ResponDrone – Novel Integrated Solution of Operating a Fleet of Drones with Multiple Synchronized Missions for Disaster Responses, is a Korean and EU-funded project comprised of 20 partners from Germany, Israel, Spain, France, Korea, The Netherlands, Latvia, Armenia, Greece, Bulgaria, Portugal and Belgium.

The consortium includes leading industrial partners, end users and research institutions and technology companies.

German Aerospace Center (DLR) is the national aeronautics and space research center of the Federal Republic of Germany. Its extensive research and development work in aeronautics, space, energy, transport, digitalization, and security is integrated into national and international cooperative ventures. In addition, the federal government has given DLR responsibility for the German space program. DLR is also the umbrella organization for one of Germany’s largest project management companies.

Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) Is one of the leading Aerospace and Aviation Manufacturers globally, owned wholly by the Israeli government. Its commitment to innovation and creativity has kept IAI at the cusp of new technology and defense platforms for over 60 years. IAI’s focus on the Israeli market gives it the ability to tailor new technology to the needs of the IDF and hone in on specific markets.

Alpha Unmanned Systems (UAS), is a privately held independent company based in Madrid, Spain. AUS designs and manufactures helicopters for reconnaissance, surveillance, and inspections. Additionally, AUS provides products to firms dedicated to agricultural research, border surveillance, mining, infrastructure inspection, forest management, and many other areas.

Thales Group, established in 1968, is a publicly listed French Multinational Corporation partly owned by the French government. Primarily operating in the aerospace, defense, transportation, and security markets. Thales engages in operations in over 56 countries with 64,000 employees, making it one of the largest defense contractors in the world.


Korea Aviation Technologies (KAT) is a joint venture company of Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) and Hankuk Carbon. KAT will focus on the development and manufacturing of Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) with a focus on the military and civilian Korean market.

The High French Committee for National Resilience (HCFRN), founded in 1982, is a nonprofit organization Headquartered in Paris, France. As an independent think tank, HCFRN conducts research and analysis on global security, specifically domestic preparedness and Internal security. In addition, HCFRN has a year-round training course on the topics of resilience and societal security.

The Institute for Systems and Computer Engineering, Technology and Science (INESC TEC) Is a private non-profit research institution, dedicated to scientific research and technological development, technology transfer, advanced consulting and training, and pre-incubation of new technology-based companies. INESC TEC is at the forefront of bridging the academic and business world, bringing together companies, public administration to create value and social relevance.

The French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA) is a French public government-funded research organization. CEA engages in fundamental and applied research in many fields, including defense and security, low carbon energy, and physical sciences. Drawing on this strong base, CEA engages in a host of partnerships with academic and Industrial partners.

INHA University, established in 1954, is a private research university located in South Korea. INHA is known for its research and education in the fields of engineering and physical sciences. With 11 undergraduate schools and 9 graduate schools INHA understands that a commitment to educational perfection is what will keep INHA on the cutting edge of research.

Agora Partners

Agora Partners specializes in managing large, publicly funded projects. The company has proven expertise in accompanying projects through all stages from the initial idea stage, writing the proposal and setting up a consortium for the successful management of large-scale EU-funded projects.

Agora Partners has gained considerable experience in coordinating, supervising and managing R&D and other large-scale publicly funded projects for universities, research institutions, and public and private companies.

Time. Lex is a leading niche law firm specialized in the legal aspects of information technology (IT), privacy & data protection (GDPR), intellectual property, and media & electronic communications. Time. Lex’s private-sector clients are multinationals, large companies, SMEs, and start-ups. Their public-sector clients include European, federal, regional, local, and foreign governments and governmental bodies. Time. Lex assists them with contracts, advice, court litigation, and legislative and policy-making support.

