The event to provide a forum for armed forces, government agencies, civil first responders to discuss crucial challenges of CBRNe threats For the second year in a row IB Consultancy, is calling for papers to be presented during the Non-Conventional Threat (NCT) CBRNe USA 2016 conference. NCT CBRNe USA 2016 will take place in Washington DC, 3 – 5 May 2016, providing a forum for armed forces, government agencies, civil first responders and the industry to discuss crucial challenges of CBRNe threats. NCT innovation stream The submissions for the Call for Papers will be part of the Innovation Stream, which is running in parallel with the Conference Stream. Innovative companies, as well as academic/governmental research institutes, think tanks, companies, end-users, are kindly invited to submit abstracts to the NCT Scientific Committee, presenting their latest research results, best practices and/or innovative ideas within the following topics: 1. Countering WMD Proliferation and CBRN Terrorism 2. Next Generation Biodefense Solutions 3. Development of new technologies and products for Decontamination Application deadlines The deadline for the submission of the abstracts is the 15th of February 2016. Accepted candidates will be asked to send their final Paper by the 3rd of April 2016. The NCT Scientific Committee, chaired by Mr. Guy Roberts, Principal Consultant at IB Consultancy and former Deputy Assistant Secretary General for Weapons of Mass Destruction Policy at NATO, will select proposed presentations based on the following criteria: relevance, novelty, soundness, potential impact and practical interest to the CBRNe community. “We are excited to welcome again the most novel researchers and practitioners to Washington DC to present their ideas and research results in the field of CBRN. The valuable papers presented in our previous edition demonstrated the significant contribution of innovative projects in countering emerging CBRNe threats which was confirmed by the outstanding feedback of attending delegations to last year’s presenters” said Ilja Bonsen, Managing Director of IB Consultancy. The NCT CBRNe USA conference will provide a forum to discuss current and imminent themes in the field of CBRN, focusing on the American perspective on the requirements of international CBRN defense, CBRN operations in a military environment, threat mitigation and decontamination, international threat reduction, critical infrastructure and urban security – challenges for CBRN detection, nuclear and radiation monitoring and surveillance, mass diagnosis and forensics, as well as CBRN preparedness and protection.
The Awards will be presented on the first day of NCT CBRNe Asia, at a party hosted by IB Consultancy in Bangkok In 2015, IB Consultancy will celebrate the third edition of the NCT CBRNe Awards – the awards for both the CBRNe industry and I(N)GO community. As each year, a distinguished jury voted for the best and most end-user friendly CBRNe solution, the most innovative product developed during the last year, and the international stakeholder that contributed significantly to national, regional and/or international CBRNe capability building. The NCT CBRNe Awards 2015 will be handed out during NCT CBRNe Asia in Bangkok (10-12 November) – the largest and leading CBRNe event in Asia. For this very special occasion, IB Consultancy will host the NCT CBRNe Awards Party under the sky of Bangkok, at the Cloud 47 sky bar. Now it is the right time to celebrate this year’s nominees that have been judged by a distinguished jury comprising of: Guy Roberts (Former) Deputy Assistant Secretary General for WMD Police, NATO; Lt. Gen. Yugala, Royal Thai Army; Dr. Zalini Zunus, STRIDE/Malaysia; Brig. Gen. JB Burton, Former Commander of the U.S. Army 20th CBRN Command; Laurent Olmedo, CEA/France; Stephen Malone, HDIAC/USA; David Oliver, CBNW/UK; and Ilja Bonsen, IB Consultancy/the Netherlands. For three years now, this formidable mix of expertise insures the quality and excellence of the NCT CBRNe Awards. Along with the three Awards handed out by the jury, the NCT CBRNe Community Awards are granted by the CBRNe community to a company, person or an organisation which has illustrated itself in bringing benefits to CBRNe end-users or had an impact on the CBRNe capabilities of a country, region, or group of countries in a cost-efficient manner. This constitutes a rare opportunity for members of the CBRNe community to assess peer recognition. The nominees: NCT CBRNe Product Award The NCT CBRNe Product Award for the best CBRNe product, service or solution is the most prestigious NCT CBRNe Award, and is the overall award for excellence in the CBRNe community. The NCT CBRNe Product Award forthe best CBRNe product, service orsolution is the most prestigiousNCT CBRNe Award, and is theoverall award for excellence in theCBRNe community The nominees for this year’s NCT CBRNe Product Award 2015 are: SAAB’s ‘ManPack300’ Training and Simulation system that provides the perfect solution for overcoming challenges in CBRNe response training; 908 Device’s ‘M908’ handheld detection device that was already a nominee last year in the innovation award category and the jury decided that it deserved to be nominated now as an established and end-user friendly state of the art product; and iRobot’s ‘510 PackBot CBRNe’ for providing first responders with real-time situational and incident data and its track record of more than 5,700 mobile robots that have been delivered to 38 nations and greater than 100 law enforcement agencies, emergency and hazardous material responders worldwide. NCT CBRNe Innovation Award The NCT CBRNe Innovation Award for the most novel product, service or research paper of the year is the prize rewarding outstanding achievement in the field of Research & Development. It is the award for excellence in innovation. This year’s nominees in the innovation award category are: BBI Detection’s ‘UK Ebola Lateral Flow Device’, described by the jury as an innovation that arrives just at the right time to tackle urgent challenges in effective Ebola Virus Disease control and rapid case detection; ‘Alldecont’ developed by the Central Institute of the Bundeswehr Medical Service that - on the basis of recent tests - is the only product on the market that rapidly removes after skin contact chemical and biological substances; and Passport System’s ‘SmartsShield’ radiation detection system that according to the jury shows great promise by approaching the detection problem at a system level and by delivering increased capabilities at the same or lower cost than traditional point detector approaches. NCT CBRNe Capability Award The NCT CBRNe Capability Award is the award for a country or organisation that has improved its CBRNe capability or has initiated or executed a capability development programme impacting upon another country or organisation. The 2015 NCT CBRNe Capability Award nominees are: the National Ebola Training and Education Center (NETEC) of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) & U.S. Department of Health & Human Services that will provide $12 million over the next five years to three US medical centres which together will co-lead the National Ebola Training and Education Center; ECBC and JPEO-CBD’s ‘JUPITR ATD’ program that will provide unique biological detection capabilities addressing the demand for stronger biosurveillance capabilities in the Korean Peninsula; and the Singapore Civil Defense Force (SCDF) that has celebrated its 50 years jubilee this year as one of the region’s leading CBRNe civil response force.