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Deadline: November 15, 2019 00:00 (CET)| Register here
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Eligibility: Thinkers, inventors, and innovators with diverse backgrounds who share a common interest in creating technology that can improve the safety of their communities. Regardless of your skill level, you are encouraged to use your talents and join researchers, scientists and emergency responders in advancing technologies and applications for public safety.

Tech to Protect Challenge 2019

Join this open innovation opportunity – in person or online – for a chance to win cash prizes and help emergency responders improve the safety of communities nationwide.

Moving Public Safety Communications into the Future

Public safety agencies across America are comprised of men and women dedicated to keeping people and communities safe.

Their daily life-saving response—from natural disasters to daily incidents—is selfless and inspiring. They require secure, reliable and innovative communication technologies to fulfill their mission.

The Tech to Protect Challenge is a national open innovation contest designed to support the work of emergency responders, including EMS, firefighters and law enforcement, by connecting with creative individuals and collaborating to create new technologies for the future of public safety communications.

The Tech to Protect Challenge welcomes individuals with diverse experience and expertise to help save lives in your community by creating new technology that is progressive, easy to use and dependable.

Connect, collaborate and create technology for emergency responders

The Tech to Protect Challenge, implemented by the RedFlash Group and SecondMuse under contract with the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s (NIST) Public Safety Communications Research (PSCR) Division, is a national open innovation contest designed to help emergency responders—including EMS, firefighters and police—accomplish their mission to serve and protect our communities nationwide.

Join entrepreneurs, inventors, and innovators with diverse backgrounds who share a common interest in creating technology that can improve the safety of their communities.

Regardless of your area or level of expertise, we invite you to use your talents and join researchers, scientists, and emergency responders in advancing technologies and applications for public safety.

Prizes

UP TO $2,200,000 IN PRIZES

Prizes available for online, in-person and National Contest winners to incentivize innovation and help emergency responders save lives

  • $350,000
    The total prize purse for all codeathons
  • $650,000
    The total national prize purse for the Demonstration Round Contest
  • $1,200,000
    The total national prize purse for the Seed Round 
and Progress Round Contests

Interested in attending the Tech to Protect Challenge 2019? Register your participation by following the registration link and taking the suggested steps.


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