Disaster management can and should benefit from technological developments and in particular from the digital transformation! To achieve this, we believe that the increasingly unmanageable technological potential must be brought into line with the changing needs of the disaster management. This is our vision, which we have shared since at least 2009. In that year, our shared journey began at the University of Paderborn, where we (in the team of Professor Dr.-Ing. Rainer Koch, Computer Application and Integration in Design and Planning, C.I.K.) worked together in national and international projects to bring our ideas into practice. In 2017, in cooperation with the city of Paderborn, the district of Paderborn and the University of Paderborn, the safety innovation center e.V. (registered non-profit association) emerged with the non-profit purpose of promoting innovations in civil safety. Since 2022, we drive our vision forward as the safety innovation center gGmbH (non-profit company).
Integrating the practice of fire brigade, order enforcement office, rescue service, public safety answering point, etc. of a rural district and a large city belonging to the district, allows us to represent a typical constellation within the disaster management process. Our advisory board contributes complementary perspectives.