Powerful new bushfire resilience solutions incorporating technologies like AI, Drones, IOT devices, Robotics and Satellites have the potential to help avert future catastrophes in regional communities, however, proving their efficacy for real world usage is a major barrier to their adoption in disaster management.
After almost burning down in the bushfires of September 2019, Noosa Council's Digital Hub created the Firetech Connect program to accelerate the adoption of promising bushfire resilience technologies by emergency response agencies, enterprises and local governments.
Firetech Connect provides a platform to partners including emergency services agencies, enterprises and regional councils for trialling innovative bushfire technologies. The platform comprises:
Over 80 pre-qualified technology companies with solutions for mitigation, response and recovery including satellite, drones, environmental sensors, robotic cameras, artificial intelligence, and other next generation solutions.
Trial physical solutions in a fit-for-purpose Bushland Lab with the support of partner authorities, and a Data Lab where solutions for prediction, detection, analysis, co-ordination & communication can be trialled & showcased.
Firetech's enterprise partners contribute funding which is pooled in the commercialisation fund for subsidising pilot trials that have been prioritised by stakeholders, via a lightweight RFP process.
The online network for bushfire technology professionals around the world with curated content including news, company updates, case studies and procurement opportunities.
Tap into data from environmental sensors, detection cameras and other devices deployed in our Living Lab for use in ground truthing, algorithm tuning, and training machine learning models.
Keynote opportunity to pitch your solution to a global network of emergency response agencies at the FireTech International Conference in November 2020.