Agência para o Investimento e Comércio Externo de Portugal


EDA launched its new ‘B2B Platform’, an online tool which aims to facilitate cross-border partnerships between European defence industry stakeholders by allowing them to quickly and easily search for potential partners for defence-related projects and programmes. The platform responds to a demand by industry for improved networking possibilities as a result of the new EU defence initiatives which also impact and benefit the wider European defence-related industry.

The platform is in line with one of EDA’s core missions, namely to help strengthening the European defence industry and increase industry engagement in defence. It enables all registered stakeholders to post their specific and customised demands for partners, and also to reply to such requests. As the public search for partners can be commercially sensitive, the platform also offers the possibility to publish anonymous requests. 


All information submitted throughout the application process will be notified only to the project owner who published the related request for partners as well as to EDA’s administrator. From there, interested parties can get in touch directly and discuss the way ahead. EDA’s service is limited to offering access to the platform without implication in the subsequent discussions and setting up  of the partnerships.


The B2B Platform is online & ready to help build cross-border partnerships! After registration, defence-related companies can publish their request for partners or reply to the related requests here. The platform has now about 300 users from large and mid-cap companies, SMEs, research & technology organisation and universities established in all EU Member States.


The B2B Platform is a tool to facilitate creation of cross-border partnerships. The B2B Platform aims to respond to the increased need for networking due to the new initiatives at EU level with benefit to European defence-related Industry.

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