“The U.S. DHS S&T Directorate and its research and development partners today selected 13 U.S. and international companies to develop smart cities technologies to assist public safety. The research and development work will focus on in-building sensors, unmanned aerial systems and on/off-body mobile SmartHubs, each of which will combine communications and sensors to increase responder situational awareness, building security and enhance mission-critical operations.”
“The awards are the result of the Request for Innovators (RFI) released earlier this year for the DHS S&T Smart Cities Internet of Things Innovation (SCITI) Labs program. The SCITI Labs program focuses on rapid commercialization of technologies, with the initial prototypes from the selected companies to be demonstrated this summer.”
“After a highly competitive selection process, these 13 companies were selected to develop initial prototypes in the following areas…”
Source: News Release: S&T Partners with New Innovators to Bring Smart Cities Technologies to First Responders – June 25, 2018. DHS.gov.