WHAT IS THE INNOVATIVE SOLUTIONS AWARD?
In January 2020, the Crisis Management Innovation Network Europe (CMINE) and the DRIVER+ project organised a competition for crisis management solutions with high innovation potential.
Stakeholders were invited to vote for the solutions registered for the competition and evaluate them against 3 key criteria:
- Contribution to crisis management/disaster risk reduction (CM/DDR);
- Affordability; and
- Contribution to innovation
The winners were selected by a jury and invited to present their solutions at the DRIVER+ Advanced Final Conference, 19-20th February 2020 in Brussels, Belgium.
WHO ARE THE WINNERS?
Crowdtasker (1st place)
Instructing non-institutional volunteers with customisable tasks, contextual information and alerts, and crowdsourcing information from them.
Picture (right to left): Denis Havlik, AIT (Crowdtasker), Todor Tagarev, CMINE Head Chair, Institute of ICT, Marijn Rijken, DRIVER+ Project Coordinator/TNO
Psychological First Aid (PFA)
Scenario-enabled PFA capacity building, comprising knowledge, guidelines and an experiential training package.
Picture (right to left): Todor Tagarev, CMINE Head Chair, Institute of ICT, Martha Bird, IFRC Reference Centre for Psychological Support/Danish Red Cross, Marijn Rijken, DRIVER+ Project Coordinator/TNO
Secure storage and management of patient’s medical information via their phone, providing instant access for healthcare professionals in the case of an emergency.
Congratulations to all Winners
Picture (left to right): Martha Bird, IFRC Reference Centre for Psychological Support/Danish Red Cross for PFA, Denis Havlik, AIT for Crowdtasker, Fotis Gonidis, Gnomon Informatics S.A. for e-Healthpass