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ITEA'96 - Information Technology European Awards

The Information Technology European Awards (ITEA) were initially launched by the European Community's ESPRIT programme with a view to promoting excellence and stimulating innovation in the information technology (IT) sector. This year's ITEA competition will be organized by th...
The Information Technology European Awards (ITEA) were initially launched by the European Community's ESPRIT programme with a view to promoting excellence and stimulating innovation in the information technology (IT) sector. This year's ITEA competition will be organized by the European Council of Applied Sciences and Engineering (Euro-CASE), in close collaboration with the European Commission (DG III).

All submissions to this year's competition should conform with the theme: "Novel products with a high IT content and evident market potential". The product should be at least a demonstrable prototype and, if already marketed, it should have been introduced onto the market after 1 January 1995.

The ITEA'96 competition is open to any organization (company, laboratory, university or other institution), active in any field of information technology, and based in the European Union or EEA countries. It is also planned to extend this year's competition to the countries of Central and Eastern Europe and countries participating financially in the Community's Fourth Framework Programme for research and technological development.

The ITEA'96 Awards Ceremony will take place during the European Information Technology Conference (EITC'96) due to take place in Brussels, Belgium, in November 1996. Three grand prizes of ECU 200,000 each will be awarded, as well as 25 finalist prizes of ECU 5,000 each.

The criteria for selecting the ITEA finalists and winners 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 understudying of IT in society, and anticipated societal benefits.

The formal opening of the competition will take place early in 1996. However, information packages and ITEA'96 pre-application forms are available from the ITEA/Euro-CASE Secretariat, or the ITEA information point in your country, on request.

Source: CADAS, France
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