Canadian test centres and accelerators join NATO DIANA network

Canadian test centres and accelerators join NATO DIANA network

March 15, 2024 – Ottawa, Ontario – National Defence / Canadian Armed Forces

Today, the Honourable Bill Blair, Minister of National Defence; the Honourable Bardish Chagger, Member of Parliament for Waterloo; Andy Fillmore, Member of Parliament for Halifax; and Darren Fisher, Member of Parliament for Dartmouth—Cole Harbour congratulated two Canadian accelerators and 13 test centres that have joined the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Defence Innovation Accelerator for the North Atlantic (DIANA) network.

As announced in 2022, NATO DIANA is coming to Canada, with its North American Regional Office finding a home in Halifax.

The NATO DIANA Regional Office in Canada is expected to bring  tangible benefits to Canadian industry and the defence technology sector. With a thriving innovation ecosystem, sustaining more than 300 entrepreneurial science and technology start-ups, the Halifax Regional Municipality is also home to several major universities and research centres as well as Canada’s Atlantic naval fleet.

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