Funding program

The project “Smart Test of Alpine Rescue Technology” (START) with seven partners from four provinces and federal states will be carried out from 2017 to 2020. The project will improve the cross-border institutional cooperation in relation to alpine rescue technologies and is divided in six work packages.

Objectives of the project are:

  1. Strengthening cross-border cooperation of mountain rescue and coordination of cross-border emergencies
  2. Developing common methods for the introduction of new technologies and procedures
  3. Creating a pilot area for testing innovative technologies and related operational protocols
  4. Developing IT applications and IT support to better help people in need faster in emergency in the Alps.

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Lead partner
Österreichische Bergrettung -Land Tirol
NOI Spa (Project Partner)
Soccorso Alpino e Speleologico Alto Adige CNSAS (Project Partner)
Bergrettungsdienst im Alpenverein Südtirol (Project Partner)
Azienda ULSS n.1 Dolomiti (Project Partner)
Universität Klagenfurt (Project Partner)
Eurac Research (Project Partner)
Österreichischer Bergrettungsdienst, Landesorganisation Kärnten (Associated Partner)
Total funding
973.256,69 €
Duration of the project
30/10/2017 - 31/10/2020