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Firefighter suits Czech consortium conquered Europe

The RICE research team under the leadership of Assoc. Prof. Aleš Hamáček achieved a great success. A Smart firefighter protective suit developed by RICE in cooperation with companies VOCHOC, Holik International, Elitronic and Applycon, were in pre-commercial procurement (PCP) tender declared as the best one.

Fifty-four consortia across the Europe participated in this PCP tender, which was organized in frame of the FP7 project entitled Smart@fire. The Czech consortium was the only one that met all the criteria of the tender, including the final tests. So the consortium has a technological lead over others suppliers and has a great chance in the tenders for the supply of smart firefighter protective suits planned by four European countries in the amount of 15 million euros.