On Monday (18 October 2021), NATO’s Deputy Secretary General Mircea Geoană met with Hungary’s Minister for Innovation and Technology László Palkovics at NATO Headquarters to discuss how the Alliance will maintain its technological edge.
They exchanged views on how NATO is investing in the latest technologies and measures to further enhance innovation. The Deputy Secretary General thanked the Minister for Hungary’s commitment to innovation and helping to ensure that NATO is ready to face emerging and disruptive technologies in the future.
Mr Geoană noted that NATO’s work includes the adoption of a new cyber defence policy, and agreement on the launch of a Defence Innovation Accelerator for the North Atlantic (DIANA) and the creation of a NATO Innovation Fund, which will help enhance cooperation with academia and start-ups developing dual-use technologies. These topics will be addressed at the upcoming meeting of NATO Ministers of Defence on 21 and 22 October.