The evaluation panel selected the best proposal out of the top ten: Dual-use of AIS-data; Combining historical and live AIS track with Social Network Analysis for increased Maritime Network Awareness. The winner, US Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) and Norwegian Defence Research Establishment (FFI), will be awarded a monetary prize of 10,000 EUR, and given the ambitious task of running a formal pilot with the NCI Agency to demonstrate its solution.
Small businesses and academia from 11 Allied nations submitted proposals. The announced top finishers are invited to showcase their tech solutions at NITEC19!
The NCI Agency is pleased to announce the winners of the fourth annual Defence Innovation Challenge, aimed at accelerating transformational, state-of-the-art technology solutions from start-ups, small businesses and academia in support of NATO C4ISR and cyber capabilities.
The top 10 innovators and their technologies are:
“I was very impressed with the proposals received this year, to our fourth Innovation Challenge. They were all judged to be of very high quality by our selection panel and demonstrate the potential of the revolutionary product ideas that small business and academia can offer to support NATO’s C4ISR and cyber capabilities.”
Dr Peter Lenk, Chief Service Strategy and Innovation, Service Strategy, NCI Agency
A monetary prize of 10 000 EUR will be awarded to the best proposal out of the top ten finishers. As a part of winning, they will be given the ambitious task of running a formal pilot with the NCI Agency to demonstrate their solution.
Participants of the conference will also have an opportunity to join B2B meetings, mentoring sessions and bilateral meetings with the NCI Agency managers.