We are seeking innovative solutions that improve space domain awareness

Solutions can include any combination of methodologies, concepts, techniques and technologies.

Detailed Challenge Topics

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 22 May: Registration

23 May: Abstract Submission

2 Jun: Pre-Selection

20 Jun: Solution submission

29 Jun: Pitch Day - Award Ceremony   ​

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$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

Participant's Agreement

If you intend to participate as an individual click here to read the official rules

If you intend to participate as an industry or academia headquartered or located in NATO member countries, click here to read the official rules.


Questions? Contact us at [email protected]


Our Partners

This NATO Innovation Challenge is co-organized by the Portuguese Ministry of National Defense and  NATO Innovation Hub.