NATO Innovation Challenge

Protecting the troops and populations against hostile unmanned systems is a rising concern for NATO.

This is your opportunity to contribute to their security! Propose your innovative solutions in the field of

Countering Air and Ground Unmanned Systems

and compete for valuable prizes and stage-time at NATO-wide events

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Seeking hardware, software and concept solutions addressing any of the following topics:

  • Detection and identification of enemy unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) and unmanned ground vehicle (UGV)
  • Situation awareness / ground sensor net
  • UAV and UGV Defense

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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?
Aug - Sep
9 Oct
Abstract Submisson
12 Oct
6 Nov
Solution submission
12 Nov
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 12 Oct to 6 Nov to develop their solution proposal that they will present on 12 Nov.

Who can participate?

Anyone! 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 2018/1 is co-organized by the German Defence Cyber Innovation Hub and NATO Innovation Hub.