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Global Security Challenge finalists announced

Now in its sixth year, the 2011 Global Security Challenge continues to look for new technologies and innovations within the security sector.

Alongside the new UK section, this year there are two categories, one for start-ups (embryonic companies, concept projects or university research projects) and one for SMEs. As in previous years, prize grants totalling $500,000 are available to the winners.

Unlike some other competitions, the GSC is completely free to enter and, say the organisers, make no demands on intellectual property or company ownership.

The UK start-up and SME finalists include:

  • Cobalt Light Systems Ltd
  • 2020 Imaging Limited
  • Intelligent Fingerprinting Ltd
  • Conseal USB
  • Radius Diagnostics Ltd
  • Ipsotek
  • sCrib
  • MMIC EOD Ltd
  • Titan IC Systems
  • Radio Tactics Ltd

The Europe start-up and SME finallists include:

  • Arktis Radiation Detectors Ltd (Switzerland)
  • Agnitio S L (Spain)
  • InfoDif Ltd (Turkey)
  • Avalon Biometrics (Spain)
  • isiiQiri interface technologies (Austria)
  • BioID (Switzerland)
  • KiwiSecurity Software GmbH (Austria)
  • Kikusema AB (Sweden)
  • Tresorium (Hungary
  • Kinamik Data Integrity (Spain)

The Middle East start-up and SME finalists include:

  • Defog Ltd (Israel)
  • C4 Security (Israel)
  • Evac By One (Israel)
  • Ceedo (Israel)
  • Nanergy Alternative Energy (Israel)
  • DSIT Sonar & Acoustics Ltd (Israel)
  • RADIFlow Ltd (Israel)
  • Genesis EW Ltd (Israel)
  • TowerSec (Israel)
  • IntuView Ltd (Israel)

The US East Coast start-up and SME finalists include:

  • Delta R Detection Inc
  • Defensoft
  • InView Technology Corporation
  • IDV Solutions LLC
  • Loginwall
  • Mind-Alliance Systems LLC
  • NATION Technologies Group Inc
  • NexID Biometrics LLC
  • Walleye Technologies Inc
  • Trustware International Ltd

The US West Coast start-up and SME finalists include:

  • CipherCloud
  • Eureka Aerospace Inc
  • EX05
  • International Aviation & Business Solutions Inc
  • Incapsula Inc
  • iSETI LLC
  • PassRules Security
  • Predictive Models
  • Vaporosens
  • SA Photonics

The Asia Pacific start-up and SME finalists include:

  • Areograph (New Zealand)
  • Embedded Technologies Corp Pty Ltd (Australia)
  • Array Shield Technologies Private Ltd (India)
  • TracMap NZ (New Zealand)
  • Bullet Deflector Body Armour (India)
  • Cluck.in (Japan)
  • EasySecured Software & Services Ltd (India)

The gameplan is for all regional finalists to compete at GSC Regional Finals, which will be held around the world in the coming months.

Winners of the regional finals will then advance to the Global Finals, taking place as part of PitchLive, a two-day innovation marketplace in London on 24/25 October this year.

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