September Tech to Protect Challenge Winners Announced

13 Teams Recognized at Nationwide Regional Codeathons held Sept. 27-29, 2019


Congratulations to the September Tech to Protect Challenge winners who were recognized for their innovative technologies developed at the regional codeathons held September 27-29. Participants attended events in Washington D.C.; Chicago, IL; Denver, CO;  and College Station, TX, to connect, collaborate and create for emergency responder communications. 

Teams spent three days coding to solve public safety challenges from a diverse set of 10 contest technical areas. Local public safety officials and leading technology companies served as resources, judges, and reviewers to help participants develop solutions to address the current needs of firefighters, EMS and law enforcement—all with the goal to improve the safety of communities nationwide. 

Winning teams and new participants are encouraged to compete in the Tech to Protect Online Contest, open now through November 15. Spots are also still available for the second round of regional codeathons to be held November 1-3 in Miami, FL; New York, NY; Seattle, WA; San Francisco, CA; Los Angeles, CA; and Pittsburgh, PA. Each regional codeathon focuses on early stage prototype development, and anticipates awarding up to $35,000 in cash prizes to participants.

Register today! Don’t miss your chance to win a share of up to $2.2 million in cash prizes and impact the future of public safety communications! 

Join us in celebrating the winning solutions for each regional codeathon! 

CHICAGO, IL 

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

  • Zenext
    Top Overall #1 ($10,000), Best in Class Contest 6 ($1,000)

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

  • Push to Talk Private and Group Calls
    Top Overall #2 ($7,500), Best in Class Contest 2 ($1,000)

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

  • Fire Safety in 3D
    Top Overall #3 ($5,000), Best in Class Contest 5 ($1,000)

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

  • T2P.Contest 10
    Best in Class Contest 10 ($1,000)

 

COLLEGE STATION, TX

 Contest 9: Making the Case: Proactive image Protection 

  • Harris County Proactive Image Protection
    Top Overall #1 ($10,000), Best in Class Contest 9 ($1,000)

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

  • Virtual Patient Tagging Using Face Detection in Mass Casualty
    Top Overall #2 ($7,500), Best in Class Contest 10 ($1,000)

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

  • Dream Team Maps
    Top Overall #3 ($5,000), Best in Class Contest 4 ($1,000)

 

DENVER, CO

Contest 9: Making the Case: Proactive Image Protection 

  • Corroborator
    Top Overall #1 ($10,000), Best in Class Contest 9 ($1,000)

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

  • Home Pro(Tech)
    Top Overall #2 ($7,500), Best in Class Contest 5 ($1,000)

Contest 7: Sensor Integration: Monitoring Emergency Responders’ Health

  • HeartLink – Realtime Emergency Responder Database
    Top Overall #3 ($5,000), Best in Class Contest 7 ($1,000)

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

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

 

WASHINGTON, D.C.  

Contest 9: Making the Case: Proactive Image Protection 

  • SIM Based Image Authentication
    Top Overall #1 ($10,000), Best in Class ($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)