During 2016 I became the regional finalist of the Odysseus contest after presenting my project on how space technology could be used by the fire departments to reduce costs and help save lives. During the last years, wildfires have increased in Northern Europe and they are predicted to continue increasing as well. This is not an effect of environmental change that we have to wait for, this has already happened and it is continuing to affect this region greatly. That is why I directed my efforts to find a solution to the problem that this is causing.
As the regional finalist I got to attend the finals in Belgium where my project was received with high praise and many useful suggestions of improvement. During this project I had the opportunity to meet several people working at various fire departments and with their encouragement and support the idea for my current company was formed. More information HERE.