Next steps: what's on offer
The top qualifiers are invited to a virtual innovation pitch session on 4-5 November 2020 as part of NITEC Connect, a virtual two-day event leading up to the next NITEC, NATO's flagship industry conference.
"We were impressed by the caliber of this year's submissions. We look forward to learning more about the proposals at NITEC Connect this year and to discover the best qualified companies," said Dr Peter Lenk, Chief of Service Strategy and Innovation at the NCI Agency.
The Innovation Challenge jury is composed of subject matter experts from NATO and AFWERX, a United States Air Force organization focused on innovation. They will evaluate the live pitches and announce the top finishers, who may subsequently be invited to bid for a contract in this area.
The top finishers will receive:
Two registration waiver for admission to NITEC in 2021;
Participation in an award ceremony with NCI Agency leadership;
A mentoring session with NCI Agency leaders in their respective technological field;
The possibility to demonstrate their solution with NATO;
Recognition on the NCI Agency communication channels; and
Potential to put their system into operational use through a competitive bid with the NCI Agency.
Click here to register now for NITEC Connect!
Stay tuned for the agenda and practical details.