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Airbus kicks off the Critical App Challenge in the Middle East

Posted 5 September 2018 · Add Comment

Airbus has kicked off the innovation initiative “Critical App Challenge” for the Middle East to set in motion regional developers and start-ups to create the best applications for public safety users.

Airbus is giving life to a digital ecosystem for its secure device Tactilon Dabat, an Android smartphone and Tetra radio in one. The aim is to establish new digital solutions to help police, firefighters and other professionals improve their work.

The Critical App Challenge’s concept is based on the idea of Hackathons: Software pioneers, user interface designers, and business managers work together intensively in a limited amount of time towards building proofs of concept for innovative digital solutions.

Start-up companies and app creators from the Middle East can enrol for the online challenge on the website https://criticalappmena.bemyapp.com/. An expert jury will then select the five best participants who can show the most promising and feasible results at the end of September. The winners will subsequently be invited to present their applications at the GITEX exhibition in Dubai from 14th and 18th October. GITEX is one of the most important fairs in the Middle East in the field of electronics and future digital technologies.

“We are looking for path-breaking ideas for our Tactilon Dabat. This Critical App Challenge in the Middle East is a unique incentive for inventive minds. Contributors profit from getting special access to mission-critical markets,” says Rahim Zaknoun, Head of Innovation & Developer Ecosystem at Secure Land Communication of Airbus.

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