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
Seeks proposals for novel approaches to stopping or impeding tanks and other heavy armoured vehicles while preventing or minimising collateral damage. We hope to achieve this through harnessing advances in engineering, design, materials science, computing and non-kinetic weapons.

Biosensing across wide areas
Bio-detection capability to provide rapid, high-confidence detection, location and identification of hazardous biological material derived from specific threat agents deposited over a wide area.

Lightweight rapidly deployable protection on the front-line through Field Fortifications
Protection from ballistic threats and fragmentation (further details will be provided in the full competition document), however, protection against blast and directed energy (such as Rocket Propelled Grenades) threats would also be of interest. Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) threats are outside the scope of this competition.

Predictive cyber analytics
Novel approaches to cyber security which can predict future threats to aid our defence strategies in preventing them.



Submit by 28 Sep

USSOCOM is seeking technologies available now, under development, or anticipated to be developed in the next 3-5 years. The NGIA technology focus areas are:

•   Standoff biometrics (face, gait, other)
•   Micro/nano technology
•   Internet-connected home devices (e.g. smart TVs and appliances)
•   Metadata analysis
•   Edge computing
•   Unattended sensors
•   Autonomous vehicles
•   Long-duration power
•   Meshed networking
•   Multi-domain sensor fusion
•   Full EM spectrum detection

Technologies and concepts should address the interrelated problems of gaining/maintaining persistent access, collecting and characterizing data, and fusing data to inform decisions. Alternate means to achieve the same ends or effects will also be considered and responses are encouraged even if you have only a part of a more comprehensive solution.

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)