American Start-Ups Urged to Apply by June 15 Deadline
COLLEGE PARK, Md. , June 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The
The Semi-Final will be held in College Park, Maryland on September 15, 2008 . However the deadline for entering the competition is June 15 . For more information or to enter the GSC, go to: http://www.globalsecuritychallenge.com/competition/competition.html
Prizes are offered in a number of different categories, and all Global Security Challenge entrants will receive feedback on their submission. Booz Allen Hamilton , a global leader in technology, is the local sponsor for the American Regional Semi-Final.
"The world increasingly faces risks from a variety of sources, and finding new innovations to protect public security needs is an important mission of the competition," said Melvin Bernstein , vice president for research at the
The Global Security Challenge partners with leading research universities around the world. The American Regional Semi-Final will be hosted by the
According to Brian Darmody , associate vice president for research and economic development, "The
Third Annual GSC
The Global Security Challenge aims to identify, explore and foster innovation in the field of homeland and national security. It was started in 2006 by
"The Global Security Challenge brings together many leading edge technologies and methodologies to improve homeland security and fight terrorism worldwide," said Tom Fuhrman , a Vice President of Booz Allen Hamilton . "Along with proven service offerings, Booz Allen is dedicated to staying at the forefront of security capabilities and is proud to sponsor the Global Security Challenge being held at the
GSC Co-President Janeen Chupa said, "The GSC is happy to partner with the University of Maryland and Booz Allen Hamilton to support innovators working to make us all safer."
According to the Global Security Challenge, finalists and winners from the first two competitions subsequently raised
Cliff King , founder of NoblePeak Vision, a U.S. start-up company that is developing germanium-enhanced sensors for powerful night vision imaging, has said that ccustomer interest in their technology soared from the publicity received after winning the 2007 Global Security Challenge.