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NATO Deputy Secretary General opens “InnovX-BCR DemoDay” innovation conference

NATO Deputy Secretary General Mircea Geoană opened the “InnovX-BCR DemoDay” innovation conference in Romania on Wednesday (15 June 2022). In a virtual keynote address, he stressed the importance of NATO maintaining its technological edge in order to protect the Alliance’s one billion citizens.
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Deep Dive Recap: Emerging and Disruptive Technologies, and the Gender Perspective

On the 7 June 2022, the NATO International Military Staff (IMS) hosted their fourth Deep Dive Session focusing on the nexus between the Gender Perspective, and Emerging and Disruptive Technologies (EDTs), specifically artificial intelligence (AI). This session discussed the inherent uncertainties of technology development trends and the paramount importance of policies that help pre-empt negative impacts while promoting beneficial applications. NATO’s Principles of Responsible Use for AI exemplify that approach, stressing the need to develop trust and interoperability, as well as the inclusion of a gender perspective in the design of future AI-enabled systems. The presentations were given by Dr Ulf Ehlert, Head of Strategy and Policy in the Office of the Chief Scientist and Zoe Stanley-Lockman from the Innovation Unit of the NATO Emerging Security Challenges Division.
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NATO Deputy Secretary General opens “Defence Disrupted” innovation and technology conference

Deputy Secretary General Mircea Geoană opened the “Defence Disrupted 2022” conference on Thursday (26 May 2022), stressing the importance of maintaining NATO’s technological edge, and remaining at the forefront of defence innovation. In a video address to participants gathered in London, he reflected on how innovation and technology have always been central to NATO’s mission of preventing war.
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Deputy Secretary General opens first International Conference on Cyber Diplomacy, Building Global Digitalization

On Tuesday (17 May 2022), NATO Deputy Secretary General Mircea Geoană gave an opening address to the first International Conference on Cyber Diplomacy hosted by the National Institute for Research and Development in Informatics - ICI Bucharest, in partnership with the Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. In his address, he praised the valued contributions Romania has made to the Alliance, and the way the country has been “diligently implementing the NATO cyber defence pledge”.
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Students work to solve pressing technology challenges, maintain NATO’s technological edge

On Friday (13 May 2022), university students presented innovative solutions to real-life problems faced by Allied militaries as part of the “Hacking for CNAD” (Conference of National Armaments Directors) programme.
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NATO sharpens technological edge with innovation initiatives

NATO Allies are launching a ground-breaking initiative to sharpen the Alliance’s technological edge. On Thursday (7 April 2022), Allied foreign ministers approved the Charter of the Defence Innovation Accelerator for the North Atlantic – or DIANA. “Working with the private sector and academia, Allies will ensure that we can harness the best of new technology for transatlantic security,” said NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg.
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PROJECT X empowers young innovators to build technologies for the future

On 31 January 2022, NATO launched ''PROJECT X'' – a rapid design challenge seeking faster and more innovative routes to delivering technologies for the Alliance. For the next three months, students from the Technical University of Delft and other Dutch universities will engage in this intense, rapid-prototyping initiative.
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Deputy Secretary General participates in the 2021 GoTech World Conference

Speaking at the 2021 GoTech World Conference, NATO’s Deputy Secretary General Mircea Geoană stressed the importance of cybersecurity at a time when new technology is transforming the world at record speed. “Our ability to keep our people safe in this more competitive and uncertain world will be defined as much by bytes and big data, as by bullets and battleships” said the Deputy Secretary General while opening the cybersecurity stage on 11 November.
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NATO Allies take the lead on the development of NATO’s Innovation Fund

On Friday (22 October 2021), at a signing ceremony hosted by NATO’s Secretary General, Defence Ministers from 17 Allied countries* agreed to take the lead on the development of NATO’s first Innovation Fund.
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NATO sharpens its technological edge

On Friday (22 October 2021) Allies launched the NATO Innovation Fund to invest in cutting-edge technologies. The fund is expected to invest 1 billion euros with innovators across the Alliance working on emerging and disruptive technologies.

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