The NATO Communications and Information (NCI) Agency is now accepting submissions for its fourth annual Defence Innovation Challenge.
The challenge is aimed at accelerating transformational, state-of-the-art technology solutions from start-ups, small and medium-sized businesses and academia to support NATO’s C4ISR and cyber capabilities.
It is open to Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs), start-ups and academic institutions operating at the cutting edge of technology from all 29 NATO Nations.
This year, the challenge focuses on data science and natural language processing. The NCI Agency is accepting submissions in the following priority areas:
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.