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Improved First Responder Ensembles Against CBRN Terrorism

Objective

IF REACT answers to the call SEC‐2011.4.4‐1 CBRN individual Protective Clothing where the task is “to develop innovative protective clothing for first responders and/or for the public in case of a CBRN crisis.”
IF REACT takes both the danger of terrorist attacks using CBRN‐means and releases other than attack, such as pandemic outbreaks, accidents and other incidents involving dangerous substances, into account in order to achieve its main goal of developing innovative protective clothing for first responders.
Following a qualitative and quantitative evaluation of existing equipment, IF REACT has chosen to
focus on the most emergent threats and to fulfil the needs of the end users who are in greatest need
of innovative protection. Therefore:
1. The project will focus on protection against Chemical, Biological and Radiological threats and
hazards, it will not handle Nuclear threats or hazards;
2. The project will focus on civil first responders and will not address military needs while being open for further dual uses if needed;
3. The project will develop solutions for a number of professional responders, according to the typology developed by CEN Workshop Agreement 43, (Document CWA 16106). This project will focus on initial responders, professional CBRN professionals and emergency services including medical personnel.
The goals of the IF REACT project are as follows:
• Develop a tool that allows end users and procurement staff to select the best PPE system for
the mission of the first responder and the expected threat.
• Develop a PPE system that:
o will address the real protection needs of the typical users, both with regards to the level of protection as well as its total capacity;
o Provides adequate protection, while keeping the burden of the system as low as possible;
o The proposed protective systems will include solutions for hand and foot protection that take safety, ergonomic, and logistic aspects of the typical user group into consideration;
• The protective system will provide added functionality regarding the C4I needs of the typical
wearer. Typical First Responder tactical needs as communication, (indoor) localisation & situational awareness, will be enabled by affordable, robust and easy to use technology. Wearability, graceful degradation and logistics will dictate innovative approaches on the material as well as on the system level;
• The suit will be configured as a platform that carries the energy and the connections to the
components of the sensor subsystem. The sensors itself will be housed in the suit as well as in the respirator, depending on their function. The configuration of the system will enable other
/ new energy cells and sensors to be connected whenever required.
• This platform will be interfaced with the external infrastructure to get extra capabilities/situation awareness without constraints and cost on the suit itself.

Call for proposal

FP7-SEC-2011-1
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Coordinator

UNIVERSITE PARIS XII VAL DE MARNE
Address
Avenue Du General De Gaulle 61
94010 Creteil
France
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 716 454,90
Administrative Contact
Nicolas Vautrin (Dr.)

Participants (12)

Blücher GmbH

Participation ended

Germany
EU contribution
€ 285 165
Address
Mettmanner Strasse 25
40699 Erkrath
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Alexander Prinz Zu Waldeck (Mr.)
IB Consultancy BV

Participation ended

Netherlands
Address
Binckhorstlaan 36 Suite M417
2516BE Den Haag
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Ilja Michiel Bonsen (Mr.)
NBC-SYS SAS
France
EU contribution
€ 597 741
Address
Route De La Miniere 13
78000 Versailles
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Benedicte Bouvier (Ms.)
Blücher GmbH
Germany
Address
Mettmanner Str. 25
40699 Erkrath
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Alexander Prinz Zu Waldeck (Mr.)
AIRBUS DEFENCE AND SPACE SAS
France
EU contribution
€ 321 927,50
Address
31 Rue Des Cosmonautes Zi Du Palays
31402 Toulouse Cedex
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Frederic Perlant (Mr.)
FALCON COMMUNICATIONS LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 235 775
Address
Winnal Valley Road 1 Unit 64
SO23 0LD Winchester
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Robert Winfield (Mr.)
BERTIN TECHNOLOGIES SAS
France
EU contribution
€ 135 185
Address
Av Ampere 10B Parc Activ Pas Du Lac
78180 Montigny Le Bretonneux
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
William Vivien (Mr.)
STATNI USTAV JADERNE, CHEMICKE A BIOLOGICKE OCHRANY VVI
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 302 625
Address
Kamenna 71
26231 Milin
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Josef Brinek (Dr.)
Drzavna uprava za zastitu i spasavanje
Croatia
EU contribution
€ 106 875
Address
Nehajska 5
10000 Zagreb
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Romana Domijan (Ms.)
PROMETECH BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 246 000
Address
Churchilllaan 11, Unit 17.07
3527 GV Utrecht
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Gert Wijnalda (Mr.)
HOTZONE SOLUTIONS BENELUX BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 198 227
Address
Binckhorstlaan 36 Kamer C010
2516 BE Den Haag
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Olivier Mattmann (Dr.)
BUSINESS EDITING SAS
France
EU contribution
€ 248 640
Address
Rue La Fayette 105
75010 Paris
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Marie Gillham (Ms.)