INCLUSIVE SAFETY COMMUNITIES

How might we match the right citizen to the right emergency situation in order to help professionals and create a community that contributes to safety?


APPLICATIONS OPEN
January 20




ODYSSEY CONNECT
February 4-5




APPLICATIONS CLOSE
February 24




WORKSHOPS
April-May-June




HACKATHON
September 11 – 13




ODYSSEY IGNITE
October




APPLICATIONS OPEN
January 20




ODYSSEY CONNECT
February 4-5




APPLICATIONS CLOSE
February 24




WORKSHOPS
April-May-June




HACKATHON
September 11 – 13




ODYSSEY IGNITE
October



THE CHALLENGE

Create a privacy by design data sharing infrastructure, enabling anyone and anything to share relevant (personal) data during specific incidents and crises. Therefore, allowing both citizens and professionals to help resolve emergency situations based on their skills, expertise and means.

CONTEXT

It is unacceptable that in these days of connectivity, relevant information about specific needs and available expertise is not available in emergency situations. In order to realize an optimal approach in and towards an emergency situation, data has to be shared. Data of potential victims and of willing and able volunteers (stakeholders) that can be of help in that specific emergency situation.

The centralized incident response system, where the government is the ‘supplier’ and the civilian the ‘client’ is the worldwide standard and the concept to disrupt in this challenge. By allowing everyone with relevant knowledge, skills and means to participate, the emergency response system becomes much more effective and powerful.

IMPACT

We can create a society where we are all safety contributors, not safety consumers, by changing the dispatch center’s role, automating demand and supply, and using valuable civilian contributions to extend emergency services capacities, redefining civilian collaboration.

A WINNING TEAM WILL...

Be aware of existing initiatives to connect with and reuse what is already there.
Incentivize civilians and other stakeholders (cities) to join and contribute to any incident and any incident driven community.
Be able to creatively connect and inform – skill, knowledge and mean based – demand and supply in emergency situations.

Key element
Connecting and leveraging existing and new safety stakeholders and communities.

ECOSYSTEM

Dutch Police
Instituut Fysieke Veiligheid (Dutch Safety Alliance)
Veiligheidsregio Amsterdam-Amstelland
Privacy by Design Foundation (IRMA)
Programma Digitale Vertrouwens Infrastructuur (Trust framework)
Municipalities (Amsterdam and Hilversum)
Joint Dispatch Center Cooperation
Dispatch Center The Hague

WHAT HAPPENS
WITH THE WINNER

The challenge ecosystem commits space, support and budget to further development and testing of an MVP in a real-life context in the dispatch center.

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THIS CHALLENGE CONTRIBUTES TO SOLVING:

16.7 The responsive, inclusive, participatory and representative decision-making at all levels.

 

ELIGIBLE TEAMS

STUDENT TEAMS
STARTUPS
ESTABLISHED STARTUPS
SCALE-UPS
SMES
CORPORATE TEAMS

TEAM QUALITIES

The team shows a motivation to create a positive and collaborative safety environment.
The team has insights into the societal aspects of this challenge: privacy and liability for instance. Looking for a holistic approach.

REQUIREMENTS

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Teams must think about how to allocate specific resources to specific needs.

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Looking for an application-independent solution where professional and voluntary caregivers can contribute to emergency situations based on what they can, know and/or have.

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The solution is as open-source as possible.

START YOUR JOURNEY

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February 4-5 in The Hague, The Netherlands.
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