In times when the world is still fighting the pandemic and all its economic and social consequences, Bioresponse, the topic of the NATO Innovation Challenge, with the participation of numerous institutions and individuals, provided a platform for exchanging creative and innovative solutions in the attempt to prevent and easily overcome potential biological risks and threats to humanity, intentional, but also caused by natural phenomena.
The Military Academy in cooperation with the NATO ACT Innovation Hub, on 28 June 2022, organized the contest to choose a winner from the ten finalists, who participated in the NATO Innovation Hub challenge, which is held twice a year and gathers the most successful concepts and solutions to contemporary problems, in order to support creative thinking among individuals, as well as companies aiming at development of new technologies as a response to modern risks and threats.
The jury, made up of experts from around the world, including two representatives of the Military Academy selected the company KROMEK as the winner of the challenge, MION came second, whereas Networkcentric – team of leaders took the third place. Three Macedonian teams ranked among the first ten finalists, which were recognized as the most successful and most innovative. The prizes for the first three places equaled USD 8500. The organizers emphasized that uniting efforts in solving global problems, as is the case with Bioresponse opens new horizons in NATO’s determination for ever stronger collective defense.