As the commercial sector overtakes the traditional defence/security industry in the pace of innovation, government agencies and industry primes are increasingly leveraging technologies from startups/scaleups to tackle current and future challenges.
To discuss this shift in NatSec procurement, the NATO Association of Canada and the Defence and Security Labs are proud to host a virtual panel gathering the NATO Communications and Information Agency and representatives from the three Canadian startups that participated in the latest NATO Innovation Challenge pitch day.
Following pitches by the three finalists and a presentation on the procurement process for SMEs by NCIA, all panelists will be invited to exchange takeaways on best practices regarding NatSec open innovation followed by a Q&A period.
This virtual event will be of great interest to entrepreneurs, industry, and investors considering entering the NatSec open innovation space and more specifically NATO’s innovation ecosystem.
Meet Our Speakers:
Ramee Mossa (Tristar Multicopters)
As a drone designer and full-stack web developer, Ramee has designed and developed advanced technology prototypes including several high-performance drones, one of which is patent-pending and constitutes the basis for Tristar's product. Previous work includes software development, technology advisory roles within MNCs, and public policy advising with municipal governments. Ramee earned his graduate degree in Political Science with honours from the University of London’s School of Oriental and African Studies.
Melissa Clark (IMRSV Data Labs)
Henry Leung (Complex System Inc.)