The European ICT Prize is the most distinguished award for innovative products and services that represent the best of European innovation in ICT. The Prize is organised by Euro-CASE with the sponsorship and support of the European Commission.

On 16 March 2007, the EC will hand out Grand Prizes to 3 companies, carefully selected out of 70 nominees. They will be given a check of 200 000 euro. Since the creation of the Prize in 1995, there has never been a Belgian Grand Prize winner.

Maybe this year? These 2 Belgian companies made the nominee list:

  • Algonomics, a Ghent based bioinformatics company, spun off the University of Leuven
  • Attentio,  a Brussels based ‘market intelligence’ company specializing in measuring and analyzing data from various social media (blogs, forums, news sites, …)

Watch this blog for an detailed profile of Attentio soon! In the meantime, check their blog.