NIST PSCR Awards $180,000 at Tech to Protect Challenge November Codeathons

30 Teams Named Winners at Regional Events Held Nov. 1-3, 2019

Last weekend, teams of innovators from the east coast to the west coast of the U.S. coded technology solutions for emergency responders. Many cutting-edge submissions were judged by panels of public safety and technology leaders, with 30 teams winning hard-earned prizes totaling $180,000 by NIST PSCR.

The three-day hackathons took place in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, New York City, Pittsburgh and Miami. Each event fostered mass-collaboration with students, entrepreneurs, technologists and more, to create apps and software communication tools for emergency services personnel, firefighters and law enforcement—in their communities and nationwide.

Winning teams and new participants can still compete in the Tech to Protect Online Contest, open through November 15, 2019. Up to $1,850,000 in cash prizes will be awarded to those who submit by the deadline and finalists will be recognized at the National Award Event in Spring 2020. Register to participate here and submit entries here.

Congratulations to the November Tech to Protect winners listed below!

LOS ANGELES, CA

Contest 5: Fire Safety in 3D: Incentivizing Homeowners to Create Pre-Incident Plans

  • Fire Prep Kit
    Top Overall #1 ($10,000), Best in Class Contest 5 ($1,000)

Contest 9: Making the Case: Proactive Image Protection

  • Corroborator: Open and Trustless Data Verification
    Top Overall #2 ($7,500), Best in Class Contest 9 ($1,000)

Contest 3: Looking Under the Hood: Using Augmented Reality to Help Save Trapped Passengers

  • Extrication Buddy
    Top Overall #3 ($5,000), Best in Class Contest 3 ($1,000)

Contest 10: Organizing Chaos: Calming Catastrophe by Tracking Patient Triage

  • Triage Track
    Top Overall #4 ($2,500), Best in Class Contest 10 ($1,000)

Contest 2: No Need to Repeat: Delivering Mission Critical Communications

  • Trailblazer
    Best in Class Contest 2 ($1,000)

SAN FRANCISCO, CA

Contest 10: Organizing Chaos: Calming Catastrophe by Tracking Patient Triage

  • NAT
    Top Overall #1 ($10,000), Best in Class Contest 10 ($1,000)

Contest 9: Making the Case: Proactive Image Protection

  • SafeCam
    Top Overall #2 ($7,500), Best in Class Contest 9 ($1,000)

Contest 6: Voice to Commands to Virtual Assistants: Hands Free Device Control

  • Simba
    Top Overall #3 ($5,000), Best in Class Contest 6 ($1,000)

Contest 5: Fire Safety in 3D: Incentivizing Homeowners to Create Pre-Incident Plans

  • Insitue Observer
    Top Overall #4 ($2,500), Best in Class Contest 5 ($1,000)

Contest 1: 360 Degree View: A Mobile Dashboard for Your Network Security

  • Guardian
    Best in Class Contest 1 ($1,000)

SEATTLE, WA

Contest 8: No Coverage: Placing Deployable Networks in Emergencies

  • Front Ranger
    Top Overall #1 ($10,000), Best in Class Contest 8 ($1,000)

Contest 9: Making the Case: Proactive Image Protection

  • Fraud Busters
    Top Overall #2 ($7,500), Best in Class Contest 9 ($1,000)

Contest 10: Organizing Chaos: Calming Catastrophe by Tracking Patient Triage

  • ATOMIC: Assisted Triage Online for MCI Incident Commander
    Top Overall #3 ($5,000), Best in Class Contest 10 ($1,000)

Contest 4: Got You Covered: Mapping LTE Capabilities to Save Lives

  • Who Knows LTE Signal Strength
    Top Overall #4 ($2,500), Best in Class Contest 4 ($1,000)

Contest 2: No Need to Repeat: Delivering Mission Critical Communications

  • Mission Critical: Push to Talk
    Best in Class Contest 2 ($1,000)

NEW YORK, NY

Contest 2: No Need to Repeat: Delivering Mission Critical Communications

  • Next-Gen MCPTT: Speak, Don’t Wait! Receive-Store-Replay! Don’t Miss Anything!
    Top Overall #1 ($10,000), Best in Class Contest 2 ($1,000)

Contest 9: Making the Case: Proactive Image Protection

  • Authim: SIM based image authentication
    Top Overall #2 ($7,500), Best in Class Contest 9 ($1,000)

Contest 7: Sensor Integration: Monitoring Emergency Responders’ Health

  • NAVI
    Top Overall #3 ($5,000), Best in Class Contest 7 ($1,000)

Contest 10: Organizing Chaos: Calming Catastrophe by Tracking Patient Triage

  • Triige
    Top Overall #4 ($2,500), Best in Class Contest 10 ($1,000)

Contest 5: Fire Safety in 3D: Incentivizing Homeowners to Create Pre-Incident Plans

  • Planning and Fire Safety with Virtual Environments
    Best in Class Contest 5 ($1,000)

Contest 6: Voice to Commands to Virtual Assistants: Hands Free Device Control

  • First Responder Jarvis
    Best in Class Contest 6 ($1,000)

PITTSBURGH, PA

Contest 5: Fire Safety in 3D: Incentivizing Homeowners to Create Pre-Incident Plans

  • ALIKE Fire Safety Cloud Service
    Top Overall #1 ($10,000), Best in Class Contest 5 ($1,000)

Contest 1: 360 Degree View: A Mobile Dashboard for Your Network Security

  • Secure Matrix
    Top Overall #2 ($7,500), Best in Class Contest 1 ($1,000)

Contest 6: Voice to Commands to Virtual Assistants: Hands Free Device Control

  • Zenext: Voice Command Virtual Assistant
    Top Overall #3 ($5,000), Best in Class Contest 6 ($1,000)

Contest 9: Making the Case: Proactive Image Protection

  • Effective Media
    Top Overall #4 ($2,500), Best in Class Contest 9 ($1,000)

MIAMI, FL

Contest 7: Sensor Integration: Monitoring Emergency Responders’ Health

  • Proactive Biometric Monitoring
    Top Overall #1 ($10,000), Best in Class Contest 7 ($1,000)

Contest 6: Voice to Commands to Virtual Assistants: Hands Free Device Control

  • Apollo AI
    Top Overall #2 ($7,500), Best in Class Contest 6 ($1,000)

Contest 10: Organizing Chaos: Calming Catastrophe by Tracking Patient Triage

  • Who’s Who: An RFID & AR Approach to Organize Chaos
    Top Overall #3 ($5,000), Best in Class Contest 10 ($1,000)

Contest 6: Voice to Commands to Virtual Assistants: Hands Free Device Control

  • Voice Assistant
    Top Overall #4 ($2,500)

Contest 1: 360 Degree View: A Mobile Dashboard for Your Network Security

  • Mobile Device Security Dashboard
    Best in Class Contest 1 ($1,000)

Contest 9: Making the Case: Proactive Image Protection

  • Harris County PIP
    Best in Class Contest 9 ($1,000)