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Entries invited for The European Information Society Technologies Prize 1999

The European Council of Applied Sciences and Engineering is inviting entries for The European Information Society Technologies Prize 1999, the closing date for which is 18 May 1999.

The theme to which applications should conform this year is "Novel products with a high inform...
The European Council of Applied Sciences and Engineering is inviting entries for The European Information Society Technologies Prize 1999, the closing date for which is 18 May 1999.

The theme to which applications should conform this year is "Novel products with a high information technologies content and evident market potential". There will be up to three Grand Prizes of 200,000 euro each together with the European IST Trophy and up to 25 Winner Prizes of 5000 euro each.

The selection criteria include technical excellence, innovative content, potential for improving competitiveness, potential market value, capacity to generate employment by opening up new markets or starting up new enterprises, contribution towards extending the acceptance and understanding of information technology by society, and anticipated societal benefits.

The European IST Prize is organised by the Information Society Programme of the European Commission, DG XIII, jointly with the European Council of Applied Sciences and Engineering.
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