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NATO DIANA Challenges launch on July 1st!

NATO DIANA Challenges launch on July 1st!

IDEaS would like to share that the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) will be launching the Defence Innovation Accelerator for the North Atlantic (DIANA)’s next series of challenges opening on July 1st, 2024. 

Canada looks to continue its success on the international innovation, research, and development scene. Canada had the highest number of NATO DIANA applications per capita from the NATO countries and we hope to see this same success this year. 

  For its 2024 call, DIANA will seek solutions in a Challenge Programme comprising five Challenge Statements that address key focus areas from the Strategic Direction; these challenge statements are further refined by three cross-cutting themes including space, resilience, and sustainability. 

These Challenge Statements are in the following five focused areas:  

  Energy and Power 

  • Security and Surveillance 
  • Human Health and Performance 
  • Critical Infrastructure and Logistics 
  • Data and Information Security  

NATO is providing innovators with a pipeline to actively shape the future security and defence environment together. DIANA will work directly with leading innovators – from early-stage start-ups to more mature companies – to seek commercially-focused technological breakthroughs to solve defence and security challenges by accelerating the development of dual-use deep technology.

If you’re interested to learn more about the DIANA program and participate in the process, you are encouraged to join a NATO information webinar planned for early to mid-July.

More information about the application procedure can be found on DIANA's website and LinkedIn. 

Good luck, innovators! 

The IDEaS team