Le Gouvernement du Grand-Duché du Luxembourg

NATO Defence Innovation Accelerator for the North Atlantic (DIANA)

Scale up your dual-use technologies (civil/defence)

Apply for funding and acceleration support to develop your impactful dual-use technological solutions that meet NATO’s defence and security needs.

Have you developed great technologies that can be used both for civil purposes and for defence and security?

The acceleration programme of NATO’s defence innovation accelerator DIANA offers grant funding, access to test centres, mentoring, contacts with investor networks to innovators from NATO member nations that are developing emerging and disruptive dual-use solutions. 

The top performers among the selected participants will gain exposure to government and military buyers in 31 allied nations.

We can help you determine whether DIANA is a suitable opportunity for your company and guide you in setting up your project. 

In addition, we can explain how to best fill out the application, provide training on pitching successfully and advise on legal and financial matters.  

Key benefits

Benefit from the following advantages:

  • Access to a network of +90 test centres and +15 accelerator programmes
  • Up to €400,000 of funding for the most successful participants
  • Support from the NATO Science and Technology Board for validating your civil technology in a dual-use context and scaling up your solutions for defence and security purposes
  • Access to NATO markets through follow-on contracts and capability development through a rapid adoption service

Who can benefit?

The DIANA programme targets start-ups and small and medium-sized companies (SMEs) headquartered in a NATO member nation that fulfil all eligibility criteria. We support applicants headquartered in Luxembourg.

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Interested in applying?

Feel free to contact us for further information and guidance. We are available to discuss the potential of your dual-use technologies, as well as how this funding measure and others would best fit into your long-term strategy.

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