The finals for the 2022 Defence Innovation Competition: Into Space, will take place on November 30 in the National Military Museum in Soest.
- 10:00 entrance and welcome
- 11:00 start programme, followed by lunch and some time to enjoy the museum when the judges discuss the winner
- 15:00 winner will be announced and afterwards, there is some time to network with the Dutch Ministry of Defence
- 16:30 end of the event.
This event can be attended upon invitation or if you want to join you can apply by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
About the competition
The Defence Innovation Competition is an annual competition for innovative ideas with potential added value for the Defence domain. To stimulate the Dutch space ecosystem and to help the Ministry of Defence to increase its capabilities in the space domain, the Ministry of Defence challenges this year Dutch startups and SMEs from the space industry to come up with innovative ideas that add value to the military domain. The Ministry of Defence organises this edition of the innovation competition together with the NL Space Campus.
On 14 July, the information day for this year’s Innovation Competition will take place at the NL Space Campus in Noordwijk and is open to all startups and SMEs interested in participating. The winning concept for the Defence Innovation Competition 2022 can win € 200,000,-. The finale takes place on November 30.
Background: The Dutch Ministry of Defence is currently a relatively small player in the space domain with limited resources of its own. With the ambition to change this in the coming years, they are looking for new, creative and out-of-the-box ideas to grow the Defence and Military Space domain.
In order to stimulate the Dutch space ecosystem and help the Ministry of Defence to increase its capabilities in the space domain, this year’s innovation competition is focusing on the space industry. The Ministry of Defence organises this edition of the innovation competition together with the NL Space Campus. By winning the Defence Innovation Competition 2022, an amount of € 200,000 is made available to implement the chosen project proposal together with the Ministry of Defence.
More info about the process: https://www.defensie.nl/onderwerpen/innovatie/defensie-innovatie-competitie