers:

  • Barry Conroy – DG DEFIS, European Commission.
  • Benjamin Punge – AIRBUS, Unmanned Aerial Systems department.
  • Cristina Cuerno – Dean of Aeronautics and Space Engineering, UPM.
  • Enrico Vignola Capitano di Vascello – Chief of Space and Technological Innovation Department, Italian Navy.
  • Isabelle Barthes – Deputy General Secretary, industriAll European Trade Union.
  • Dorota Stadnicka – Associate Professor, Rzeszów University of Technology.

18:20 Q&A session:

  • Moderator: M. Bosco.

18:35 Conclusions

Gualtiero Fantoni – University of Pisa – ASSETs+ Project Coordinator