Underfire logo spelled out fully with the U in a flame and the F in a scope and the words "Response Innovation Showdown" written underneath the logo
Promo graphic for Under Fire entitled "2 day event in College Station TX, 20 Companies from across the Nation, Round 1: 6 minute speed pitch, Round 2: Technology Demonstration, Cash Prizes"

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Do you have a technology with a first responder application? What would you do if you had the chance to demonstrate what your technology can do on $1 Billion dollars of facilities? TEEX Product Development Center Invites you to apply for the Under Fire Response Technology Showdown on September 20th-21st, 2017 in College Station Texas. 

APPLICATION DEADLINE 9/4/17

What is Under Fire? 

Under Fire will welcome the Top 20 companies driving response innovations to the World’s largest emergency response training facilities for a good old fashion Innovation Showdown for the chance to win CASH!

Under Fire will bring all 20 finalist together in College Station, Texas on Wednesday, September 20, 2017 for a Quick Fire Pitch (6 minutes) to our panel of judges. Only 10 companies will be invited to demonstrate their technology on Day 2. Under Fire will use a progressive prize pool, the 10 companies that do not make it through to Day 2 will receive a cash prize and coaching on Thursday from Responder SMEs, response innovation partners, business advisors and angel investors.

As part of Under Fire’s application process each company will be asked how they would demonstrate their technologies in 30 minutes if they had access to TEEX facilities including Brayton Firefield, Disaster City® and RELLIS? The 10 companies that advance to Day 2 will then be given this opportunity to showcase their capabilities and features.

Continuing Under Fire’s progressive prize pool, each company that advances to Day 2 will receive a cash prize. They will be given 30 minutes to demonstrate their technology for a suite a judges in order to win the top prizes. 

Under Fire’s call for solutions will open on August 1, 2017 and close September 4, 2017. The primary focus will be technologies that are targeted to providing first responders with a way to complete their tasks faster, more efficiently and/or safer.

The Under Fire logo depicted with the U encapsulated in a flame and the F encapsulated in a scope so that it reads UF
  • Have a Prototype of technology with ability to demonstrate use 
  • Submit an application clicking apply button above
  • Travel to Texas if Selected as finalist to compete for $$$

Wednesday 9.20.17

5:00 - 9:00 PM......................Round 1 - Quickfire Pitch Night

This evening will include a 6 minute pitch for a panel of judges with Q&A. Following the pitches will be a networking reception with responders, investors and business leaders. The conclusion of this night will announce 10 of the 20 finalist companies who will move on to Round 2 where they will have the chance to demonstrate their technology at TEEX facilities. The 10 companies that do not make it through to Round 2 will receive $500/each and coaching on Thursday from Responder SMEs, response innovation partners, business advisors and angel investors.

Thursday 9.21.17

8:00 AM - 3:00 PM...............Round 2- Demo Day

Continuing Under Fire’s progressive prize pool, each company that advances to Day 2 will receive $1,000. They will be given 30 minutes to demonstrate their technology for a suite a judges in order to win the top prizes of $25,000, $10,000 and $5,000.

For all questions please contact shelby.mullens@teex.tamu.edu