Global Relief Product Wins Innovation Rocks Award
Roy Duddy, left, director of the New Hampshire Business Resource Center, presents the "Innovation Rocks!" award to CEO Michael Gray of Global Relief Technologies of Portsmouth.
Published by Foster's Daily Democrat
Tuesday, June 26, 2007
PORTSMOUTH — Global Relief Technologies recently was presented with the "Innovation Rocks!" award by the New Hampshire Business Resource Center and the New Hampshire Division of Economic Development.
The award, presented to CEO Michael Gray at company headquarters, honors GRT for developing a groundbreaking rapid data management solution for use in crisis situations.
The award, which recognizes the creativity and ingenuity of New Hampshire businesses, was presented to GRT for its innovative communications system, which enables emergency first-responders, humanitarian and relief workers, and military personnel to collect and analyze mission-critical information in remote and often dangerous locations around the world.
GRT's products and services are currently being used by the military in Iraq and Afghanistan and to track the avian flu in Southeast Asia. It was also deployed to assist relief efforts following Hurricane Katrina, and to collect critical information for a report on Afghanistan reconstruction by the Center for Strategic and International Studies.
"Ensuring the success of humanitarian efforts requires innovative thinking and the utilization of the latest technologies," said New Hampshire Business Resource Center Director Roy Duddy. "Global Relief Technologies has set the standard for developing communications strategies that provide immediate response in critical situations. This is a company that is truly saving lives."