CRPC (Canadian Police Research Centre) Seeks First Responder Technologies & Services: Capabilities Catalogue will also promote the Sector; Plan to Attend the First Responder Vendor Outreach Forum
July 2, 2008

  • Business interests and collaboration opportunities with CPRC.
  • Capabilities Catalogue for business promotion
  • For Canadian advanced technology enterprises, academia and government
  • Targeting technologies and services for First Responder community
  • Respond by: Sept 16, 2008


Phone: (613) 236-6550


Call to Action:
Confirm your interest in submitting your technology and services solution by email to with First Responder in the Header.

Ottawa, July 08,  2008 ...CPRC (Canadian Police Research Centre), a national focal point for research and development efforts that support Canada's law enforcement and responder communities wishes to conduct a search for innovative Canadian organizations developing technologies and capabilities that are a strategic match with its business interests.

The CPRC is managed by Defence Research and Development Canada’s (DRDC) Centre for Security Science; a joint endeavour with Public Safety Canada to provide S&T services and supports to address national public safety and security objectives. The centre’s capabilities lie in leading and administering research, development, testing and evaluation of technologies, and identifying future trends and threats.

It has also established a network of national and international S&T partners within the public safety and security communities. DRDC, an agency within the Department of National Defence, is comprised of a national network of seven defence research centres. The Agency works in collaboration with private industry, allied forces and academia to respond to the needs of the Canadian Forces and the public safety community.

Additional information on the CPRC, including its future directions,  is available at:

CATAAlliance, together with the Canadian Police Research Centre (CPRC) are also launching the pilot of a national series of Vendor Outreach Forum (VOF) consultations at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre in Toronto on October 8 - 9. The Forum will bring Canadian ICT companies together with Canada’s First Responders in order to help shape the future direction of industry R&D efforts and help lay the foundation for a technology roadmap for First Responders.

The Honourable Stockwell Day, Minister of Public Safety, that Canada's Government is providing $10 million to support the Canadian Police Research Centre (CPRC)'s work in policing and public safety science and technology. This investment is intended to equip police, firefighter and paramedic services with the best knowledge, tools and technologies to keep Canadians safe.”

Technology & Services Focus List:

  • Solutions and services supportive of First Responders** generally defined, but are not limited to: public, private and government agencies, Fire Departments, Law Enforcement, Hospitals,  Public Works / Utilities, Public Health, Venue Security,  Private EMS / Ambulance, Emergency Management Clinics, Port Security, School Security, Tribal Services, Transportation, and  Response Volunteers

Qualification of Interests

  • Review CPRC's Focus List (see above) and determine your organization's area of interest
  • Ensure that your organization has relevant published scientific papers, presentations and/or patents that can be reviewed by the CPRC/CATA evaluation team
  • Contact CATAAlliance with your expression of interest, providing key contact and background information. Your organization will then be provided with a simple template for completion
  • Confirm your CATA membership status. Processing fees may apply
  • All expressions of interest must be submitted by September 16th,  2008, 17:00 EST by email to with First Responder in the Header

Next Steps

  • CPRC will review information from selected candidates to determine which areas are of specific interest for future follow-up.
  • Follow-up could take several forms including teleconference, videoconferences and site visits to determine the appropriate vehicle for collaboration.

** The term 'first responder' refers to those individuals who in the early stages of an incident are responsible for the protection and preservation of life, property, evidence, and the environment, including emergency response, as well as emergency management, public health, clinical care, public works, and other skilled support personnel (such as equipment operators) that provide immediate support services during prevention, response, and recovery operations. (Homeland Security Act of 2002 (6 U.S.C. 101),

CATAAlliance Note: First Responder Capability Catalogue

In order to promote First Responder technologies and services we are creating a Capability Catalogue for export and partnership promotion. CATA will be making use of its extensive outreach for distribution to decision makers, the media and social networks designed to advance business interests and corporate profile.

CATAAlliance is undertaking this initiative with the support of its partner, the Canadian Police Research Centre (CPRC) and related security agencies.