The 1st Innovation Competition for the development of solutions and applications in the Defence sector. The Hellenic Ministry of National Defence, in collaboration with the Greek innovation and technology company Crowdpolicy, is holding the 1st Innovation and Technology Competition with the intention of mobilising the productive forces of our country by highlighting new, original and innovative ideas/proposals based on new technologies that enable innovation to be a competitive advantage in the Defence Sector, thus supporting both the Armed Forces and the Domestic Defence Industry. The concept of the competition is the Situational Awareness Innovation.
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On Thursday 26th May 2022, the Defence Innovation Challenge, 1st Innovation Competition of Ministry of Defence was completed with the award ceremony
Creating an ecosystem and developing a culture of innovation in its field National Defense.
Highlight smart and innovative solutions to meet the challenges posed faced by the Armed Forces.
Utilization of new emerging technologies.
Production of innovation to create defense capabilities that will support the country in the future.
Interconnection with the technological innovation and entrepreneurship community of our country.
Support for youth and innovative entrepreneurship, opportunities for young people.
« Situational Awareness Innovation »
Awareness of the operational situation, both for friendly and hostile forces, is one of the most important parameters for the successful conduct of a military operation and the current practices with which it is achieved can be improved with ideas and solutions belonging to a wide range of research areas (eg software, sensors, surveillance systems, communication protocols, human resource management, business units and systems, information traffic security, etc.).
Indicative Thematic Areas
The thematic areas - in which each proposal can be included - are divided, not on the basis of the research area, but on the basis of their scope of application in military operations. Thus, the thematic areas are the following:
Each innovation proposal per thematic unit can fall within the following categories:
The above categories and thematic areas may concern the army, navy, airforce and space, either individually or in combination.
15th May 2021
Open Call and Submission of Ideas & Proposals
6 July 2021
15th Aug 2021
Closing of Submission of Proposals
Defence Tech Bootcamp
Final Evaluation and Conduct of the Conference
Submission of Issues and Problems
Defence Tech Bootcamp
Presentation of Ideas & Final Evaluation
Along with the innovation marathon, we will be holding online creativity competitions for children and pupils, starting with a painting and crafts competition on #stayhome.
The proposal that will collect the highest score will receive a prize of € 7,000.
The proposal with the second highest score will receive a prize of € 5,000.
The proposal with the third highest score will receive a prize of € 3,500
The proposal that will collect the highest score and will be submitted by a team that will be staffed exclusively by human resources at the age limit of 18-23, will be awarded the Youth Innovation Award and will receive a prize of € 2,500.
Retired Lieutenant General of the Hellenic Army
Deputy Director New Technologies, Intracom Defense
The Ministry of National Defense organizes the 1st Competition for Innovation and Technology in the field of Defense “Defense Innovation Challenge”, on the subject of Innovation in Situational Awareness Innovation. The Competition aims to highlight, promote and reward innovative ideas that will give a competitive advantage in the field of Defense, while supporting the Armed Forces.
Applications for the contestants will be open until August 1, 2021.
Yes, existing and new teams can certainly participate in the competition.
The competition is open to any natural person of Greek Citizenship, eighteen (18) years and over on the due date of the deadline for submission of proposals, who is a legal and permanent resident of Greece and is:
We invite any interested individual, group or company to participate in the marathon:
You can also express your interest in being a sponsor and / or sponsor, as well as a data provider.
The management team will tell you about the process.