NATO Innovation Fund
What are the benefits?
NIF is a standalone EUR 1 billion venture capital fund supporting ambitious founders developing emerging and disruptive technologies. For us, high-impact verticals include artificial intelligence (AI), biotechnology, energy & propulsion, manufacturing, and space.
NIF is passionate about autonomy, hypersonics, new materials and quantum, and want to shore up cutting-edge hardware and software.
Who is eligible?
- Startups, businesses, founders developing innovative solutions in defence and security sectors
- Businesses, startups developing dual-use products, services.
The NATO Innovation Fund (NIF) was created to supercharge the Alliance’s unique innovation ecosystems. Allied talent and research in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) are world-leading, but the market to support deep tech innovation is underfunded. With the NIF, we are creating a commercialisation machine in both the private and public sectors, backing innovators to secure the future for the Alliance's 1 billion citizens.
NIF's focus is on:
• Hypersonic Systems
• Novel materials&Manufacturing
• Next -Generation Communications