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NATO Innovation Challenge 2022

September 19, 2022 - October 12, 2022


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The NATO Innovation Challenge, initiated in 2017, is a brainstorming process aimed at resolving common Alliance and Nations operational problems efficiently and cost-effectively. Co-organized by the NATO Innovation Hub (Allied Command Transformation) and NATO Nations, the Challenge gives priority access to non-traditional innovators (academia, individuals, and start-ups) and expands NATO networks and collaboration with industry and academia.

The Innovation Challenge is open to all NATO Nations. It provides visibility to participants and their solutions and, for the winners, offers the opportunity to develop their products. The Challenge is the cornerstone of creating a NATO-wide Innovation Network. The NATO Innovation Network strives to develop a shared culture of innovation among NATO Nations and inspire transformation.


  • September 19: Submit your proposal
  • September 20 & September 30: Have your abstract assesed by a pool of governmental and academic experts
  • October 1: Learn if you are among the 10 finalists!
  • October 12: Meet the other competitors or watch the finale online
  • October 25-27: NATO Edge will showcase 3 winners!

The winners will be awarded a monetary prize and be invited to showcase their innovative solutions at NATO Edge conference and exhibition, hosted by the NATO Communications and Information Agency, on 25-27 October 2022, at Lotto Mons Expo, in Mons, Belgium.