National defense and security institutions extend their cooperation with the civilian sector in the autonomous systems domain as well! PatriotFest, a national contest, is open to proposals from Romanian innovators and Romanian companies. The 2021 edition brings two new elements to the contest: a contest with two sections, and being open to applications from small and medium Romanian businesses. Innovators researching emergent and disruptive technologies, willing to contribute to strengthening national security, are invited to apply for the 2021 edition of PatriotFest. Organizers are interested in all types of autonomous systems – aerial, naval and terrestrial.
The two main contest sections are: