[Tender] Local advisers in Canada, Singapore and UAE for European innovative SMEs internationalisation in the field of Defence and security
The European project KETs4Dual-Use 2.0 project officially started on 16 September 2021. The project builds on the outcomes of its predecessor EU KETs4Dual-Use, which was carried out as a Phase 1 project between September 2018 and February 2020. The project aims to set up business collaboration and to stimulate demand for European start-ups & SMEs technologies and services in target countries to gain cross-border diversification and sectoral synergies representing both the supplier (technology/service providers) and end-user side.
The consortium of partners includes French clusters (pôles de compétitivité) OPTITEC, as the coordinator, Minalogic & SAFE, the Danish national cluster for defence, space and security CenSec as well as the Estonian Defence Industry Association (EDIA).
The project intends to act as a “springboard” for European dual-use companies wishing to access international markets, with the aim of integrating sustainable long-term partnerships.
The project will support European dual-use small and medium enterprises (SMEs) accessing markets in Canada, Singapore and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and generating growth, notably through their participation in international missions.
In order to efficiently support the European companies, notably SMEs, in their conquest of dual-use markets in target countries, the following actions are being carried-out:
• Selection of international advisors in target countries
• Dedicated training on international markets and briefing sessions
• Organisation of international missions
• Providing SMEs with a sustainable lifecycle support following their participation in
The consortium has created a registered pool of dual-use SMEs from the consortium partners’ combined membership.
On the behalf of the project consortium, OPTITEC is looking for a maximum of 3 (three) Providers (provided enough tenders meet the criteria indicated below) in order to support the implementation of the project with a particular expertise on key enabling technologies in the field of defence, security and procurement processes in the 3 target countries: Canada, Singapore and the UAE.
This Contract is currently estimated to cover activities to be held by 15/09/2023 (tentative end date of the project). The planning will be agreed with the selected advisers.
For information purposes only, the total amount of the object of present tender should in principle not exceed 60 000 Euros ( for the 3 lots) for the whole duration of the Contract. This information does not constitute any sort of contractual commitment or obligation on the part of the project consortium.
More information : https://www.pole-optitec.com/documents/62fcd0a6bc436-document.pdf
Coordinator contact : Mme Stéphanie Renaud, Project Manager - firstname.lastname@example.org