Global Security Challenge opens competition

Last year NoblePeak Vision, a U.S. company that is developing germanium-enhanced sensors for powerful night vision imaging, took top prize at the Global Security Challenge, walking away with a big check that could help fund the start-up. This year it could be your company.

The Global Security Challenge, an annual competition aimed at security innovations, announced the opening of the contest, meaning submissions from technology developers and start-ups can now be submitted. Those entering the Global Security Challenge will be competing for $500,000 in cash grants.

To enter, go to Entries will need to be received by June 15, 2008, with the final competition occurring in London on Nov. 13. Regional semi-finals will be held in Europe, Asia and America prior to the London conference and award presentation. Whether your firm wins or not, the GSC staff provide feedback on your entry.

The GSC is funded by companies like Accenture, BAE Systems, Microsoft, Smiths Detection, SAIC, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and others, and was founded by person with IBM and White House security backgrounds. The GSC partners with the University of Maryland, National University of Singapore, and the London Business School.