European Seal of e-Excellence
The European Seal of e-Excellence is a European quality label that rewards outstanding performance ("excellence") in the marketing of innovation in the information & communication technologies (ICT), internet and digital media sectors. The Award is supported by numerous industry associations and clusters from all over the world. Winners are selected by the international jury. The Award Ceremony takes place each year at CeBIT.
The European Seal of e-Excellence was created in 2003 by a group of associations representing the ICT and digital media industries. It can be compared to the (no more available) IST prize but carries the idea one step further to the marketing of ICT innovation. As such, it was an answer to the so-called "European paradox", a term coined in a European Commission Green Paper in 1995 and referring to the often encountered inability of Europe to bring (excellent) research and scientific results to the markets. Since last editions the European Seal of e-Excellence has been open to non European countries and reward ICT companies providing high level products and services.
The Seal is supported by a broad network of organisations from Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Chile, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, India, Mexico, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and Uruguay. It is spearheaded by the EMF, a non-profit organisation acting since 1993 to promote European ICT companies.
More than 250 companies and organisations have won the Seal since 2003.
In 2011, 36 companies from 18 countries were awarded:
Platinum Winners 2011: Ameise Editora, B.U.T, Bitext Innovations, Cinetis, Egyszervolt.hu, IMASTE, Neuromarketing, VIDAVO
Gold Winners 2011: Adobe Scene7, Balazs-Diak, digital publishing, eRevMax, G&L Group, Hedz Hungary, ICB - InterConsult Bulgaria, Norse Solutions, RichCast, Soft Economy, TR Associates, VASCO Data Security, Wordbee
Silver Winners 2011: ACCURO, Anboto Europe, apprupt, Clic and Cash, Hexacta, LetterGen, Lingosaur, Musala Soft, Nemzeti Tankonyvkiado, plista, Quicksite, QUISMA, SmartSoft, Soluciones Tecnologicas, TOPEX
- PRLog announces 2011 Seal Winners
- Announcement of European Seal of e-Excellence 2011 by CeBIT
- PRLog announces 2010 Seal Winners
- PRLog announces 2009 Seal Winners
- List of IT Awards in The Mumpreneur
- biz-Awards article on European Seal of e-Excellence