13 septembre 2021 | Local, C4ISR

NATO Innovation Challenge – The invisible threat: Countering cognitive warfare//Défi de l’innovation de l’OTAN – La menace invisible : Contrer la guerre cognitive

NATO Innovation Challenge – The invisible threat: Countering cognitive warfare






The Innovation for Defence Excellence and Security (IDEaS) program and Canadian Special Operations Forces Command (CANSOFCOM), on behalf of Canada, will be hosting the Fall 2021 NATO Innovation Challenge – The invisible threat: Countering cognitive warfare. The theme of this pitch-style event is understanding and protecting the cognitive domain.


NATO is looking for tools and measures to identify, assess and protect against attacks on NATO forces and NATO Allies in the cognitive domain.


Successful innovators will pitch their best solutions and tools to a panel of experts from NATO countries.


On top of international exposure and cash prizes for the best solutions, there will be special recognition for the top “Made in Canada” solution. In order to be considered for the additional Canadian prize, a subsequent eligibility criteria will be applied. For more information on eligibility, visit the IDEaS Web site.


Tap into an engaged audience that could lead to meaningful contacts with the international community!


To apply, visit the NATO Innovation Challenge Page.


Submit your entry by Thursday, October 21, 2021.


The IDEaS Team







Défi  de l’innovation de l’OTAN – La menace invisible : Contrer la guerre cognitive





Le programme Innovation pour la défense, l'excellence et la sécurité (IDEeS) et le Commandement des Forces d'opérations spéciales du Canada (COMFOSCAN), au nom du Canada, seront les hôtes du Défi de l’innovation de l'OTAN Automne 2021 – La menace invisible : Contrer la guerre cognitive (disponible en anglais seulement). Le thème de cet événement de style présentation est la compréhension et la protection du domaine cognitif.


L’OTAN recherche des outils et des mesures pour identifier, évaluer et protéger contre les attaques sur les forces de l'OTAN et les Alliés de l’OTAN dans le domaine cognitif.


Les innovateurs retenus présenteront leurs meilleures solutions et outils à un panel d'experts des pays de l'OTAN.


En plus de l'exposition internationale et des prix en espèce pour les meilleures solutions, il y aura une reconnaissance spéciale pour la meilleure solution « Fabriquée au Canada ». Afin d'être considéré pour le prix canadien supplémentaire, un critère d'admissibilité subséquent sera appliqué. Pour plus d'informations sur l'éligibilité, visitez le site Web IDEeS.


Connectez avec un public engagé qui pourrait conduire à des contacts significatifs avec la communauté internationale !


Pour postuler, visitez la page Défi de l’innovation de l’OTAN (disponible en anglais seulement).


Soumettez votre candidature avant le jeudi 21 octobre 2021.


L’équipe IDEeS


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