Collaborative Research & Development (R&D) is a core strength at AMITA, one that is focused on developing mission-critical solutions for public safety and emergency management. Our R&D pedigree is built on our significant successes in:
- leveraging Canadian, American and International R&D programs to explore new technologies and approaches
- leading public safety and emergency management development projects
- commercializing R&D work into widely-deployed industry solutions
Through partnerships and linkages with leading university researchers, first responders, military agencies, and health care workers, AMITA has built an innovation knowledge base on public safety and emergency management – a knowledge base that continues to evolve, grow and provide the foundation for intelligent innovation designed to protect and save lives.
INNOVATION & PARTNERSHIPS
AMITA facilitates and manages the entire innovation project cycle process from research to the application and use of the technology.
AMITA has a solid track record in proposal writing, managing and delivering R&D projects.
AMITA assists our partners in a wide range of areas:
- Proposal and synopsis submission preparation
- Project management support/project administration
- Systems development
- Verification and validation
INTEREST IN COLLABORATION
AMITA is interested in building more partnerships with government and research institutions to collaborate and develop unique, world class solutions for safety, security, emergency management and public health organizations. Funding for R&D initiatives often are hindered by barriers that stop innovative ideas from taking shape; AMITA’s in-kind time investment and partnering capabilities can help you get your ideas realized and used by the public safety community.
AMITA is proud to hold the SBIPS supply arrangements with the Government of Canada and is qualified to respond to Tier 1 & Tier 2 assignments. For additional information please see Navigating Your Way Through Supply Arrangements.
INNOVATION SUCCESS STORIES
Casualty Care Continuum (CCC) was a project funded under the Defence and Research Development Canada (DRDC) Chemical, Biological, Radiological-Nuclear and Explosives (CBRNE) Research and Technology Initiative (CRTI). It was done so with a primary focus of having CCC improve incident response by making better information available to first responders at all levels.
The project involved two of Canada’s largest emergency medical response organizations to help refine upon AMITA’s Rapid Triage Management Workbench (RTMW) system. CCC bridged this communication gap with the seamless integration of event-related data from the event scene to the emergency department to create a continuum of care.amongst different agencies and different tiers of government.
PROBE is a Crime Scene Support Tool for police, Hazmat, EMS and other support personnel. The purpose of the PROBE project was to create an integrated and expandable CBRNE support tool by providing responders with critical information sources, structured reporting, networked computational and interoperable communications capabilities, as well as specialized tools for mass casualty management and forensic evidence management.
Advanced Syndromic Surveillance & Emergency Triage (ASSET) is a syndromic surveillance system that provides real-time outbreak detection of CBRNE events or naturally occurring disease outbreaks. ASSET provides the response community with epidemiological data to rapidly determine the existence and scale of a CBRNE event. It plays a major role in discerning the type of event, its geographical distribution, and the most likely method of spread. This capability improves response and public safety by supporting accurate, event-specific training, countermeasures, and public information programs. It also supports immediate response requirements and hazard mitigation, including emergency room and pre-emergency room medical response.