About PublicSonar

We contribute to public safety and well-being by making innovative technology accessible

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The story of PublicSonar

Social media intelligence for a safer world

Every day we strive to support organisations, to support public safety and risk management organisations for the better protection of citizens. We do this with our intuitive software: PublicSonar. Our clients have access to AI-powered insights from social media and other online sources enabling them to quickly detect risks, monitor incidents, and manage crises.

Social impact

We contribute to society by making information rapidly accessible. With the latest innovations, research, knowledge and feedback from the field, we push the boundaries of AI to make a difference.

Diversity

We embrace diversity and inclusiveness. This brings innovation, creativity and a better understanding of developments in society. Above all, it creates an energetic and pleasant working atmosphere.

Responsibility

Social responsibility is central to us. Data only has a positive impact when used ethically and with integrity. Complying with local rules and regulations is central to everything we do.

Let’s get in touch and make social impact together

In geval van crisis kun je niet zonder alle beschikbare bronnen, PublicSonar maakt deze toegankelijk en bespaart daarmee kostbare reactietijd
Rob Bertholee
Voormalig Nederlandse Krijgsmachten
In geval van crisis kun je niet zonder alle beschikbare bronnen, PublicSonar maakt deze toegankelijk en bespaart daarmee kostbare reactietijd
Rob Bertholee
Voormalig Nederlandse Krijgsmachten

Who are we?

PublicSonar is a spin-off of two Dutch research institutes, TNO and Technical University Delft. In 2011, we conducted research into the fatal disaster at the Pukkelpop music festival. This research proved that online available information could have contributed positively to decision making. However, data can be very overwhelming when tracking incidents, crises or large events. No tools existed to tackle this challenge properly. In 2012, our founders Richard Stronkman and Hans Burghard decided to solve this problem themselves and thus, our company was born (formerly known as Twitcident / CrowdSense). 

Since then, we have grown into a diverse company with a multicultural team of specialists in computer and data science and safety. We are passionate and proud that we can serve the public and private sector with our real-time solution. We are assisted by Rob Bertholee, Reinier van der Drift and Joep van Beurden. Together as our Advisory Board, they have rich experience in the public safety domain, entrepreneurship and applied intelligence.

Would you also like to become part of this growing company? Then take a look at our career page.

Clients & Partners

Our international customers are active in public safety and risk management, such as law enforcement, municipalities, fire brigades and traffic management. We additionally work with various partners from the research and safety domain.

Together, we continuously learn and innovate in order to contribute to a safer world.