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Charter of the Defence Innovation Accelerator for the North Atlantic – Diana Program

Written by Rossella Muzzeddu

Allied foreign ministers met in Brussels on 6 -7 April 2022 and approved the Charter of the Defence Innovation Accelerator for the North Atlantic or DIANA. 

DIANA will bring industry, start-up companies and academia together to research new dual-use technologies to solve critical defence and security challenges. 

The alliance has also announced additions to the technology list DIANA will focus on what NATO has identified as priorities, including artificial intelligence, big-data processing, quantum-enabled technologies, autonomy, biotechnology, novel materials and space. (NATO website, 2022).