European WWW Business Award '96
A relevant number of sites were submitted for this award.
The following pages contain the winners, the nominees, the sites selected for the evaluation togheter with link to the digital pictures of the event.
The Awards Ceremony chaired by Michel Carpentier, Director General Honorary of DGXIII, and presented by Jean-Michel Blottière, of CANAL+, took place in Paris (May 10) during the Business on the Web event of the 5th International WWW Conference
Provides information on Nua services in a number of languages. Has special software - Website Planner - which allows a potential customer to explore whether they require a website or not. Provides an Internet Surveys section which analyses the user profile on the Internet and attracts good traffic to Nua.
56 - The Port of Aarhus
Web House has implemented a serious and dynamic Website for the Port of Aarhus. The Port of Aarhus has already improven their business relations through the Website, in getting international orders to the Port.
Through her contacts with travel suppliers in 185 countries, ETN is able to advise passengers about the lowest available airfares and hotel rates in the World.
22 - INFOBEL
INFOBEL was the world's first white page directory accessible worldwide through the web. It includes all belgian residential and business lines (4.000.000 addresses). The search tool is one of the www fastest directory search tool available today.
Prous Science has created a presence on the WWW in order to encourage communication and discussion among scientists at remote sites throughout the world (Telesymposia Proceedings), and to provide rapid dissemination of timely information regarding drug research and development (The Prous Science Weekly Essentials) and a continuing education medical program (under development). Our products are presented in an environment conducive to real-time information exchange that is, a continuous on-going dialogue with customers.
115 - ALL ABOUT WINE
We want to be the rendez-vous between wine enthousiasts and professionals on the net. Information, data bases, forums and shopping center but also games, contests, ads, etc : a very large content.
35 - LOGOS DICTIONARY
A multilingual dictionary accessible to all containing 3.5 million terms, consultable in up to 31 langauges.
GEN is *the* European electronic marketplace for engineering knowhow and information. Operated by leading European industry and research institutes to bring to users and SMEs the latest in design information, product design libraries, information broker services and connections to preferred customers and suppliers. GENs main focus is the improvement of corporate product design and manufacturing processes. Along with availability of design libraries and procuct catalogues it includes services for collaborative engineering and knowledge sharing. First presentation at G7 conference 2/95. Trial operation since 9/95. Public scenarios available on WWW since 12/95.
in partnership with the Agence Nationale pour l'Emploi (ANPE), we try to determine methods for fighting unemployment using new technologies: the server is used by job seekers who find assistance with us. The server points to a resume data base, to jobs, teaching programs, rules and regulations regarding employment, financing, etc.
19 - Flanders Coast
Information on accommodation, entertainment, gastronomy, local business,
culture, arts, events, local government for Flanders Coast, Belgium, Europe.
35 - LOGOS DICTIONARY
A multilingual dictionary accessible to all containing 3.5 million terms, consultable in up to 31 langauges.
A web site that markets a range of products that we can offer for world wide distribution. Biscuits, Celebration Cakes, Hampers and Gingerbread. Including Retail and Wholesale information, to attract further substantial and ongoing business.
The following sites are the sites selected for the evaluation.
They are listed in no particular order of importance.
This directory gives a usefull and up-to-date description of every golf course in Belgium. Every golfplayer can book his greenfee on-line, can visit the parcours and the competition calender.
Go Aaland contain valuable info about how to make business with Aland and about visiting Aland; the site also offer special services refering to the Aland Islands. Go Aaland contain E-mail Catalogue, Bulletin Board, Hot Links Library, Business Contacts Database and Aland Tourism Infopages.
SQL WEB is a toolkit for connecting databases to the Internet. Principle features are : - creation of HTML Input Forms linked to the database - creation of HTML Query Forms based on the searchable fields of the database. - the HTML Answer Page is generated the very moment an Internet user is querying the database . - combination of database look-up and full text search - multiple language
COGNITA Software Consultants
The place has been planned and realized to let our and other countries know structural and operational organization of the Bank, apart of giving useful information on financial services (for ex. list of daily exchange, list of Italian bank on the net) and social services. We wanted to give visitors the possibility, in this first term , of sending notifications about qualiti of the services promulgated (for ex. POS installed to our clients, reports), appointment applications and general information about our commercial field.
