Advancing Innovation for First Responders & Homeland Security



Monday, February 8, 2016

8:30 AM – 1:00 PM at NJIT, Newark, NJ

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You are invited to participate in a seminar with leading stakeholders from industry, government and research focusing on
the needs and requirements of First Responder and Homeland Security organizations in the United States, Israel and around the globe. First responders share a common mission to ensure the health, safety and security of the people they serve. The First Responders and Homeland Security community is looking for innovative technologies and solutions to meet these needs.

A NEW opportunity for funding from the BIRD Foundation of up to $1 Million for U.S. –Israel technology collaborations will be presented. See:NextGen First Responder Technologies Call for Proposals

Discussions will highlight:

·                First Responder Capability Gaps defined by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security
and the Israeli Ministry of Public Security (MOPS).

·                The First Responders Market – From a multinational to start up perspective



8:30 am 


9:00 am          

Welcoming remarks

9:30 am

Panel discussion on Innovative Technologies for First Responders


Featured Speakers:

Dan Cotter, Director (Acting) of First Responders Group
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Dr. Christopher Rodriguez, Director
NJ Office of Homeland Security

11:00 am

BIRD Foundation funding model

11:30 am

Company pitches

12:30 pm




Location: New Jersey Institute of Technology, Campus Center Atrium, Newark, NJ

Complimentary Parking – 154 Summit Street Parking Deck

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