The Challenge

An Interactive Showcase for Next Generation 112 Apps

run by the European NEXES Action

Have you ever had a good idea for a Next Generation 112 Emergency response App or think of creating a novel smart app that could change the way we deal with emergency situations and life risks?

You have now the chance to share your already developed 112 Apps or fire up your creativity for innovative smartphone 112 Apps through the NEXES App Challenge that runs for two months.

NEXES App Challenge is:

A creative and interactive showcase for next generation emergency response mobile Apps by innovators from all over Europe providing solutions applicable for all citizens in emergencies.

If you are:

  • an application Developer
  • a Next Generation Emergency Service application owner
  • an emergency response end user who wants to submit a concept or idea for a specific target group

Play with NEXES code

NEXES reaches out and offers the recently released NEXES API and documentation with a set of next generation functionalities that will boost your development timeline.

NEXES App Challenge best 112 Apps will gain Europe’s attention while all participants will be invited to share and exchange knowledge in a dedicated open Workshop that is scheduled to be held in Ljubljana, Slovenia in September 2017. If you are interested in co-shaping the future of Next Generation Emergency Services, come and meet the biggest active European research team in the field.

Bring your ideas and join us at the NEXES App Challenge!

Brief Id

Who: Developers, designers, entrepreneurs and students across Europe that have 112 Apps or want to experiment with Java development, SIP, WebRTC, smart mobile apps as well as end users that want to submit an innovative idea without a prototype implementation in place

What: 2-month challenge for Next Generation 112 Apps

When: Launching on Monday, July 10thExpiration on Friday, September 8th, 2017

Where: @your desktop – across Europe. A dedicated Workshop will be held in Ljubljana on Wednesday, September 20th, 2017

Why: To improve the way citizens interact with emergency services

How: Be inspired by NEXES App specification | Submit your application or idea!

Key Dates and DEADLINES

July 10, 2017: Online Submissions Open. Online application portal opens at 00:01 a.m. CEST

September 8, 2017: Submissions’ Deadline. Online application portal closes at 11:59 p.m. CEST

September 20, 2017: Open NEXES App Challenge Workshop Day in Ljubljana, Slovenia. The workshop will be held as a satellite event at the high-visibility UNESCO 2nd World Open Educational Resources (OER) Congress. The event will be streamed live at Talk recordings will also be available on the same address.

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NEXES is a next generation emergency system bringing:

Enhanced communication and end-to-end connectivity between citizens and emergency services, empowering citizens to reach emergency authorities (e.g., PSAP operators, EROs and FRs) by total conversation calls, using VoIP, real-time text (RTT) and/or videos, giving citizens a choice of best-suited communication channels to reach emergency services, while providing PSAPs a spectrum of additional contextual information. NEXES thus provides emergency services with more data, such as device location, telematics and health data, and enables the delivery of calls, messages and data to the appropriate PSAP, making call handling easier.

Improved interoperability among emergency services, creating a common emergency service IP-network to connect several PSAPs, but also EROs and FRs, with redundancy and interoperability features. The NEXES network supports data and communications needs for coordinated incident management among PSAPs, EROs and FRs and provides a reliable and secure environment for emergency communications.

To fulfill the delivery of next generation emergency services, NEXES builds upon already identified pressing end-users needs, requirements and ambitions, relevant standards and protocols and existing open source IP-based communications technologies and interoperability solutions. As a basis, NEXES integrates systems and Apps developed in-house by NEXES partners (already market available), aligned with the creation of IP- enabled emergency services, and prepares a Validation Framework (including an open testbed) available to third parties, benefitting the emergency services community.