Be Informed has been selected as a winner of the NATO Communications and Information Agency (NCIA) Inaugural Defense Innovation Challenge. This international recognition ranks Be Informed among the top 10 most innovative small businesses of NATO’s digital division NCI Agency.
Be Informed’s winning proposal provides military units with real time information (data) from internet hubs. Be Informed continuously classifies information on potentially hostile parties derived from phone calls, emails and social media interaction and transform this information into adequate actions during field missions.
Small businesses and academia from all 28 member countries were invited last April to submit proposals for the Innovation Challenge. Out of 65 proposals a total of ten winners has been selected among which one Dutch company: Be Informed.
The companies that have been invited to participate are BOA certified by NATO. Be Informed received this certificate in February 2015 and is screened on conditions NATO sets for its suppliers. Be Informed submitted the winning proposal on behalf of SaS Software, a company offering advanced tools to visualize Analytics and Social Network Analytics.
On June 7, during a NATO event in Estonia, Be Informed will receive the Innovation Challenge Award awarded by NCI Agency General Manager Koen Gijsbers.