Open Innovation Challenge info session

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Open Innovation Challenge info session

14 September 2023 @ 11h00 - 12h00 CEST

In recent years, Europe has experienced a significant increase in the frequency and intensity of wildfires. These extreme wildfires have resulted in devastating consequences, including the loss of life, destruction of natural habitats, damage to infrastructure, and the release of harmful emissions impacting air quality.

FIRE-RES Open Innovation Challenge

FIRE RES has opened a new competition for innovators combating Extreme Wildfire Events in Europe. The FIRE-RES Open Innovation Challenge (OIC) is intended for experts, researchers, technologists, entrepreneurs, and innovators to contribute to tackling wildfires in Europe. Winners will receive funding to continue and scale up the work while connecting with the FIRE RES Living Labs network.

The identified challenges are:
Theme 1 – Risk Communication and Awareness
Theme 2 – Community Engagement and Empowerment
Theme 3 – Stakeholder Training and Education
Theme 4 – Monitoring and Early Warning
Theme 5 – Forecasting and Decision Support
Theme 6 – Extreme Wildfire Events Response and Resources
Theme 7 – Policy and Governance Best Practices

Open Innovation Challenge Webinar

Join us at the FIRE-RES OIC Webinar on 14 September 2023 at 11:00 CEST. The webinar intends to engage with anyone interested in applying for the FIRE-RES OIC by providing valuable insights on how to apply, the documents needed, grants and benefits. During the webinar, we will discuss how to apply for the OIC and the benefits for the solution providers.

11:00 – 11:05: Welcome
11:05 – 11:25: Keynote: Integrated Fire Management in the age of Extreme Wildfire Events
11:25 – 11:35: Introduction to the FIRE-RES Open Innovation Challenge + Why to participate?
11:35 – 11:45: Overview of the challenges
11:45 – 11:55: Application process and timeline
11:55 – 12:00: Conclusion

Please register using this form. If you have any questions, please email Please note that a second webinar will take place on 18 October 2023 to respond to all your questions and support you in the application process.