Despite the unfortunate postponement of NITEC20, the NATO Communications and Information Agency is still accepting submissions for its fifth Defence Innovation Challenge.
And we’re doing things differently this year.
Selected submissions will be evaluated in late summer in a virtual pitch session, and for the first time, the most promising of those pitches may subsequently be invited to bid for a contract in this area. As part of the bidding process, invited winners will be offered the opportunity to demonstrate their solutions in a NATO environment, to a relevant NATO audience.
Through the challenge, the NCI Agency aims to incentivize innovations that could be scaled to the NATO environment. Startups and small and medium-sized enterprises from all 30 NATO Nations are particularly encouraged to apply.