Make Safe Tech

products and technologies that enhance public safety

Safe Tech is a fabrication laboratory and makers' space which provides support to advance products and technologies for first responders and our armed forces.

Attend the Safe Tech Pitch Virtual Competition!

Make Safe Tech, Inc. (Safe Tech) and Safe Tech’s National Advisory Council are hosting the inaugural Safe Tech Pitch, a virtual competition, on Tuesday, Nov. 17 from noon to 5:00 p.m. Central Standard Time. True to Safe Tech’s mission, the event’s purpose is to bring first responders and armed forces together with the nation’s leading-edge technologies.

Nov. 17 – 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. CST

Nov. 17 – 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. CST

About Safe Tech

Our Mission - Advance Products and Technologies for First Responders and our Armed Forces

With over a decade of engaging innovative technologies that have empowered public safety and our military, Make Safe Tech Inc., (Safe Tech) is the premier resource to bring military and first responder products to market.

Repeatedly, new companies fail to overcome the challenges of the public safety or defense market before their funds run out. Safe Tech works with corporations, agencies and individual donors who are eager to guide a portfolio of such technologies through the pivotal stages of product development, making them ready for scaling and distribution.

Through agreements with state and local governments, Safe Tech is working to establish Partnership Intermediary Agreements (PIAs) with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Department of Defense (DoD) to bring technologies and companies that strengthen public safety and our military from around the country to the Brazos Valley

Safe Tech Services

At Safe Tech, we guide a portfolio of public safety technologies through the pivotal stages of product development.

Technology Development

In order to mitigate risk and maximize value, Safe Tech will utilize Trusted Service Providers (TSPs) to provide technology companies access to resources with strategic connections and access to the public safety and defense markets.
Technical teams often approach fundraising with 50% or more of their raise dedicated to marketing and sales, regardless of the limited experience they have in selecting where and how to spend marketing funds.
Utilizing the nation’s leading public safety agencies and corporations will enhance the value of resources provided to technologies through Safe Tech. Services may include marketing, engineering, packaging, prototyping, manufacturing, distribution and market introduction.
Safe Tech will target corporate partners that are willing to provide both financial and service commitments to member companies.

Competitive Events

Safe Tech is the premier resource for technologies enhancing public safety, first responders and defense.
We will prioritize technology and grant distribution through participating, sponsoring and hosting competitive events. Safe Tech will partner with TEEX on the Under Fire | Response Innovation Showdown and provide a charitable entity, allowing Under Fire sponsors to contribute with tax benefits.
Safe Tech will evaluate Under Fire, Defense to Response and other events to ensure the portfolio is diverse and filled with technologies that are selected by the nation’s first responders.

Co-Working and Maker Space

Safe Tech operates a Maker Space in College Station, Texas which is available to the community and attracts public safety innovators from around the world. A Safe Tech membership allows individuals, startups, and organizations to use this space. Additionally, the Maker Space may provide tax benefits for equipment donations. Using partnerships with co-working spaces throughout the Brazos Valley, Safe Tech encourages the development of an innovation ecosystem where all business and technology incubators have access to a Maker Space.

At Safe Tech, We Give Back

Make Safe Tech, Inc. is a nonprofit dedicated to working to bring game-changing technologies to our first responders and armed forces. We don’t know what the next innovation is or where it will come from, but with your donation, we can be ready for it.

Additionally, we’re committed to giving back to the communities that keep us safe and secure. As such, all Safe Tech donations and Swag Store purchases go directly to:
1. Testing and evaluation grants for safe technologies
2. Training Grants
3. Department resiliency grants addressing Line of Duty Deaths (LODDs) and suicide prevention
4. First responder and armed forces support programs as identified

Become a Founding Member

In 2020, we got to work building and contributing to the public safety and defense technology ecosystems.  We're offering a limited number of founding memberships, so don’t miss your chance to be on the ground floor of our national innovation network. Founding Member benefits include:

  • FABLab and Makers' Space Access
  • Make Safe Tech SWAG
  • Five hours of commercialization Support
  • Marketing and promotion across our social media channels
  • What's the Buzz Coffee mailed directly to you each month
  • Recognition and Participation in the Safe Tech Roadshow

National Advisory Council Founding Members

Safe Tech Founding Members

Our work building and contributing to the public safety and defense technology ecosystems would not be possible without our Founding Members. We’re proud to partner with these groups and their dedication to MAKE SAFE TECH for our first responders and our armed forces.

First Responder and Armed Forces Program

Crediting those who Serve

Safe Tech has established a special no-cost program for first responders and those serving in the U.S. Armed Forces. Please fill out the First Responder/Armed Forces information form for more information.

Safe Tech Blog

October – Department Highlight

In October’s department highlight, we’ve highlighted Tom Harbour’s contributions and accomplishments in fighting against wildland fires. Give the post a read to learn about Harbour’s commitment to fire safety!

August – First Responder Highlight

Happy August from the Safe Tech crew! This month our First Responder highlight features Adam K. Thiel. Escape the summer heat and chill out with this month’s blog post!

July – First Responder Highlight

Our July First Responder feature belongs to the recently-retired College Station Chief of Police, Scott McCollum. Read more about his career and contributions here.

Department Highlight

Welcome to our First Responder highlight where we showcase innovative leaders in the public safety community. First up on the blog is San Bernardino Fire Chief, Daniel R. Munsey.

Contact Safe Tech

Safe Tech is located in College Station, Texas, home of The Texas A&M University System