On 6 June 1994 the European Commission, in conjunction with the Council of Applied Sciences (Euro-CASE), launched Information Technology European Awards (ITEA '95). As a result of the recent accession of three new countries to the European Union, the closing date for the submission of ITEA applications has now been extended from 15 January 1995 to 30 April 1995. Funded by the ESPRIT programme, the objectives of the ITEAs are to promote standards of excellence in European information technology (IT) performance and to stimulate innovation and competitiveness in industry. The theme for ITEA '95 is "Novel products with a high IT content and evident market potential". Three prizes of ECU 200,000 each and 20 prizes of ECU 5,000 each will be awarded. The ITEA Awards Ceremony will take place during the European Information Technology Conference (EITC '95) in Brussels on 28 November 1995. The ITEAs are open to any organization (e.g. enterprise, laboratory, university, institution) active in the field of IT based in the European Economic Area.