Cutting Edge Disaster Mitigation Technologies To Be Presented in Lightning Rounds Webinar
Please join us on October 22, 2020, at 10 a.m. central time as we showcase emerging and growth-stage technologies, products and services that mitigate the impact of severe weather on homeowners, businesses and communities.
This free webinar is the third event in a series of Lightning Rounds, fast-paced pitch panels for insurance and non-insurance investors. It is a part of the Resilience Accelerator initiative, a collaboration of the Triple-I, ResilientH2O Partners and The Cannon.
The first of the day’s two panels will feature the web-based apps developed by the prize-winning teams from 2020’s collegiate Hack-for-Resilience III. The Triple-I and the Wharton Risk Management and Decision Processes Center at the University of Pennsylvania honored these two student entrepreneurial teams in September 2020.
- Air.ly: The app identifies locales near wildfire zones where individuals afflicted with respiratory issues, or other health complications, can find fresh air. It won the prize this year for the Best Overall Hack-for-Resilience.
- Insura: The app uses a home’s location and historical loss data to recommend mitigation and maintenance activities which could reduce a homeowner’s insurance premiums. It won this year’s prize for the Best Application of Insurtech.
“We’re excited to spotlight the outstanding work of talented students who have accepted the challenge to build and empower the resilience movement. Products like Air.ly and Insura are proof today’s brightest young minds are creating the tools that will better allow people to navigate through, and prepare for, natural disasters,” said Michel Leonard, PhD, CBE, Vice President and Senior Economist, Triple-I.
Two established businesses – members of the Resilience Innovation Hub “portfolio of disaster risk-mitigation innovation” -will present their products and services during the event’s second and final panel:
- Thermal Gate™ 2.5: The artificial intelligence (AI) based system screens and detects individuals who have an elevated body temperature before they enter venues which are open to the public.
- Mesh++ : The just-in-time WiFi community network requires no external power nor wiring to generate broadband access for first-responders, citizens, and preparedness interests.
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