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November 19, 2021 | Local, Aerospace, Naval, Land, C4ISR, Security

NATO Challenge top 10 ready to pitch! / DRDC Outreach Day // Le Top 10 du Défi de l’OTAN est prêt à présenter ! / Journée de sensibilisation de RDDC

NATO Challenge top 10 ready to pitch!


The top 10 contestants in the Fall 2021 NATO Innovation Challenge, the Invisible Threat: Countering Cognitive Warfare have been selected. They will present their innovative solutions to a multi-national jury of defence experts on Pitch Day, November 30, 2021.


As well as gaining valuable international exposure, the 10 finalists will vie for top 3 cash prizes in this pitch-style event.  


Thank you to all innovators for participating. Watch live starting at 9 am (EDT) on Youtube


For more information about this challenge please visit NATO Innovation Challenge page.




Learn how innovators can partner with Defence Research and Development Canada!


Defence Research and Development Canada (DRDC), the organization that manages the IDEaS program on behalf of the Department of National Defence (DND), will be hosting its 2021 Outreach Day on November 24, 2021. A trusted advisor and collaborative partner, DRDC works as a knowledge integrator for DND and the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF). Like IDEaS, DRDC helps to develop and deliver new technical solutions to DND/CAF, other federal departments, and the safety and security communities.


At this event, you will: 


  • Get the information you need for your business to partner with DRDC; 
  • Become familiar with the eight strategic focus areas in DND’s Defence and Security Science and Technology program, to help you prepare for future calls for proposals; 
  • Find out about DND’s Innovation for Defence Excellence and Security (IDEaS) program, which is funded at $1.6 B over 20 years; 
  • Learn about upcoming opportunities with the Canadian Safety and Security Program (CSSP); 
  • Hear from DRDC’s acting Assistant Deputy Minister Sophie Galarneau;  
  • Ask your questions about future partnership opportunities

Outreach Day will be held virtually on MS Teams on Wednesday, November 24, 2021 from 10:00 to 12:00 hrs EST. Please note that while the presentations will be in English, the question and answer period will be in both official languages. The presentation decks will be made available in French and English, as of November 22.

Register for this session using the link below: 





Le Top 10 du Défi de l’OTAN est prêt à présenter !


Les 10 meilleurs candidats du Défi de l’innovation de l'OTAN Automne 2021, la menace invisible : contrer la guerre cognitive ont été sélectionnés. Ils présenteront leurs solutions innovantes à un jury multinational d'experts de la défense lors de l’évènement de présentation, le 30 novembre 2021.


En plus d'acquérir une précieuse exposition internationale, les 10 finalistes se disputeront les 3 premiers prix en argent lors de cet événement de style présentation.


Merci à tous les innovateurs d'avoir participé. Regardez en direct à partir de 9 h (HAE) sur YouTube.

Pour plus d'informations sur ce défi, veuillez visiter la page du Défi de l'innovation de l'OTAN (en anglais seulement).



Découvrez comment les innovateurs peuvent s'associer à Recherche et développement pour la défense Canada!


Recherche et développement pour la défense Canada (RDDC), l'organisation qui gère le programme IDEeS au nom du ministère de la Défense nationale (MDN), organisera sa journée de sensibilisation le 24 novembre 2021. Conseiller de confiance et partenaire collaboratif, RDDC travaille en tant qu'intégrateur de connaissances pour le MDN et les Forces armées canadiennes (FAC). À l'instar d'IDEeS, RDDC aide à développer et à fournir de nouvelles solutions techniques au MDN/FAC, à d'autres ministères fédéraux et aux communautés de sûreté et sécurité.


À l’occasion de cette journée de sensibilisation vous pourrez :


  • Obtenir l’information dont votre entreprise a besoin pour établir un partenariat avec RDDC; 
  • Vous familiariser avec les huit domaines d’intérêt stratégique du programme de science et de technologie pour la défense et la sécurité du MDN, ce qui vous aidera à vous préparer en vue des prochains appels de propositions;  
  • Vous renseigner sur le programme Innovation pour la défense, l’excellence et la sécurité (IDEeS) du MDN, dont le financement s’élève à 1,6 milliard de dollars sur 20 ans; 
  • Vous renseigner sur les possibilités à venir dans le cadre du Programme canadien pour la sûreté et la sécurité (PCSS); 
  • Écouter la sous-ministre adjointe par intérim de RDDC, Sophie Galarneau;  
  • Poser des questions à propos des possibilités de partenariat à l’avenir 


La journée de sensibilisation se déroulera de façon virtuelle au moyen de MS Teams, le mercredi 24 novembre 2021 de 10 h à 12 h (HAE). Veuillez noter que les présentations seront en anglais, par contre, la période de questions et réponses se fera dans les deux langues officielles. Quand aux documents de présentation, ils seront disponibles en français et en anglais à partir du 22 novembre.


Pour vous inscrire, veuillez utiliser le lien ci-dessous: 



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