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
Abstracts due by 15 April
Operating in varied environments and evolving missions, armed forces must quickly understand increasingly complex situations and face information management and decision making issues.
This is your opportunity to contribute to security and stability!
Propose your innovative solutions in the field of Crisis Information Management, and compete for valuable prizes.
Up to EUR 25000 for solution development, and stage-time at a NATO-wide event
Submit by 12 May

This Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) competition seeks innovative solutions to how the Ministry of Defence (MOD) manages our people, both military and civilian. Building on the UK’s long tradition for developing effective, highly skilled Armed Forces and civilian workforce, we strongly believe in continuous improvement, and identifying and adopting new ideas, technologies and processes from other sectors.

The Defence People innovation challenge will focus on the following 5 themes which we consider offer the greatest scope for innovation and direct benefit to the management of people in the MOD:

  • Challenge 1 - recruitment

  • Challenge 2 - skills and training

  • Challenge 3 - retention

  • Challenge 4 - motivating the workforce

  • Challenge 5 - rehabilitation within the workforce

Submit by 20 May
In partnership with the U.S. Air Force, AFWERX challenges entrepreneurs, industry experts, engineers and academics to contribute their Big Bold Ideas to help protect the men and women who defend us around the world.
Open now until Mar 2019
The Open Call is looking for innovative ideas on how we can improve the defence and security of the UK. Your idea could be a concept, product or service, at various levels of maturity.
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)