Foundation / Corporation
North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Innovation Hub and Portuguese Ministry of National Defense
Opportunity for USA, Canada, and International individuals and industry and academia teams in eligible countries to participate in a contest to present innovative solutions that increase space domain awareness. Applicants must pre-register and submit an abstract prior to applying. Solutions can include any combination of methodologies, concepts, techniques, and technologies.
The purpose of the NATO Innovation Challenge is to tap into the minds of innovative people and teams to find more effective and efficient ways for NATO, and other response organizations, to ensure security and respond to crisis situations.
The Space environment is fundamentally changing as it becomes more contested, congested and competitive, with hundreds, soon thousands, of satellites being launched every year, mostly from the commercial sector. As daily reliance on satellites increases, concerns about their potential degradation, disruption or even destruction, have grown.
This Innovation Challenge is seeking innovative solutions to:
The concept of Space Domain Awareness (SDA) aims to ensure a common understanding of the Space environment, including threats and vulnerabilities that have the potential to affect the Alliance’s safety, security and interests
For more information about the NATO Context, see: https://www.innovationhub-act.org/content/ichall-topics
Relevant solutions could support the development of future NATO concepts, doctrine, standards, requirements, capability development, and will get stage-time at NATO-wide events.
GrantWatch ID#: 189254
Up to 10
HQ SACT presents three levels of monetary awards for the top three winners of the IC-21/Spring: a. first place: $5,000 USD, b. second place: $2,500 USD, c. third place: $1,000 USD.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Create an account at http://innovationhub-act.org/ and check the box “Join the Innovation Challenge.”
Or, if you already have an account, join the Innovation Challenge Group:
Email for questions: firstname.lastname@example.org
Questions can be posted on the Innovation Challenge web forum at https://www.innovationhub-act.org/forums/innovation-challenge.
NATO HQ SACT Innovation Hub
4111 Monarch Way
Norfolk, VA 23508
NATO countries: https://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/nato_countries.htm
USA: Alabama; Alaska; Arizona; Arkansas; California; Colorado; Connecticut; Delaware; Florida; Georgia; Hawaii; Idaho; Illinois; Indiana; Iowa; Kansas; Kentucky; Louisiana; Maine; Maryland; Massachusetts; Michigan; Minnesota; Mississippi; Missouri; Montana; Nebraska; Nevada; New Hampshire; New Jersey; New Mexico; New York City; New York; North Carolina; North Dakota; Ohio; Oklahoma; Oregon; Pennsylvania; Rhode Island; South Carolina; South Dakota; Tennessee; Texas; Utah; Vermont; Virginia; Washington, DC; Washington; West Virginia; Wisconsin; Wyoming
Canada: Alberta; British Columbia; Manitoba; New Brunswick; Newfoundland and Labrador; Northwest Territories; Nova Scotia; Nunavut; Ontario; Prince Edward Island; Quebec; Saskatchewan; Yukon;
International country outside of the USA, Israel and Canada.
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