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Deadline Looms for 2007 European ICT Prize

Closing date Dec 4, 2006 for the 2007 European ICT Prize

International 2007 ICT Prize Press Conference: March, 16, 2007, 10:00 at CeBIT (Hannover, Germany) with the Public Ceremony starting at 11:00

Brüssels/Paris/Hannover/London, 30 November 2006 - The closing date for the 2007 European Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) Prize falls on December, 4, 2006. The prize is the most distinguished award for innovative products and services that represent the best of European innovation in ICT. It provides public recognition and a highly visible profile to innovative companies that convert novel ideas into marketable products. The high standards of applicants and the competitive evaluation procedure make this prize the standard reference recognising major achievements in the ICT world of today.

The prize is given to new products and services with a high information technology content and evident market potential. Products should be at least at demonstrable prototype stage and if already marketed should have been introduced in the market after 15 April 2005. The European recognition that stands behind the nomination of both Nominees and Winners helps facilitate access to finance, markets and partnerships.

The European ICT Prize is open to any organisation (enterprise, laboratory, university or other institution) based in one of the following 33 countries (EU Member States and Associated States): Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, the Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, UK.

To participate, all information and the application form can be downloaded from www.ict-prize.org. The process is simple: fill in the application form, print it out and send three complete copies with enclosures by surface mail (post, courier, other delivery service) to the European Council of Applied Sciences, Technology and Engineering (Euro-CASE), a European non-profit-making organisation of national cademies from 20 European countries./ends

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For further information and for details of last years winners: www.ict-prize.org

Contacts
Euro-CASE ICT Prize
28, rue Saint Dominique, 75007 Paris, France,
phone +33 1 53 59 53 40, fax: +33 1 53 59 53 41, mail@ict-prize.org

PR Agency
EuroMarCom UK: Zed PR, phone +44 (0) 118 969 8966, ict-prize@zedpr.co.uk


For UK Press Conference Accreditation:
To attend the EU press conference ‘The 2007 European ICT Prize’ with Viviane Reding, Member of the European Commission (March, 16, 2007, 10:00, CeBIT Germany), email info@zedpr.co.uk


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