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European Commission announces 20 European Information Society Technology Prize winners

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Twenty winners of the European Information Society Technologies (IST) Prize 2004 were selected by the European Commission on 17 September 2004. The winners will each receive € 5,000 and will be invited to exhibit their products in the European IST Prize Winners Village at the 2004 IST Event in The Hague from 15-17 November. The IST Prize is Europe’s most distinguished award for groundbreaking IST products. It is organised by Euro-CASE with the support and sponsorship of the IST Programme of the European Commission.

“European IST Prize winners attract international recognition and great interest from venture capitalists. High standards and tough screening of candidates for innovation and market potential make this contest a breeding ground for technological excellence, and hence industrial competitiveness”, said Enterprise and Information Society Commissioner Olli Rehn.

Independent experts from 16 European countries evaluated 430 candidate products from 29 countries. The winners come from Finland, France, Ireland, Israel, The Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden and the UK. Details of the 20 winners and 70 nominees are available on

The IST 2004 event, at which winners will be invited to exhibit their products, is organised by the European Commission in partnership with the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs. It will include a conference, an exhibition of research results and networking facilities. The IST 2004 conference will examine ways of harnessing information and communication technology (ICT) to enhance prosperity, security and quality of life for all Europeans. The exhibition will show how ICT enables new ways of living, working together, communicating, and ensuring that every citizen benefits from the knowledge-based economy. Networking sessions will focus on project ideas, research activities and possible business partnerships.

Three Grand Prize winners will be selected among the 20 IST prize winners. Each will receive €200,000 and the European IST Prize Trophy at an Awards Ceremony in Brussels in early 2005.

Further information

European IST Prize winners and nominees:

IST 2004 Event:

IST prize winners 2004 (UK) for XClone:
Cypak (S) for PIN-on-Card technology:
Digisens (F) for Digisens virtual museum:
Do Labs (F) for DxO® solution for Mobile Operators:
Elva (F) for Vocalid Technology / Vocalid smart Card:
F-Secure (FIN) for F-Secure Mobile Anti-Virus Service:
FilmLight (UK) for Speed-FX:
FogScreen (FIN) for Fogscreen:
Haptica (IRE) for ProMIS:
Illuminate Labs (S) for TurtleTM rendering software:
Let It Wave (F) for CodecID:
New Index (N) for New Index’ scalable and instant e-whiteboard:
Optenet (E) for Optenet Anti-Spam System:
Praxim Medivision (F) for Surgetics Kneelogics Application:
Scytl Online World Security (E) for Pnyx.core:
Skinkers (UK) for Skinkers Communications Platform:
Systran (F) for Systran Professional PremiumTM 5.0:
Teleprotect International (NL) for Teleprotect:
Total Immersion (F) for D’fusion:
VirTouch (IL) for VT PlayerTM:

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