Bushfire resilience Through technology innovation

A New Platform for Bushfire Technology Innovation

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.

It is founded on the belief that adopting breakthrough technologies can rapidly build bushfire resilience in regional communities and avert future catastrophes.

Firetech Connect provides a platform to partners including emergency services agencies, enterprises and regional councils for trialling innovative bushfire technologies. The platform comprises:

  • A pre-qualified global network of over 70 technology solution providers
  • Project funding and RFP framework for conducting pilot trials
  • A Living Laboratory in which solutions can be trialled and assessed

Your Platform

For Innovation & Collaboration

A Global Network of
Solution Providers

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.

Living Laboratory
for trialling 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.

Project Funding
for running Pilot Trials

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.


Connections, Data & Events

Connect With Your
Industry Peers

The online network for bushfire technology professionals around the world with curated content including news, company updates, case studies and procurement opportunities.

Valuable Data Feeds
For Members

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.

Industry Events

Keynote opportunity to pitch your solution to a global network of emergency response agencies at the FireTech International Conference in November 2020.