State fire and Rescue Service of Latvia (SFRS) was established in 1990, when the independence of Latvia was renewed, SFRS was created to fill the whole left by the former USSR fire service. Every day the dispatchers for SFRS receive approximately 4500 calls and firefighters from 93 fire stations are ready to help. In 2014, firefighters extinguished 12,175 fires and coordinated 6,182 rescues saving 595 people.

The Region of Central Macedonia (RCM) is the largest Greek region by size. RCM has a forward-thinking approach to business and development with a focus on developing human capital and providing a healthy environment for competition to flourish. Combining this strategy with an uncompromising approach towards improving the lives of its 2 million residents and protecting its cultural identity; it is no surprise RCM was awarded ‘European Entrepreneurial Region for 2018’.

The Regional administration of Varna (RAV) has the primary responsibility of implementing national policies for its 458,000 residents. RAV is tasked with carrying out these policies and maximizing benefit for its residents while taking regional priorities into account. As well, RAV is responsible for security and protection of the region. 

Fire Fighter Department of Corsica (SIS2B) is responsible for preventing and fighting fires In Corsica, an island region of France that is particularly prone to natural disasters. This experience at home, dealing with 17,000 incidents and over 1,000 forest fires annually, has given SIS2B the credentials necessary to help in some of the most extreme disasters to date. Their team of 1,300 firefighters leverage SIS2B’s technical ability to protect Corsica’s population and the international community.

American University of Armenia (AUA) is a private, independent university, founded in 1991,

 located in Yerevan, Armenia. Starting as a small school, with a focus on graduate degree programs, they have expanded and provide both undergraduate and graduate degrees. AUA’s official partnership with the University of California helped create and realize the potential for a global education with a focus on democratic values in Armenia.

Safety Region Haaglanden is one of the 25 safety security regions the Netherlands are divided into.

Veiligheidsregio Haaglanden (VRH) is one of the four largest safety regions. It helps increase the safety and security of everyone living, working or visiting The Hague and its surroundings. Not only in case of a disaster or crisis, but also on a day to day basis.

VRH provides the daily fire safety, medical emergency preparedness and planning and the 112-control room of the fire and ambulance services.

This is done with other security partners, including the police and municipalities. Together with those security partners the VRH is active on risk management and disaster relief.

The Region of Western Macedonia (RWM) is situated next to the North Western borders of Greece, neighboring Albania and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM).

The main risks faced by the region of western Macedonia are forest fires (especially cross border ones with Albania, Floods in the Pelagonia Region in FYROM, earthquakes and energy failures.

The Civil Protection Directorate of the Region of Western Macedonia is responsible for planning and organizing civil protection actions for the prevention, preparedness, treatment and rehabilitation of natural, technological and man induced disasters.

The Department of Civil Protection of the RWM cooperates with the Fire Service Operational Center and the local Fire Service, the Operation Center of the General Secretariat for Civil Protection and the Hellenic Police Services.

The National Emergency Management Authority (NEMA), also known as RACHEL in Hebrew, was established in 2007.

NEMA to serves as the Headquarters, of the Ministry of Defense, to implement the overall responsibility for all emergency situations in the civilian arena. With planning, coordination, guidance, direction and supervision of the government ministries, designated agencies, the and municipalities engaged in readiness and preparation. In addition, in times of crisis, NEMA is responsible for prioritization of national resources to ensure functional continuity and resilience in disasters and emergencies.

NEMA is a national leader for several topics such as, R&D for emergency, international assistance, coordinating the public information, national emergency drills, defining national preparedness work plan.

The Ministry of Emergency Situations of Armenia develops, implements and coordinates the policy of the Republic of Armenia in the fields of civil protection and population protection in emergency situations.

The ministry carries out activities on emergency prevention, response and recovery; ensures management of forecasting systems of possible natural and man-made hazards and creates, maintains and updates relevant materials for population protection.

The Ministry of Emergency Situations is also supervises the concordance and implementation of fire safety rules and technical safety norms and carries out regular and special observations, studies and forecasts of hydro-meteorological phenomena.