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Tech to Protect Challenge: November Winners

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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 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. 

Congratulations to the November Tech to Protect winners listed below!

Los Angeles, CA

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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 #1 ($10,000), Best in Class Contest #5 ($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

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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 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 4 ($1,000)

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

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

Seattle, WA

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Contest 8: No Coverage: Placing Deployable Networks in Emergencies

  • Front Range: 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

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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

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

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

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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)

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

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 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) 

 

Created March 4, 2020, Updated March 5, 2020