Research and Innovation


Invitation to Frontex online Industry Days 29-30 March 2022

2022-02-21

Frontex, the European Border and Coast Guard Agency will hold its next Virtual Industry Days on 29-30 March 2022. The Frontex I-Days will feature live discussions and industry presentations conducted through an online showcase platform.

The Frontex I-Days allow industry representatives to share the latest technological developments, state-of-the-art and innovative solutions for border security and showcase their products and services to the end-user community of Member States’ border authorities and Frontex experts. The aim of the I-Days is to create a forum to freely discuss these innovations among all participants.

If your company is interested in showcasing a technological innovation at the Frontex I-Days virtually, please follow this link to a dedicated form, where you will be asked to provide a brief description of your company and the technological innovation you wish to present with support of presentation materials such as brochures and demonstration videos. Please, sign up and submit a detailed description of your proposal no later than 02.03.2022. Ten selected companies will be given 25 minutes for a product presentation, including a Q&A session and an open discussion.

Note that places are limited, and the submissions will undergo an assessment process, which will evaluate the novelty factor and the potential impact of the solution on the EBCG Community. The authors of selected solutions will be notified and further guided on the next steps and technical arrangements.

All relevant proposals, whether selected or not, will be made available on a dedicated online platform (marketplace) accessible to all the attendees. Industry representatives will be notified on how to proceed. 

Note also that if you have already submitted your application via the online form after 19 November 2021, it will automatically enter in the assessment process as described, and you only need to re-submit your proposal if there is an update on or development of your solution.

Frontex assists the EU Member States in supporting the development of modern technologies for the border and coast guard community. As part of its mandate, Frontex regularly meets with industry, researchers, and experts from the Member States to provide a platform for discussion and help develop new technologies and innovations related to border control. These Industry Days allow for a transparent procedure of consultations with industry representatives. Frontex regularly informs about such meetings on its website.

The agency has developed a Transparency Register to ensure that the contacts with the industry are as transparent and fair as possible. All meetings and contacts of the Executive Director, Deputy Executive Directors and Heads of Divisions in matters concerning procurement procedures and tenders for services, equipment or outsourced projects and studies are registered in this tool.


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