We are seeking innovative tools and measures to identify, assess and protect against attacks on the cognitive domain of NATO forces and their Allies.
Areas of focus include:
Identification of when NATO forces and/or their Allies are under a cognitive attack;
Verification of the scale and nature of the attack;
Quantification and/or level of the success of the attack;
Mitigation techniques, tools and measures to counter a cognitive attack; and
Support for decision-makers.
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?
until 3 Nov: Registration
4 Nov: Abstract Submission
15 Nov: Pre-Selection
16 Nov: Finalists' kick-off meeting
26 Nov: Solution submission
30 Nov: Pitch Day - Award Ceremony
$8,500 in monetary prize
Relevant solutions could support the development of future NATO concepts, doctrine, standards, requirements, capability development, and will get stage-time at NATO-wide events
Why a NATO Innovation Challenge?
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.
Who can participate?
We are looking for entrepreneurs, designers, thinkers, engineers, scientists, coders, innovators ....
Online or Onsite Participation?
There will not be any onsite activity. The Challenge is conducted fully online
Questions? Contact us at [email protected]
On behalf of the Canadian Department of National Defence (DND), this NATO Innovation Challenge is being co-led by Canadian Special Operations Forces Command (CANSOFCOM), the Innovation for Defence Excellence and Security (IDEaS) program, and the NATO Innovation Hub.
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