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
Apply before 15 Feb
competition seeks to make a real difference in aviation security through innovative science and technology. The competition is looking for proposals to improve our ability to prevent explosives, hidden within electrical items in passenger baggage, from being taken on board an aircraft.
Register before 15 Feb
Recent trends toward urbanization decrease the effectiveness of the current military targeting cycle and challenge the military intelligence enterprise when innovative opportunists present themselves as terrorists within cities. A new analytical methodology, unbound from state sovereignty presumptions, is necessary for the intelligence community to understand and identify vulnerabilities that exist within the structure of cities so as to preempt innovative opportunists from disrupting social order. The City System of Systems Intelligence (CSSI) framework is a transferable, scalable methodology to analyze complex adaptive social environments where conflict is likely to be concentrated in the future.
Register before 15 Feb
Design a low-cost quadrant sight that clips onto the latest SOCOM LAW (light assault weapon) that extends the range of the weapon to match the capacity of the projectile propulsion system. This includes the M72 A7, A9, E11 and E12.
DUE: 15 March 2018
- Current / emerging threat vectors facing installations 
- “Smart City” opportunities born of technology 
- Installations as Initial Maneuver Platforms 
- Enhanced warfighter readiness through synthetic training & brain “gyms” 
Choose your creative methods:
(1) Researched Topics (see topics of interest, below)
(2) “A Soldier’s Letter Home from Garrison”
You can submit papers, artwork, videos, and games.
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)