Frontex invites industry to showcase innovative border security technology

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 via 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 State border authorities and Frontex experts. The objective of the I-Days is to create a forum to freely discuss these innovations among all participants.

Companies interested in presenting a technological innovation virtually during the Frontex I-Days, can provide a brief description of both business and technological innovation. The deadline is March 2, 2022. Ten selected companies will have 25 minutes for a product presentation, including a Q&A session and open discussion.

Places are limited and submissions will go through an evaluation process, which will assess the novelty factor and potential impact of the solution. The authors of the selected solutions will be informed and guided on the next steps and the technical provisions.

All relevant proposals, selected or not, will be made available on a dedicated online platform (marketplace) accessible to all participants. Industry representatives will be informed of the procedure to be followed.

As part of its mandate, Frontex meets regularly with industry, researchers and experts from Member States to provide a platform for discussion and contribute to the development of new technologies and innovations related to border control. These industry days allow for a transparent process of consultation with industry representatives. The agency has developed a Transparency register ensure that contacts with industry are as transparent and fair as possible. All meetings and contacts of the Executive Director, Deputy Executive Directors and Heads of Divisions in terms of procurement procedures and calls for tenders for services, equipment or outsourced projects and studies are recorded in this tool .

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