04 / 05 / 2019
On 1 May 2019, the European Defence Agency (EDA) appointed Jean-François Ripoche as its new Director for Research, Technology and Innovation (RTI). Previously, Mr. Ripoche held the position of Research and Technology Director at the Strategy Directorate of DGA (Direction générale de l’armement), the French Ministry of Defence Procurement Agency.
As a new Director for RTI, Jean-François Ripoche, will lead a key Directorate of the Agency which fosters and supports defence research at EU level. Based on the Overarching Strategic Research Agenda (OSRA), developed together with the Member States, the Directorate: