NATO 'defence accelerator' coming to Latvia

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NATO 'defence accelerator' coming to Latvia

NATO’s Defence Innovation Accelerator for the North Atlantic (DIANA) program has announced a
major expansion of its network of accelerator sites, which will in future include one in Latvia for the first time.
DIANA’s network will now comprise 23 accelerator sites (up from 11) and among the newcomers is
UniLab Defence – a Rīga based DIANA program expected to start operations in 2025.
The accelerator site will be set by UniLab, a Latvian university business incubator that unites all
four Latvian science universities – Rīga Technical University, the University of Latvia, Riga
Stradiņš University and the Latvia University of Life Sciences and Technologies.

UniLab will collaborate with its strategic partner Accelerace, Danish venture capital and acceleration fund. UniLab Defence will focus on supporting startup companies developing dual-use technologies and
will provide training, funding and commercial advice to them. Latvian as well as international
companies from other NATO countries are expected to participate.
The accelerator will enable cooperation between the startups and the industry, National Armed
Forces, Ministry of Defense, NATO and other stakeholders and potential partners.




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