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Last updated 29.8.2019, 12:45

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Arrival day

Transportation from Airport to Katinkulta: Bus schedule and pick up points 

Welcome Buffet Dinner

Panorama Restaurant Katinkulta

Pentti Malinen Regional Mayor of Kainuu
Welcome Toast 

Day 1

Bus Transportation to Event venue

Bus schedule and pick up points 

Registration and Coffee
Opening Session - Welcome Address

Pentti Malinen, Regional Mayor of Kainuu

Jukka Juusti, Permanent Secretary, Finnish Ministry of Defence

Antti Peltomäki, Head of the Commission Representation in Finland

EU and National Funding Opportunities for Defence Technologies

Moderator: Dr. Marina Martinez, Spanish Office for Science and Technology  & Centro de Desarrollo Tecnológico Industrial (ES)

Paul Anciaux, European Commission (BE)
European Defence Fund and the European Defence Industrial Development Programme (EDIDP)

Elektra Tsigaridas, European Commission (BE)
Skills for the EU defence industry

Jouni Ponnikas, The Regional Council of Kainuu (FI)
Development projects – funding possibilities

Andri Rebane, Estonian Ministry of Defence (EE)
Defence initiatives supporting defence industry

José Manuel Ramos, AITEX (ES)
Opportunities for the civil sector in the defence domain: RTO perspective.

Lunch & Networking


Kainuu Brigade and Local partners live demonstrations

Tapping Into the potential at EU Level

Moderator: Paul Anciaux, European Commission (BE)

Harri Romppainen, Bittium (FI)
Software defined battlefield communications – A recipe for successful battlefield digitization

Jose Prieto Muñoz, GMV Aerospace (ES)
An industrial view of C4ISR trends and technologies and its potential at EU Level

Isabelle Desjeux, Safran Electronics & Defense (FR)
Opportunities to support industrial roadmaps, technological projects and capability programmes

Jaanus Tamm, DefSecIntel (EE)
New technologies in the defense industry and defense forces

Herkko Pirskanen, Zaibatsu Interactive (FI)
Achieving cost effectiveness and immersion of hazardous conditions via VR-training

Coffee Break & Networking


Outdoor arena- Drone observation systems presentation, FinSecPro

We develop and produce Drone (UAV) products for detection, identification, defense, and stopping. The products can be mounted permanently (fixed solutions), mobile equipment (eg cars, etc.) and hand-held (eg rifle). Our clients include airports, ports, critical infrastructure, etc.

Excellence in Defence Research and Industry

Moderator: Tuija Karanko,  Association of Finnish Defence and Aerospace Industries (FI)

Professor Vesa Virtanen, University of Oulu (FI)
Measurement and monitoring of mental and physical stress and fatigue

Professor Daniel Berckmans, BioRICS (BE)
Algorithms for real-time monitoring of individuals by wearable technology

Peeter Nieler, Criffin (EE)
Lessons Learned: Immersive Training for Tactical Units

Pasi Niemelä, Patria (FI)
Panelist for “Excellence in Defence Research and Industry”

Merle Maigre, CybExer (EE)
Visualising Cyber Defense Exercises

Andreas Hedskog, 4C Strategies (SE)
LVC Technologies and Capability Development – Fill the Gap to save money and ensure Readiness!

Esa Suutari, Sunit Oy (FI)
Virtual Battlefield – Moving to the Frontline?

Lauri Kangas, Insta DefSec, (FI)
Future steps towards AI-empowered defence capabilities

Brokerage Event & Exhibition #1

Buffet Dinner & Networking

Book Matchmaking here

Please notice that you have to register to matchmaking separately.

Bus Transportation Event Venue to Katinkulta

Bus schedule and pick up points  

Day 2

Bus Transportation to Kainuu Brigade Headquarters

*Note: Access to the Brigade only by official transportation from Katinkulta Conference Hotel and Kaukametsä venue

Bus schedule and pick up points 

Opening session of Day 2

Jarmo Keskinen, Colonel, Deputy Commander Kainuu Brigade
Welcome Address

Tuija Karanko, Association of Finnish Defence and Aerospace Industries (FI)
Simulation & Virtual Training, Alternative opportunities; Gaming Industry and Associated Technologies

Introduction of CSE Entertainment, Virtual Battlefield Training

Veli-Matti Nurkkala, CEO

Introduction to the afternoon program

Jari Salonen, Lieutenant Colonel, Head of Training, Kainuu Brigade

Lunch with the Brigade
Battlefield Checkpoints

Virtual Personnel training​
Battlefield Simulation​
Future Battlefield Technologies in Practice​
Field catering unit refreshments

Bus transportation to Airport, Katinkulta or EURADA Meeting

From Katinkulta to Airport, Katinkulta or Kainuun etu (EURADA Members)

Bus schedule and pick up points 

EURADA Annual Meeting

EURADA Members only


Sauna & Spa available at Katinkulta

Conference closing Dinner

Panorama Restaurant, Katinkulta

Departure day / Optional Day 3

Optional Program: Non-conference related tour to show the local business and education environment, including a visit to a state-owned supercomputing facility.

Transportation from Katinkulta to Airport: Bus schedule

Bus schedule and pick up points 

Bus transportation from Katinkulta to Kajaani University of Applied Sciences

Bus schedule and pick up points 

Visit to Kajaani University of Applied Sciences

KAMK website

Visit to CSC (IT Center for Science)

CSC website

Lunch in Renforsin Ranta Business Park

Renforsin Ranta website

Bus transportation to Airport or Kajaani City center