|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.
|27 Nov. 2023
Deputy Secretary General reiterates NATO’s commitment to responsible innovation in defence and security
NATO Deputy Secretary General Mircea Geoană addressed the Responsible Innovation Defence and Security Conference in Brussels on 27 November 2023 and thanked Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg for organising the event, together with the NATO Emerging Security Challenges Division. He said that new technologies can transform our lives for the better in countless ways, but like any new technology, they bring risks, including to our security. Mr Geoană said that it is vital to develop these technologies responsibly and respecting our values - freedom, democracy, human rights and the rule of law.
|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.
|15 Nov. 2023
NATO and Japan deepen cooperation on emerging security challenges
NATO Assistant Secretary General for Emerging Security Challenges David van Weel concluded a successful three-day visit to Japan on 15 November 2023. Deepening NATO-Japan cooperation on cyber defence, cutting edge technologies and defence against hybrid threats was at the core of all discussions with representatives from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the National Security Secretariat, the Ministry of Defence, including the Chief of Staff, the Acquisition, Technology and Logistics Agency, as well as with Japan’s scientific community and academia.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|21 Jul. 2023
NATO Deputy Secretary General discusses NATO Summit outcomes at the Aspen Security Forum
Speaking at the 14th annual Aspen Security Forum on Thursday (20 July 2023), Deputy Secretary General Mircea Geoană outlined the major decisions taken at the recent Vilnius Summit to strengthen NATO and ensure its ongoing adaption to a more dangerous world.
|10 Jul. 2023
NATO Allies appoint investment team to manage billion euro deep tech fund
Twenty-three NATO Allies* have selected the investment team to run the Alliance’s new 1 billion euro deep technology venture fund.