Final conference Smart@Fire
The conference marks the end of the Smart@fire project, the European FP7 project that aims to develop a smart Personal Protective System for firefighters. Every year, more than 100 firefighters lose their lives whilst saving others. To reduce the risks associated with firefighting, innovative ICT solutions need to be developed and integrated in a smart Personal Protective System.
The project investigated the possibility of developing these technologies using a method of innovative procurement known as pre-commercial procurement (PCP). The PCP methodology uses a three-phased approach in which tenderers compete with each other for assignments in every phase.
The Smart@fire project is supported by the European Commission through the Seventh Framework Programme (FP7).