The Tech to Protect Challenge, implemented by the RedFlash Group and SecondMuse under contract with the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s (NIST) Public Safety Communications Research (PSCR) Division, is a national open innovation contest designed to help emergency responders—including EMS, firefighters and police—accomplish their mission to serve and protect our communities nationwide.


Join entrepreneurs, inventors, and innovators with diverse backgrounds who share a common interest in creating technology that can improve the safety of their communities. Regardless of your area or level of expertise, we invite you to use your talents and join researchers, scientists, and emergency responders in advancing technologies and applications for public safety.

For additional information on how to participate in-person or online, the contests you can create solutions for, the rules and more, visit

About Tech to Protect Challenge: College Station, TX

The College Station location for the Tech to Protect Challenge is one of ten in-person coding contests inviting participants to create technology solutions that will aid emergency responders in serving and protecting communities across the country. This local event is organized by Texas A&M University.


  • Occurred Friday, September 27th, 2019 @ 5:00 pm – 12:00 am
  • Occurred Saturday, September 28th, 2019 — all day
  • Occurred Sunday, September 29th, 2019 @ 12:00 am – 6:00 pm


Texas A&M University System: RELLIS Campus

1041 RELLIS Pkwy, Center for Infrastructure Renewal (CIR), first floor
Bryan, TX 77807

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