On Thursday (30 November 2023), NATO’s Defence Innovation Accelerator for the North Atlantic (DIANA) announced the first 44 companies selected to tackle NATO’s specific challenges on energy resilience, undersea sensing and surveillance, and secure information sharing. On the same day, DIANA launched a call for mentors and experts to support and advise the chosen innovators and entrepreneurs.
The selected companies come from across the Alliance and include trailblazers in fields as diverse as robotics, ocean sensors, quantum technologies and energy-generating textiles.
“I’m delighted that, today, we’re welcoming the successful applicants to our very first pilot challenges,” said Professor Deeph Chana, DIANA’s Managing Director. “We received some extraordinarily inventive ideas in all three categories – ideas which could be genuinely game-changing. DIANA will now work directly with the selected companies, helping them to test those ideas, to get commercial and technical advice to help their businesses succeed, to secure investment and much, much more.”Read full article