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Jun 17 2021

Agency concludes industry conference by announcing NATO Space Pitch Day winner


The NATO Communications and Information Agency (NCI Agency) concluded its two-day virtual industry conference on 17 June 2021. 


More than 1,400 people registered for the event, which included keynotes, panel discussions and networking opportunities for participants to meet with the Agency, and each other.

Agency concludes industry conference by announcing NATO Space Pitch Day winner

"On the 2030 agenda is sharpening NATO's technological edge, and we at the NCI Agency are ready to work together with industry and academia to support the Alliance in this effort," said NCI Agency Chief of Staff, Major General Göksel Sevindik.

As a part of the final day of the conference, the NCI Agency hosted a NATO Space Pitch Day in partnership with the NATO Space Centre, located in NATO's Allied Air Command. Six top qualifying teams pitched their proposals to improve space situational awareness at the event, and a selection board chose a winner.

The winning team is Safran Data Systems. The winner will have the opportunity to interact closely with the NATO space operational community, providing further demonstrations and increasing common understanding of requirements and capabilities.

On the second day of the conference, attendees listened to discussions on artificial intelligence and how it can transform aerial data into intelligence, on emerging and disruptive technologies for cyber resilience, and more. Agency Acquisition officials also hosted a session on how to do business with the Agency, explaining the Agency's procurement processes and answering questions.