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5×5 Public Safety Innovation Summit

June 25 - June 27

This June, two agencies within the U.S. Department of Commerce are coming together to advance communications technology for public safety.

The First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet Authority) and the National Institute of Standards and Technology Public Safety Communication Research Division (NIST PSCR) have complemented each other’s work for more than a decade on projects ranging from public safety innovation challenges to technology development.

This year, the two agencies will host the second annual 5×5: The Public Safety Innovation Summit. There, leaders in public safety, government, industry, and academia will collaborate to build the future of public safety technology.

This year’s 5×5 will feature three plenary sessions, showcasing innovative new technologies for public safety.

In the Taking Flight: PSCR’s PULSE Accelerator Pitch Session, seven teams of innovators from PSCR’s Pulse Accelerator program will present their investor pitches on drone use for public safety applications to a diverse panel of judges for feedback.

In the Public Safety Advancements Around the Globe session, representatives from around the world will speak on recent public safety technology advancements and unique challenges for their countries.

Lastly, in the Results from the First Responder Smart Tracking (FRST) Challenge, we will hear about the prize challenge, which aims to provide better situational awareness technologies for responders. Attendees will see action from the field-testing phase, watch exclusive video footage from the event, and learn about the next phase.

Highlighted topics include:

  • HazVR: Hazardous Material Training with Virtual Reality
  • Zebra’s EMS Triage and Patient Tracking Solution
  • Z-Axis Location Tracking of First Responders in 3D Contextual Visualization
  • Smart Communities, Smart Responders: An AI for IoT Prize Competition
  • Secure Broadband Push-to-Talk (PTT) with Comprehensive Interoperability Option
  • See FRAME (First Responder Awareness Monitoring during Emergencies), in Action: From Earthquake Chaos to Informed Rescue Operations
  • Rapid, Scalable Outdoor and Indoor Machine Learning-Based Mapping of Fire Department Pre-Plans
  • Nokia Drone Networks
  • FirstNet Rapid Response
  • Peak Response: Streamlined Communication for Optimal Patient Care
  • FirstNet ROG Communications Vehicle
  • NIST PSCR UAS Portfolio: Impacts to Date and Plans for the Future
  • In-Building 3D Tracking
  • FRST Tracking Challenge — Hide and Seek: Can You Find a Lost First Responder?
  • First Responder Intelligent Assistance (FRIA)
  • Critical Response Group — America’s Common Operating Picture
  • CognitiveEMS: A Cognitive Assistant for Emergency Medical Services
  • Boise Fire Mitigation Application

Please visit the 5×5 Public Safety Innovation Summit website to register.


June 25
June 27


National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
FirstNet Authority


Fairmont Chicago Millennium Park
200 N. Columbus Drive
Chicago, IL 60601 United States
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