NATO Innovation Challenge focuses on COVID-19 crisis

  • 17 Apr. 2020 -
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  • Last updated: 17 Apr. 2020 09:56

Responding to the COVID-19 pandemic is the topic of the Spring 2020 Innovation Challenge, organised by the NATO Innovation Hub and the Dutch Ministry of Defence.

The challenge, open to entrepreneurs, designers, inventors, engineers, scientists, coders, and others, is looking for innovative solutions to:

  • Support the decision-making of military leaders,
  • Deliver logistics and supplies to isolated individuals and teams,
  • Identify false information and mitigate its effects on NATO operations.

The best entries in this edition of the NATO Innovation Challenge will help inform and support the development of future NATO military doctrine, standards and requirements, and the development of new capabilities.

Interested innovators have until 5 May 2020 to register for participation. The winners of the Spring 2020 Innovation Challenge will be announced on 17 June 2020.

The Innovation Challenge aims to give NATO new, creative and efficient ways to respond to security challenges. The competition is run by the NATO Innovation Hub, led by Allied Command Transformation. There are two NATO Innovation Challenges every year. 

More information on the challenge is available here.