NATO Innovation Challenge 2018/1

NATO Innovation Challenge 2018/1


Operating in varied environments and evolving missions, armed forces must quickly understand increasingly complex situations and face information management and decision-making issues.

This is your opportunity to contribute to security and stability!

Propose your innovative solutions in the field of Crisis Information Management, and compete for valuable prizes.

Up to EUR 25000 for solution development, and stage-time at a NATO-wide event

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Seeking hardware, software and concept solutions supporting:

  • Data Filtering and Fusing
  • Visualization
  • Predictive Analytics

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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?
Mar - Apr
15 Apr
Abstract Submisson
28 Apr
26 May
Solution submission
29 May
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 28 Apr to 26 May to develop their solution proposal that they will present on 29 May.

Who can participate?

Anyone! We want entrepreneurs, designers, marketers, thinkers, engineneers, coders ....


Online or Onsite Participation?

Attending the Pitch Day onsite in Paris 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

NATO Innovation Challenge 2018/1 is co-organized by the French Ministère des Armées and NATO Innovation Hub.