NATO Innovation Challenge

NATO Innovation Challenge
Help preparing first responders to operate in a fast-paced environment,
understand and decide
in unpredicted and complex crises, withstand stress, and manage a very
dynamic technology and information environment.

Relevant solutions could support the development of future concepts, doctrine, STANAGs, user requirements, capability development, and will get stage-time at NATO-wide events

Meet the 10 Finalists

Attend the Pitch Day live online here
on 29 Oct 7:00 to 11:00 AM EDT

Previous winners' news - Watch video








Leadership Skills

Decision Making Solutions

Human-Machine Optimization

Mental Resilience

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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
30 Sep
Abstract Submission
3 Oct
26 Oct
Solution submission
29 Oct
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 3 Oct to 26 Oct to develop their solution proposal that they will present on 29 Oct.

Who can participate?

We want entrepreneurs, designers, thinkers, engineers, scientists, coders, trainers, mental health experts ....

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

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

Ministry of Defense

Modernization Institute
Hungarian Defense Forces

Hungarian Defense Forces