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Tehnopol’s launch of the Defence Innovation Accelerator for the North Atlantic (DIANA) in Estonia on June 19!

Tehnopol’s launch of the Defence Innovation Accelerator for the North Atlantic (DIANA) in Estonia on June 19!

Join us for the launch of NATO DIANA in Tallinn, a groundbreaking accelerator programme to support startups developing dual-use technologies for both defence and civilian applications.

Date: June 19
Time: 10 AM – 11.30 AM
Venue: Tehnopol, Teaduspargi 6/1, room Saturn
Format: Hybrid (on the spot + online)


The event is open to all startups, support organizations, and media interested in learning more about the programme and its objectives.

The representatives from Tehnopol and the partners will introduce the accelerator programme. They will share insights into the programme’s mission and objectives, with a particular focus on the three main focus areas it seeks to foster in its pilot year:

  • Energy Resilience
  • Secure Information Sharing
  • Sensing and Surveillance

NATO DIANA offers:

  • Equity-free development grant
  • Top-notch training program
  • International mentorpool
  • Access to approx. 100 NATO test centres
  • Possibility for additional investments through pre-scouted investors and €1bn NATO Innovation Fund
  • And more!

The accelerator in Estonia will be led by the Tehnopol Startup Incubator working together with the Tartu Science Park and Startup Wise Guys.



10:00 – 10.45 Launching NATO DIANA Challenges & Grants

Kadri Tammai, the Head of the DIANA-affiliated accelerator in Estonia
Professor Deeph Chana, Managing Director of DIANA (via online)
Bernadette Johnson, PhD, Senior Challenge Manager of DIANA (via online)
Pirko Konsa, Member of the Board at Tartu Science Park

10:45 – 11:00 NATO Innovation Fund – Sille Pettai, Fund Manager at SmartCap

11:00 – 11:10 Milrem – Raul Rikk, Science and Development Director at Milrem

11:10 – 11:20 Threod – Arno Vaik, CEO at Threod

11:20 – 11:30 SensusQ – Marko Kaseleht, CEO and Co-Founder at SensusQ


Join us on June 19 in Tallinn, Science and Business Park Tehnopol or online!


To learn more about DIANA and register your interest, visit


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Source: Tehnopol