► IDV wins 4 research and development projects within the EDF programme

IDV has been awarded 4 research and development projects within the European Defence Fund (EDF) financed by EU for a total amount of more than €95 million by 2027. For the first time in its history, IDV played a leading role in one of the submitted research and development projects, coordinating the entire project called ARCHYTAS: a consortium of 22 public and private partners from 11 EEA countries that will receive €19.9 million to investigate non-conventional Artificial Intelligence (AI) accelerators for defence applications, using novel technologies at the device and package level.

The EDF (European Defence Fund) is a key instrument of the European Commission for promoting cooperation in the defence sector through competitive and collaborative projects.

The approved projects will allow IDV to keep investing in a European partnership framework, together with outstanding companies and research institutes, accelerating the development of technologies aimed at improving operational efficiency and protecting soldiers by reducing their presence in critical contexts such as reconnaissance, force support, last-mile refuelling, medical support, and CBRN response.