Frontex General Industry Days: Innovation for border and coast guard functions


Join us on 11 and 12 December to contribute to innovative solutions for border and coast guard functions. Frontex’s next general Industry Days will put innovation in the spotlight to reflect the core role of technology in European Integrated Border Management.

Frontex would like to invite industry representatives to demonstrate how innovation could support border and coast guard functions. Over the course of a two-day programme, up to 12 industry representatives will present their latest approaches, technologies, and solutions (whether already available on the market or under development), which can benefit border management activities at the EU’s external borders and within the EU area, in respect of EU regulations. 

The first day of the event will have a broad scope, it will be dedicated to innovative solutions in support of law enforcement activities regarding border management.

The second day will focus on remote sensing technologies for electromagnetic signatures recognition and state-of-the-art sensors for surveillance purposes (land based, shipborne, airborne, mobile, etc.).

These areas of focus should not be considered as exhaustive; other technological solutions will be considered if relevant for border management.

Practical information

What are Industry Days?

Industry Days are a platform to interact and engage with experts from the European Border and Coast Guard community. The goal is to create a forum where participants can freely discuss the proposed technological innovations.

The Industry Days will be held in an online format which will host engaging presentations and dynamic discussions, alongside an interactive digital exhibition platform. Each participating entity will be granted a 40-minute slot; during this time a presentation, Q&A session, and collaborative discussions will be held.

Who can participate and how to register?

If your organisation is at the forefront of these transformative technological advancements and you wish to present your innovation, we invite you to register.

Follow this registration link to sign-up for the upcoming Industry Days. Please provide an overview of the technology you wish to showcase. Registration will be open until 27 November. 

Attendance is by invitation only; more information will be communicated separately to the selected applicants. Technological solutions must respect the legal limitations resulting from the European Union data protection rules and human rights provisions.

How will the submissions be evaluated?

All submissions will be evaluated internally, ensuring alignment with the needs of the European Border and Coast Guard community while guaranteeing the fair and transparent treatment of all participants. Every significant contribution will be displayed on our dedicated online platform.

December 2023 General I-Days Report

We are happy to share the downloadable report and presentations from our Frontex General Industry Days on 11 and 12 December.

Files available for download

How many companies presented their solutions?

12 companies presented their solution in a virtual meeting.

What was discussed during the meeting? 

The meeting enabled a direct and comprehensive discussion on the solutions included in the submissions between the providers and Frontex.

Where can I find the presentations?

All presentations can be accessed below.