The event was opened by General Philippe Lavigne, HQ Supreme Allied Commander Transformation and a representative from the Romanian Ministry of Defence. Antonio Calderon, Chief Technology Officer at the NCI Agency, was a member of the jury along with Dirim Merve, the NCI Agency's Group Head Service Support Applications, Service Support and Business Applications.
The NATO Innovation Challenge emphasizes the importance of collaboration, data sharing and data management during times of crises. It also grants priority access to non-traditional innovators such as individual developers, start-ups and academia.
Participants of the Challenge proposed creative solutions to fictitious scenarios inspired by current global events. The theme of this edition of the Innovation Challenge focused on resilience and the strategies needed to secure and manage data in a contested environment.
In addition to a monetary prize, the winners of the Challenge are invited to present their solutions at NATO Edge, the NCI Agency's new flagship conference, taking place from 25 to 27 October 2022.
For more information about NATO Edge, visit our website: https://www.natoedge.nato.int/