NATO Innovation Challenge

EMP could destroy all electronics in a flash! This is a Society Resilience issue.

Protecting societies against the consequences of Electro Magnetic Pulses is a rising concern for NATO.

This is your opportunity to contribute to our society's resiliencePropose innovative solutions towards

Preventing, Mitigating, and Recovering from EMP

Relevant solutions could support development of future concepts, doctrine, STANAGs, user requirements, capability development, and will get stage-time at NATO-wide events

7 Finalists - Challenge Winner








We are looking for solutions to

  • Prevent EMP damage to assets and vehicles;
  • Mitigate the effects on critical infrastructure and capabilities;
  • Rapidly Recover capabilities.
  • Improve Society Resilience

Concepts and prototypes of Organizational and/or Technological, solutions are welcome.

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Solutions will be scored against:

  • Usefulness: potential impact of proposed solution on challenge topic.
  • Innovativeness: is it a genuinely new idea or an already existing solution adapted for this Challenge?
  • Feasibility: is the solution easy and cheap to develop and implement?
Mar - Apr
28 Apr
Abstract Submission
1 May
26 May
Solution submission
30 May
Pitch Day - Award Ceremony

The purpose of the NATO Innovation Challenge is to tap into the minds of innovative people and teams to find more effective and efficient ways for NATO, and other response organizations, to ensure security and respond to crisis situations.

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How long does the Challenge run?

Pre-selected teams will have from 1 May to 26 May to develop their solution proposal that they will present on 30 May.

Who can participate?

We want entrepreneurs, designers, marketers, thinkers, engineers, coders ....

Online or Onsite Participation?

Attending the Pitch Day onsite is optional. Everything can be done online.

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Participant's Agreement

By participating in the Challenge you agree on the Official Rules






Questions? Contact us at [email protected]

Our Partners

NATO Innovation Challenge 2019/1 is co-organized by the Defence and Security Innovation Hub and NATO Innovation Hub.