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Security Management Platform for enhanced situation awareness and real-time adaptive evacuation strategies for large venues for sports and entertainment

Project description

Real-time adaptive evacuation strategies for stadiums

Live sporting events and concerts are exciting and usually draw massive crowds. So, when thousands of fans pack a stadium, staff need to be prepared for an emergency evacuation. They need to plan for the safe and effective evacuation. In this context, the EU-funded evaGuide project will develop a security management platform for enhanced situation awareness and real-time adaptive evacuation strategies. By focusing on the complex evacuation processes following normal and abnormal events (crises), the project will create an easily deployable system for timely identification of new threats. It will also improve the response times by simulating complex scenarios, training of safety personnel and assessment of the performed actions, and provide real-time adaptive evacuation strategies.

Objective

evaGuide is a Security Management Platform for enhanced situation awareness and real-time adaptive evacuation strategies for large venues for sports and entertainment. evaGuide aims to address the needs of the safety of large facility visitors during complex evacuation processes, following normal and abnormal events (crises) towards the creation of an easily deployable system that will be able to timely identify new threats, designate and sustain a Location based Dynamic Evacuation Route (LDER) that improves all corresponding response times under any circumstances. Moreover it will support the complete lifecycle of evacuation planning, simulating complex scenarios, training of safety personnel and assessment of the performed actions. The results of the market research that has been performed among the 300 member stadia of ESSMA (the European Stadium & Safety Management Association) revealed that there is a clear need for a project like evaGuide that addresses all the phases of the evacuation lifecycle and offers superior situational awareness, while at the same time existing and emerging regulations from FIFA/UEFA need to be met. The business sustainability/exploitation potential has been validated in the Feasibility Study, which is an integral part of this proposal. The project outcome will be a fully functional evaGuide platform demonstrator delivered for operational use to one stadium (one of the ESSMA member stadia, selected on M2). The demonstrator will perform according to the adapted requirements defined by ESSMA and the stakeholders involved (finalized on M12), will be fully integrated (by M28) and tested (M29), ready to be commercially exploited by the joint commercialization entity defined during the last months of the project (M30).

Coordinator

TELESTO TECHNOLOGIES PLIROFORIKIS KAI EPIKOINONION EPE
Net EU contribution
€ 753 861,60
Address
ODOS IMITOU 62
15561 ATHINA
Greece

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Αττική Aττική Κεντρικός Τομέας Αθηνών
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
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Total cost
€ 1 076 945,14

Participants (3)