Related Projects

As part of the Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme, ResponDrone, as well as other related projects has received funding to develop technologies for first responders. Here are some fellow DRS02 Cluster projects:


INGENIOUS will develop, integrate, test, deploy and validate a Next Generation Integrated Toolkit (NGIT) for Collaborative Response,
which ensures high level of Protection & Augmented Operational Capacity to respond to the disaster scene.

Start date: September 1, 2019 | End date: August 31, 2022


The CURSOR project aims at developing new and innovative ways of detecting victims under debris. This includes the coordinated use of miniaturized robotic equipment and advanced sensors for achieving significant improvements in search and rescue operations.

Start date: September 1, 2019 | End date: August 31, 2022


(First responder Advanced technologies for Safe and efficienT Emergency Response)

FASTER aims to address the challenges associated with the protection of first responders in hazardous environments, while at the same time enhancing their capabilities in terms of situational awareness and communication.

Start date: May 1, 2019 | End date: April 30, 2022


The main purpose of ASSISTANCE project is twofold: On the one hand to help and protect different kind of first responders’ (FR) organizations that work together taking into account the type of disaster/crisis they are mitigating in each moment and on the other hand, to enhance their capabilities for facing complex situations providing them advanced training based on Virtual Reality (VR), Mixed Reality (MR) and Augmented Reality (AR), tailored to their real needs depending on the type of incident.

Start date: May 1, 2019 | End date: April 30, 2022


DRIVER+ main aim is to cope with current and future challenges due to increasingly severe consequences of natural disasters and terrorist threats, by the development and uptake of innovative solutions that are addressing the operational needs of practitioners dealing with Crisis Management.

DRIVER+ has three main objectives:

  • Develop a pan-European Test-bed for crisis management capability development.
  • Develop a well-balanced comprehensive portfolio of crisis management solutions.
  • Facilitate a shared understanding of crisis management across Europe.

Start date: May 1, 2014 | End date: April 30, 2020


IN-PREP aims to prepare responders better – so more lives can be saved during natural disasters and crises. it will improve collaborative response planning. IN-PREP is trialling a new multi-agency training platform for civil protection agencies and first responders. It is an end-to-end mixed reality preparedness platform, and an interoperable system with dynamic scenario building. agencies using in-prep will be able to plan, train and collaborate better than ever before.

Start date: September 1, 2017 | End date: August 31, 2020