NATO Innovation Network

Anyone can compete in the open innovation events organized in the NATO Innovation Network. So doing, you contribute to solving NATO priority issues, get NATO-wide exposure and get the chance to win prizes and support for the development of your solutions. Find out about the events in which you can participate here below.
Upcoming Events
Open to All
DUE 17 JAN /18
The competition is looking for proposals for technologies to improve our ability to prevent explosives hidden within electrical items in hand luggage from being taken on board an aircraft.

Apply by 17 Jan 18.  Pitch@Palace 9.0 is looking for innovation solutions to enhance the support and protection for the men and women who serve in the UK’s Armed Forces, across the range of challenges. These areas include:

  • performance of personnel and training
  • harnessing medical and rehabilitation advances
  • data capture, processing and analysis
  • greater efficiency through the use of automation and autonomy
  • personal security, protective clothing and human augmentation
  • virtual or augmented reality and simulation
  • logistics management
Regenerative medicine at the front line. Register before 25 Jan 18
Defence and Security Accelerator (Accelerator) themed competition seeks to make a real difference in saving lives and reducing disability following serious injury. We’re looking for proposals that harness developments in regenerative medicine to offer practical approaches suitable for use early after injury.
This competition has 2 challenges:
1. bioengineered blood and blood components
2. preserve and regenerate soft tissue using biophysical approaches
Interested in drones, machine-learning and image recognition algorithms? Team up with other hackers at this event and use your skills to improve IED detection via commercial unmanned systems
The NATO Innovation Network is the Federation of entities or 'nodes' (from NATO and Nations) leveraging open innovation* providing mutual support, sharing best practice, issues to solve, subject matter expertise, audiences and solution proposals. The Network is a force multiplier for all its nodes, allowing problems and solutions to be considered within a global ecosystem.
*Through the process of Open Innovation, innovative ideas are collected from a wide range of people or entities not pertaining to the organization and not previously identified.
Current Network Nodes
 JOIN THE NATO INNOVATION NETWORK  (for governmental entities only)