|17 Jan. 2024
NATO releases first ever quantum strategy
Quantum technologies are getting closer to revolutionizing the world of innovation and can be game-changers for security, including modern warfare. Ensuring that the Alliance is ''quantum-ready'' is the aim of NATO’s first-ever quantum strategy that was approved by NATO Foreign Ministers on 28 November. On Wednesday (17 January 2024), NATO released a summary of the strategy.
|30 Nov. 2023
NATO DIANA announces first cohort of innovators, launches call for mentors
On Thursday (30 November 2023), NATO’s Defence Innovation Accelerator for the North Atlantic (DIANA) announced the first 44 companies selected to tackle NATO’s specific challenges on energy resilience, undersea sensing and surveillance, and secure information sharing. On the same day, DIANA launched a call for mentors and experts to support and advise the chosen innovators and entrepreneurs.
|23 Nov. 2023
NATO Deputy Secretary General addresses the Council of Presidents of Business Europe in Belgium
NATO Deputy Secretary General Mircea Geoană gave introductory remarks at the Meeting of the Council of Presidents of Business Europe in Brussels, Belgium on Thursday (23 November 2023). The event was organised by the Federation of Enterprises in Belgium.
|09 Nov. 2023
Deputy Secretary General at the 12th Aspen-GMF Bucharest Forum urges the defence of democratic values
In a speech on Thursday (9 November 2023), NATO Deputy Secretary General, Mircea Geoană, called for everyone to stand up for the values we cherish and uphold our shared responsibilities. He said that we are “at a point at which the unity and solidarity of democracies around the world are being tested more than ever”.
|29 Sep. 2023
NATO Secretary General calls for creation of a transatlantic quantum community, welcomes Denmark’s leadership
In a visit to Copenhagen on Friday (29 September 2023), NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg called for the development of a transatlantic quantum community, harnessing the power of this critical technology for our security. In a joint statement with Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen, the two leaders underscored the importance of closer collaboration among public, private and academic sectors, and the acceleration of responsible innovation.
|21 Sep. 2023
NATO Deputy Secretary General at CEVRO Institute: if President Putin wins, we all lose
NATO Deputy Secretary General Mircea Geoană sent a strong message of support to Ukraine for as long as it takes, adding that a win for President Putin in Ukraine would send the wrong message to other authoritarian leaders and undermine the rules-based international order.
|31 Aug. 2023
DIANA, NATO’s innovation accelerator, attracts cutting-edge ideas from across the Alliance
DIANA – the Defence Innovation Accelerator for the North Atlantic – has received proposals from over 1,200 applicants as part of its pilot challenge call to innovators and entrepreneurs. DIANA’s first challenges – which closed at the end of last week (25 August 2023) – focus on three priorities: energy resilience; sensing and surveillance; and secure information sharing.
|01 Aug. 2023
NATO Innovation Fund closes on EUR 1bn flagship fund
Twenty-three NATO Allies have officially become Limited Partners of the NATO Innovation Fund (NIF), which is preparing to make its initial investments later this year. The Participating Allies¹ have also welcomed Sweden's interest to join the NIF. Sweden's participation will take effect upon its accession to the North Atlantic Treaty.
|27 Jul. 2023
From intern to innovator – meet NATO’s Moritz Zimmermann
Moritz Zimmermann started at NATO as an intern. Now, he’s the Deputy Chief of Staff of a team establishing the Defence Innovation Accelerator for the North Atlantic. DIANA is NATO’s new body working with leading researchers and entrepreneurs across the Alliance, helping them develop technologies to keep NATO populations safe and secure. We spoke to Moritz about the big tech challenges facing the Alliance, how DIANA will tackle them and what it’s like to be part of a new generation of innovators at NATO.
|30 Jun. 2023
Chair of the NATO Military Committee commends Denmark for its renewed defence and security pledge
From 28th to 30th June 2023, the Chair of the NATO Military Committee, Admiral Rob Bauer was in Denmark at the invitation of its Chief of Defence, General Flemming Lentfer. During his visit, he met with HM Queen Margrethe II, the Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederisken and acting Minister of Defence Troels Lund-Poelsen. Admiral Bauer also visited the HDMS Peter Willemoes, the Barrack of the Danish Royal Life Guards and the NATO Quantum Centre at the Niels Bohr Institute.