Canada - NATO Innovation Challenge Fall 2021: Cognitive Warfare

Published on Oct 21, 2021
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Are you a startup, an academic team or a SME working on a solution to secure the cognitive domain from attacks aimed at manipulating human behaviour and sow disunity within civil society?

Join us for an informational webinar on October 5th as Canada hosts the Fall 2021 NATO Innovation Challenge organized by Canadian Special Operations Forces Command (CANSOFCOM), Innovation for Defence Excellence and Security (IDEaS) and the NATO Allied Command Transformation (ACT) iHub.
Innovators will have the opportunity to familiarize themselves with the concept of Cognitive Warfare as well as the Innovation Challenge’s eligibility requirements, application process and timeline.

For innovators wishing to apply or get more general and Canadian-specific information regarding the Fall 2021 NATO Innovation Challenge, we invite you to check the links below:


Canadian specifics:

To apply:

If you have more questions please email LCdr Shekhar Gothi at: [email protected]

1) François du Cluzel: Francois du Cluzel is the NATO Innovation Hub manager. After a long experience in the French Army as a light armoured cavalry officer, he was assigned to Supreme Allied Command of Transformation (Norfolk,Virginia) in August 2013, where he contributed to the creation of the Innovation Hub.

2) Maj Andy Bonvie: Major Bonvie currently serves as the commanding officer for C Squadron at the Canadian Special Operations Training Centre, where his portfolio covers all aspects of recruiting for Canada’s Special Operations Forces and where he seeks to centralize and increase efficiency of CANSOFCOM’s recruiting processes.

3) LCol (Ret’d) Marie-Pierre Raymond : Marie-Pierre Raymond serves as Defence Scientist and Innovation Portfolio Manager for the CAF Innovation for Defence Excellence and Security (IDEaS) Program. Leveraging her scientific background and military experience she has been actively engaged in establishing linkages between CAF operators and solution generators, both internally and with industry to meet Canadian Defence and Security challenges against ever-evolving threats.

4) LCdr Shekhar Gothi: In September 2018, LCdr Gothi joined the Canadian Special Operations Forces Command as its Innovation Officer for Southern Ontario. Previously, From 2013 until 2015 he was the Officer in Charge of the Canadian Defence Academy Headquarters Detachment Borden which oversees the management of the Basic Training List (BTL) Management and the Subsidized University Training List for the Canadian Armed Forces.

5) Garrick Ngai: Garrick Ngai is an international marketing executive specialising in the aerospace and defence sector. He is a Vice President and Director of the NAOC and is currently an adviser to the Canadian Department of National Defence. Garrick’s past international marketing assignments include the International Civil Aviation Organization, the Canada-China Business Council, L3 Harris, NATO, and management consultancy in the US. Garrick is an MBA graduate from the Schulich School of Business at York University and is a Fellow at the UK Chartered Institute of Marketing.

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