NATO Innovation Challenge


$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

Challenge Topics

We are seeking innovative solutions to identify, warn, assess and manage biological threats to protect NATO forces, Allies and civilian entities.

Areas of focus include:

Early warning systems and detection measures including identifying the population at risk / initial assessment, analyzing and consultation.

Surveillance including health control measures.

Interoperability between e.g. military, civilian health and research institutions, state and local management officials, surveillance analysts.

Water decontamination.

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

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?

Timeline and Instruction 

until 27 May: Registration 

28 May: Abstract Submission

14 Jun: Pre-Selection

25 Jun: Solution submission 

28 Jun: Pitch Day - Award Ceremony   ​

Contact Name: 
Brandie Lea
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Friday, May 27, 2022
Internal Deadline: 
Friday, May 20, 2022
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