Today’s First Responders (FR) are using technology of the past. During their primary mission of saving lives and preserving society’s safety and security, FRs face a multitude of challenges, often dealing with life-threatening situations, hazardous environments, uncharted surroundings and limited awareness. Threats and hazards evolve rapidly, crossing municipalities, regions and nations with speed and ease. FR tools holistically enhance their protection and augment their operational capacities, assisting them in saving lives as well as ensuring their safe return from the disaster scene. INGENIOUS will develop, integrate, test, deploy and validate a Next Generation Integrated Toolkit (NGIT) for Collaborative Response, which ensures high level of Protection & Augmented Operational Capacity to respond to the disaster scene. This will comprise a multitude of the tools and services required: (1) for enabling protection of the FRs with respect to their health, safety and security; (2) for enhancing their operational capacities by offering them with means to conduct various response tasks and missions boosted with autonomy, automation, precise positioning, optimal utilisation of available resources and upgraded awareness and sense-making; (3) for allowing shared response across FR teams and disciplines by augmenting their field of view, information sharing and communications between teams and with victims. INGENIOUS is part of the initiative “H2020-EU.3.7.5: Increase Europe’s resilience to crises and disasters” and the topic “SU-DRS02-2018-2019-2020: Technologies for first responders” (H2020-SU-SEC-2018). It is a Research and Innovation Action (RIA) with a duration of 36 months, from September 2019.
Consortium: Institute of Communications and Computer Systems – ICCS (Greece), Universiteit Twente (Netherlands), Deutsches Zentrum Fuer Luft – Und Raumfahrt EV (Germany), Diginext (France), Fundacion Tekniker (Spain), Exus S.A. (Greece), SINTEF AS (Norway), Center for Research & Technology Hellas – CERTH (Greece), Totalforvarets Forskningsinstitut (Sweden), SATWAYS Ltd (Greece), Alpes Lasers S.A. (Switzerland), Technische Universitaet Wien – TUW (Austria), CY.R.I.C Cyprus Research & Innovation Center Ltd – CYRIC (Cyprus), Universitat Pompeu Fabra (Spain), SingularLogic S.A. (Greece), Korea Institute of Robot & Convergence (S. Korea), Gobierno Vasco – Dept. Seguridad (Spain), Assistance Publique – Hopitaux de Paris (France), Sodertorns Branforsvarsforbund (Sweden), I.S.A.R. Stiftung Gemeinnutzige UG – Haftungsbeschrankt GMBH (Germany), Police Service of Northern Ireland (UK), Hellenic Rescue Team of Attica – HRTA (Greece), Trilateral Research Ltd (Ireland).