You have the tools and know-how to save lives, property and the environment
Your solution is at an advanced stage of development (TRL 6 - TRL 9), is already trialled or even applied in real situations
Your company is registered in a European Union or Associated country
The Crisis Management Innovation Network Europe (CMINE) and the DRIVER+ project organise a competition for Crisis Management solutions with high innovation potential. The competition is expected to stimulate the uptake of innovative solutions, encourage synergies and cooperation between various projects and reduce the fragmentation in the Crisis Management domain.
We invite all interested solution providers to register for the competition by uploading the solution description with supporting evidence on the Portfolio of Solutions: https://pos.driver-project.eu/ and allowing the publication of the information on the CMINE platform: https://www.cmine.eu/
Submission deadline: 20 January 2020
Evaluation and decisions: 29 January 2020
Information of the winners: 30 January 2020
Winners’ presentation at the DRIVER+ Final Conference: 19 February 2020
What are the benefits for solution providers?
The information of all entries will be available to hundreds of professionals throughout Europe, and disseminated widely within the crisis management community.
The three winners will be granted an exhibition booth at the DRIVER+ Advanced Crisis Management Conference (Final Conference) on 19-20 February 2020, that will bring 300 crisis management professionals to Brussels, and will have a slot to present their solution during Day 1 of the conference.
The travel expenses of two participants per solution will be reimbursed by the DRIVER+ project.
How will the entries be evaluated?
All entries will be evaluated by a jury, comprised of practitioners, solution providers, researchers, and standardisation and innovation experts. In the composition of the jury adequate care is taken to avoid potential conflicts of interest. In addition, all members of the CMINE can cast a vote.
We will use three evaluation criteria:
- Proven/potential contribution to crisis management and disaster risk reduction
- Contribution to crisis management innovation
The final decision will be made by averaging the results of the “popular vote” on CMINE and the jury’s evaluation.
TO SUBMIT YOUR SOLUTION, click here.
For all requests related to the Portfolio of Solutions (PoS): https://pos.driver-project.eu/en/form/helpdesk?origin=https%3A//pos-dev.driver-project.eu/about/contest&destination=/about/contest
For general inquiries on the competition: firstname.lastname@example.org