The ITEA Scheme
The European Information Technology Prize is an Information Technology competition,
awarding prizes to outstanding contributions in generating and converting innovative ideas
and R&D results into marketable products. The ITEA objectives are to promote standards
of excellence in European Information Technology performance and to stimulate innovation
and competitiveness in industry.
ITEA'95: Organization, Selection and Results
ITEA'95 was organized by the Esprit Programme of the European Commission, DG III -
Industry, jointly with the European Council of Applied Sciences and Engineering Euro-CASE.
ITEA'95 was open to any organization (enterprise, laboratory, university or other
institution) active in any field of Information Technology and based in the European Union
and EEA countries.
The selection criteria included technical excellence, innovative content, potential for
improving competitiveness, potential market value, capacity to generate employment by
opening new markets of starting up new enterprises, contribution towards extending the
acceptance and understanding of Information Technology by society and anticipated societal
All ITEA'95 submissions received by the ITEA/Euro-CASE Secretariat were assessed by the
ITEA'95 evaluation group, consisting of independent experts nominated by Euro-CASE. A
short-list of twenty ITEA'95 winners was drawn up. The three ITEA'95 grand prize winners
were selected from the ITEA'95 winners by the ITEA'95 Executive Jury, with Chairman Prof.
Karlheinz, former CEO of Siemens.
||For excellence in converting results from information
technology research to innovative products for the marketplace.