UniLab Defence
Uniting disruptors to shape a peaceful future.
UniLab Defence program
UniLab Defence is part of DIANA - Defence Innovation Accelerator for the North Atlantic, an organisation established by NATO to find and accelerate dual-use innovation capacity across the Alliance.
DIANA provides companies with the resources, networks and guidance to develop deep technologies to solve critical defence and security challenges, from operating in denied environments to tackling threats to our collective resilience.
Program features
Participating teams in UniLab Defence program gain accelerated financial support, invaluable market insights, specialized training tailored to defence industries, opportunities for corporate collaboration, and platforms to showcase their capabilities to potential partners.
  • Dual-Use focus
    Gain insights into the intricacies of and interrelations between the commercial and defence markets to establish a robust dual-use business model.
  • Mentorship
    Engage with experienced procurement professionals, operational end users, industry leaders and members of the Allied defence and security establishments in the NATO network.
  • Customer and market exploration
    Learn the methodologies to investigate new markets, work with end users and customers to understand their needs, and identify strategic opportunities in both commercial and defence markets.
  • Investor engagement
    Develop refined pitch decks, learn fundraising strategies and negotiation skills, and build relationships with trusted investors (including the NATO Innovation Fund).
  • Events and networking
    Participate in in-person events, online workshops, and local gatherings, fostering collaboration, knowledge sharing, and synergies among start-ups, industry partners, and end users.
  • Protection and risk mitigation
    Understand the importance of intellectual property protection, cybersecurity, and physical solutions to safeguard innovations and mitigate risks.
Advisors
Experienced representatives from the fields of business, science, and innovation help teams move towards their goals more intelligently and achieve better results.
Starting in early 2025, the UniLab Defence program will provide participating teams with accelerated financial support, market insights, specialized training for defence industries, corporate collaboration opportunities, and platforms to showcase their capabilities to potential partners.
Pre-registration
Starting in early 2025, the UniLab Defence program will provide participating teams with accelerated financial support, market insights, specialized training for defence industries, corporate collaboration opportunities, and platforms to showcase their capabilities to potential partners.
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