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Emergency Information Systems Recognized by 2021 Greater Philadelphia Social Innovation Awards

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February 19, 2021

Emergency Information Systems (EIS) is proud to share that they have been recognized by the 2021 Greater Philadelphia Social Innovation Awards, receiving second place in the “Innovation in Social Mobility: Education Entrepreneurship” category for the Project S•A•F•E (Stand Apart, Fight Exposure) Initiative. They are honored to be recognized among the outstanding and leading innovative minds of the Greater Philadelphia area!

The transdisciplinary team for Project S•A•F•E, led by CEO and Project Manager Jared Therrien (Drexel ’18) and Design Lead Nicole Feller-Johnson (Drexel ’18), has created a system of harm-mitigation distancing and wayfinding design products, as well as accompanying educational tools to help students and communities reduce the spread of COVID-19. Based on feedback from key community stakeholders, teachers, and students, Project S•A•F•E provides human-considerate solutions using Emergency Information Systems' expertise in safety materials and wayfinding technologies. More information about EIS and Project S•A•F•E is available at

From the GPSIA website: ‘The theme of the 2021 awards, “Achieving a More Just Society,” recognizes organic leadership re-envisioning the challenges communities face and finding solutions by innovating ideas to reshape communities through innovated programs, policies, and disrupting the political landscape to revolutionize realities to bring us all forward to a more equitable and inclusive tomorrow -- today. The 2021 awards are framed within the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) which are the world’s blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all. The Social Innovation Awards symbolize that the success of the social sector depends upon us embracing both tried-and-true traditional practices while stepping out of the box to grow new ideas into new innovative practices. These awards honor our region’s most passionate social innovators, entrepreneurs and changemakers whose work and social impact too often goes unacknowledged, yet their efforts are what makes our communities across Greater Philadelphia the thriving region of innovation and opportunity they are for all people.”

A link to the awards ceremony can be found here:

Emergency Information Systems is grateful to The Social Innovations Journal™ for this honor. They are inspired to continue serving as social innovators!

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