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.
and help emergency responders save lives
Help emergency responders save lives by advancing the future of public safety communications.
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New Initiative Invites Public to Develop Cutting-Edge Solutions for Emergency Responders
BOULDER, Colo. — The Tech to Protect Challenge announced today the launch of its national innovation contest aimed at advancing public safety communications. The contest is set to take place in 10 U.S. cities in late 2019. The event introduces coding contests designed to foster technology solutions that will aid emergency responders in serving and protecting communities nationwide.