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«Up out of the city» and into the Challenge

«Create the Future»! This year, the STA, together with the Armed Forces and armasuisse Science and Technology, is once again conducting a challenge. You can submit your ideas on one of the four challenges concerning the future capabilities of the Swiss Armed Forces until 3 October 2022.

06.09.2022 | armasuisse Science and Technology, Innovation and Processes

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On 6 September 2022, the Swiss Society for Technology and the Armed Forces STA, together with the Armed Forces and armasuisse Science and Technology, held its Innovation Day at the Gurtenpark in Bern. This event was also the starting signal for this year's "Create the Future" Challenge. In order for the Swiss Armed Forces to be able to ensure their capabilities of the future, innovative and groundbreaking ideas, products and tools are needed.

To participate in this challenge, submit your idea on the following presented challenges by 3 October 2022:

1. emulation of military voice communication systems

2. AI-assisted situational awareness and alerting

3. image recognition and classification of objects

4. human enhancement with exoskeletons

A separate form must be completed for each challenge.
Use the official entry form for this purpose: 

Procedure STA Create the Future Challenge 2022

What Deadline
STA Create the Future – Presentation Topics

06 September 2022

Deadline for submission of proposed solutions

03 October 2022

Final evaluation; invitation to pitch or rejection

31 October 2022

Pitch of the invited solution proposals;
Recommendation for implementation to Innovation Board V

November 2022

Implementation decision by Innovation Board V

07 December 2022

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