Europe: The EU’s “Nobel prize” for IT

img European ICT prize  I have just learned that one of the IT awards – or in good government gibberish “ICT” awards – I won for some of my inventions a few years ago is now called the “EU – Nobel prize – for ICT“.

Maybe I should now move the plaque from the guest toilet where its displayed with the other awards to a more prominent place…

…The European ICT Prize, the EU’s “Nobel Prize” for innovation in information and communication technologies, is the most distinguished prize for innovative products and services in the field of ICT…

Well, to finish up the story, the money (grand prize winners now get EUR 200,000) went to my then company, which is now owned (at least some of the innovations) by an American conglomerate.

So much about being successful in Europe when being innovative…

Nevertheless the EU ICT prize is really a good thing and if your company is European (and actually has some innovative products) you should look into participating next year. The U.S. has its own “Nobel prize” for the IT industry as mentioned here.


More information on the EU ICT prize together with all the winners can be found here

A free Duvet-Dayz Tee to the first person who doesn’t know me (guys no tricks here – I buy the drinks next time…) for pointing out which of the winners during the last 10 years was my company…


The only thing I got is a T-Shirt and the old brass plate from our London offices…

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