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IST Research Selected as a Finalist in Partnership for Freedom Tech Challenge

02 February 2016

On February 1, 2016 IST was selected as a one of five finalists in the Partnership for Freedom’s “Rethink Supply Chains” tech challenge.  The challenge aims to combat labor trafficking with innovative approaches from the technology industry, specifically focused on solutions to eliminate labor trafficking in global supply chains. 

IST’s approach, titled “Pulse Deployable Counter-Labor Trafficking System,” will utilize our Pulse platform to blend self-reporting and internet data to identify labor exploitation in dynamic environments.  Pulse is a rapidly configurable two-way information sharing architecture and analysis platform designed to help teams in developing areas of the world work with local populations to exchange valuable information. Pulse allows for the polling of local populations through the mobile devices in their pockets to the synthesis and analysis of data we gathered from available internet sources. 

Learn more about the Partnership for Freedom, the Rethinking Supply Chains challenge, and the other finalists, click here.  Be sure to check back here for more updates on the challenge as we pursue this innovative approach to counter-labor trafficking!