The Directors of Hotzone Solutions Group have established the International CBRNE Institute (ICI) in partnership with the municipality of Les Bons Villers, Belgium, as an independent international non-profit organisation. The Royal Decree incorporating the ICI was granted on 30 August 2013. The ICI is based at the Hotzone Solutions Training Facility Belgium (HZSTFB).
The ICI’s primary aim is to enhance CBRNE risk mitigation at regional, national and international level. The ICI serves as a link between governmental and international institutions, first responders and military CBRNE units and industry.
To this purpose, the ICI engages in a range of activities, including developing and supporting academic and policy-related research; organisation of conferences, seminars and workshops; as well as teaching at responder level (basic to command). In these activities, the ICI seeks to collaborate with other partners, from institutional, academic and corporate bodies.
Through these activities the ICI aims to be at the forefront of CBRNE related activity from policy to practical application.
The ICI unique Knowledge Centres address topics from crisis/consequence management to scientific issues, emergency planning, or technological challenges and development.
KC members are very high-level professionals from all backgrounds (international organizations, armed forces, first responder community, scientists, equipment providers, etc.) ready to assist, inform and advise on best practices about CBRNE matters.
AT THE FOREFRONT
The ICI collaborates with other partners such as institutional, academic and corporate bodies and aims to be at the forefront of CBRNE-related activities, from policy to practical application