The INTREPID project is part of the EU Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation initiative “Secure societies - Protecting freedom and security of Europe and its citizens” and, more specifically, the EC Work programme SU-DRS02-2018-2019-2020 “Technologies for first responders”.
Resilience is critical to enable the EU authorities to take proper measures in response to a severe disaster, either natural (including climate-related extreme events) or man-made. To create a more disaster-resilient society and reduce the potential damages, it is important to be able to rely on novel and innovative technologies that are affordable, accepted by the citizens, and customized and implemented for the cross-sectoral needs of First responders.
The main objective of the Work topic “Technologies for first responders” is to propose novel and innovative solutions that will improve Disaster Management and Crisis Resolution capabilities of our society and help protect First responders against multiple and unexpected dangers in the immediate aftermath of a disaster.
Several (hundreds) proposals from different consortia have been submitted in response to this work topic, but only 10 of them have received funding from the European Union. Each of these projects involves various industrial and academic partners as well as end users from different countries and brings its unique value to the market. However, at the same time, all of these projects are like pieces of the same puzzle, they complement each other to strengthen preparedness and resilience of Public Protection and Disaster Relief (PPDR) agencies.
A 7 EU-funded projects have joined forces to create Safety F.I.R.S.T (First Responder Support Technologies) cluster, with the valuable support of the Horizon Results Booster.
The aim is to develop and test new technologies to help First Responders' efficiency and effectiveness in their missions.
To know more, you can check our newsletter, our video and members presentation below.
SAFETY F.I.R.S.T. presentation video
Supported by CMINE, this cluster is gathering 12 European projects, toward the same objective: to improve First Responders' safety, and efficiency! Launched in April 2023, the different projects focus on developing and testing technologies to enhance the safety of First Responders and improve their effectiveness and efficiency. The goal of the cluster is to promote good research practices through collaboration and recognize opportunities for effectiveness, where appropriate, through combined activities such as dissemination events.