NATO Innovation Challenge 2021


Innovation Hub


The NATO Innovation Challenge is seeking innovative solutions that improve space domain awareness.

Solutions can include any combination of methodologies, concepts, techniques and technologies.

The purpose of the NATO Innovation Challenge is to tap into the minds of innovative people and teams to find more effective and efficient ways for NATO, and other response organizations, to ensure security and respond to crisis situations. Relevant solutions could support the development of future NATO concepts, doctrine, standards, requirements, capability development, and will get stage-time at NATO-wide events.


The NATO Innovation Challenge is looking for entrepreneurs, designers, thinkers, engineers, scientists, coders, and innovators. 

You may participate as an individual or as part of an industry or academia. 


There will be $8,500 in monetary prize for this competition.


If College-level review is required, your College will communicate its earlier internal deadlines.

External Deadline

Registration Deadline

Please register for the competition on the NATO Innovation Challenge web-page

External Deadline

Submission Deadline 

Please submit the nomination directly to the NATO Innovation Challenge web-page. Please also submit a copy of the full nomination and OR-5 to

How to Apply

Applications must be submitted online through the NATO Innovation Challenge web-page. Create an account at and check the box "Join the Innovation Challenge."

Please submit an OR-5 and a completed application to by the external deadline.

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