NIDV Innovation Challenge
This year, the NEDS will once again host the NIDV innovation challenge. On November 17th, several start-ups will meet in the RDM warehouse. There, they will present their solutions to operational innovation issues that were presented to them by the ministry of defence.
The two innovation challenges for 2021 are drone-swarm technology and the storage, transportation and use of hydrogen as an energy carrier under operational circumstances. The prize for this challenge is guidance and the offer of exposure at certain events. For example, the NIDV sustainability event that will be held in cooperation with several other parties in 2022 or the NIDV work conference ‘Drones for Defence and Security’ which will be held the same year in Twente.
The winner will be announced on November 18th and visitors to the NEDS can meet an additional twenty startups on the innovation square during the event.
In 2020, Dynaxion won the innovation challenge. Quinteq Energy and X-Systems also made it to the finals that year.