On Friday (22 October 2021) Allies launched the NATO Innovation Fund to invest in cutting-edge technologies. The fund is expected to invest 1 billion euros with innovators across the Alliance working on emerging and disruptive technologies.
In tandem, NATO is creating a Defence Innovation Accelerator for the North Atlantic, DIANA, which will provide a network of technology test centres and accelerator sites to better harness civilian innovation for our security. NATO Defence Ministers also agreed the Alliance’s first Artificial Intelligence strategy, which includes standards of responsible use of Al, in accordance with international law. Ministers also met with NATO’s close partners Finland, Sweden and the European Union to discuss global challenges and how to further strengthen our cooperation.
Read the Secretary General’s remarks here