On Friday, 18 December 2020, New Strategy Center organized the PatriotFest Forum, an online event attended by members of the PatriotFest community (prizewinners and competitors of this national innovation contest) and representatives of national security institutions.

There were discussed some topics of great interest to those involved in innovation and applied research dedicated to the security: how to participate in projects funded by the EU Defense Fund, the working groups of the European Defense Agency and how to participate in some of the activities of these groups, the NATO Strategy on emerging and disruptive technologies.

We underline that this year’s national innovation contest PatriotFest was postponed to 2021 due to the Covid-19 pandemic, all information and training activities being carried out online.

PatriotFest is a project initiated by the New Strategy Center Association and organized since 2017, with the support of several institutional partners in the field of national security: The Ministry of National Defense, the Ministry of Interior, the Romanian Intelligence Service, the Special Telecommunications Service and the Protection and Guard Service.