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Corvers participates at NATO's NIAS19

Corvers participates at NATO's NIAS19

18 October 2019

On 15, 16 and 17 October NATO’s largest Cyber Security Conference, NIAS (NATO Information Assurance Symposium), organized by the NCI Agency, took place in Mons, Belgium. This 15th edition of the annual symposium focused on: ‘Digital transformation: smart machines for smarter decisions’.

Stephan Corvers was invited to join an interactive roundtable with different stakeholders from NATO, EU, public and private sectors to take stock of the benefits of and best practices in engaging Small businesses as a vectors of innovation, agility, niche capabilities and skills. Corvers acted as an advisor on innovation procurement including the SME dimension in his role of contractor for the European Assistance for Innovation Procurement initiative (EAFIP).


The roundtable focused on the benefits of mainstreaming SME perspective as means to mainstream innovation in organisations. Frederic Jordan, Head of the Capability Development Branch of Cyber Security at the NATO Communications and Information Agency facilitated the roundtable which was followed by kick-off contributions & moderated discussions with the audience.

Other participants were Mr François Du Cluzel de Remaurin of the Allied Command Transformation of NATO, Mr Andrew Peaty Innovation Partner for North Midlands and North Wales of the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory of the UK Ministry of Defence and Mr Marian Savu Policy Officer Industry Engagement and EU Policies of the Industry, Synergies and Enablers Directorate of the European Defence Agency.

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