DIANA, NATO’s innovation accelerator, doubles the size of its transatlantic network

On Thursday (14 March 2024), NATO’s Defence Innovation Accelerator for the North Atlantic (DIANA) announced a major expansion of its transatlantic network of accelerator sites and test centres.

DIANA’s network will now comprise 23 accelerator sites (up from 11) and 182 test centres (up from 90) in 28 Allied countries, augmenting DIANA’s capacity to support innovators from across the Alliance as they develop their technologies. Addressing media at NATO Headquarters on Thursday, Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg welcomed the addition of the new sites. “They will focus on solving some of our biggest defence and security challenges and sharpening our technological edge in areas ranging from Artificial Intelligence and cyber, to 5G, hypersonics, and autonomous systems”, he said.

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Source: NATO