NATO’s new technology accelerator, DIANA, is launching its first set of challenges to attract innovative solutions from startups that can address real-world issues for the alliance. The challenges will focus on energy resilience, secure information transfer, and sensing and surveillance capabilities. Startups selected for the program will receive grant funds and opportunities for collaboration and exposure to NATO’s network of investors and markets.
- NATO’s DIANA accelerator is launching challenges to support startups in developing dual-use science and technology solutions for defense issues.
- The initial challenges focus on energy resilience, secure communication, and sensing and surveillance capabilities.
- Selected startups will receive grant funds and have access to collaboration opportunities, exposure to investors, and pathways to allied markets. The program aims to support startups without asking for intellectual property or equity.