Banca di Credito
We use the Internet to send images of design being worked on for clients
Chris Spencer (ArtisticDirector)
Conarts Mould Makers
SampleLengthsService´ allows to the agents and clients in the world of the business to examine the availability of the sample Lenghts through demand on the single article or with the complete visualization of the archive.
Tex.NET Telcomunicazioni Srl
This site is designed to make people curious about the media and our solutions.
Tourism Guide and Entertainment in Spain and Catalunya
Companies 10-250 People
J.H. Bunn Ltd
CompNet brings 39.000 Austrian Business-to-Business companies onto the WWW. If the company is on the WWW itself there is a free link to the companies homepage. Additionaly all companies can be reached through a "Fax-Link". The fax-service (as the usage of the database itself) is free of charge for the Webuser and the companies in the database. The database can be searched by company-name and product or industry/branch.
Rudolf Hanel & Sohn
The most innovative source of masterbatch, specialty compounds and the new class of materials: ORGANIC METALS
The virtual exposition of a number of distinguished italian artists presented by eminent critics and shown with the help of a sample of their production.
A business site promoting the company and his capabilities and including information on business. Also included our demonstrations of sites and vertical applications on the development applications of new technologies
LTA - Ludden Taylor Associates
The Metropole Hotel is the only Hotel from the 19th. Century still existing in Brussels. It is marvellously located right in the Historical center of the Capital of Europe. It was celebrating its 1st. Centenary in 1995. Many of the great figures which made Europe stayed at the Metropole. It features 410 well equipped rooms as well as a gastronomical restaurant (l'Alban Chambon quoted 2 toques - 16/20 by the famous GaultMillau 1996 guide. This quotation ranks the Alban Chambon amongst the 10 best restaurants in the Region of Brussels Capital. -First Hotel in Brussels to provide electricity and phone in 1895. -First Hotel in Brussels to provide Fax service in 1985. -First Hotel in Brussels and in Belgium to be on the WWW in 1995. -First Hotel Worldwide to able direct Room Reservations through the WWW in 1995. SOME OTHER CONSIDERATIONS : Large employement possibilities in a highly staff demanding Industry. Those employements are neither "exportable" nor easely "automated". They also adress mainly to low qualified people, the kind of jobs Europe needs the most in this very critical and large unemployement crisis. Tourism is also a growing sector which helps better understanding between foreign people. It is also highly profitable to the local economies considering the foreign currencies exchanges ETC...
Immobilier a vendre et a louer (Real Estate for sale and to let) - URLs are: www.locat.com, www.avendre.com and www.alouer.com
Meetings has been developed by Ariadne on the request of CSELT S.p.A. Turin, Italy. CSELT is the R&D centre of Telecom Italy. Meetings helps CSELT S.p.A to manage the organisation of european wide meetings on IT and telecommunications topics. Meetings allows authorized users to setup a meeting defining topics, logistics, responsable, meeting calendar and so on. Users can subscribe a meeting from the meetings calendar, perform logistics requests, submit URLs of on-line meeting-related documents, send email to other partecipants, see other partecipants profile. The meeting responsable and general users perform all browsing, insert/update and managing operations thru a WWW HTML based interface.
50.000 Belgian Company Profiles, 8.000 Top Managers, Belgium Education Online Freelance Network are all relevant information sources for your business.
Most complete Site for the Entertainment in Rome
A virtual florist center where you can order flowers for delivery in 18 European countries. Communication can be established in five European languages (English, French, German, Spanish and Dutch). Secure server technology allows for safe credit card transactions.
Since February 1995, a lot of useful and updated informations about travel and tourism in France along with practical services like the Online hotel reservation center and the French Travel Mall to get a museum/metro pass, sightseeing tickets ...delivered at your hotel before arrival.
Storage Computer Europe's WWW pages provide corporate and technical RAID 7 storage server IT information in 20 different languages.
A News On Demand Service for Portuguese and Portuguese speaking peoples around the world.
A directory with over 1.600 hyperlinks to financial sites. Very good European coverage.
WWW pages devoted to present the training activities of C.U. with the periodical (about every three months) pubblication of a courses' calendar and the supply of specific submission form for the registration to every edition of the courses in calendar
An on-line conference stystem for Oracle specialists
The Pirelli World Wide Web is the official company information Site. The site contains information about Pirelli related to:General information; Products catalogs; Manufactoring information; Sales network; Interactive fitment charts; Advertising Videos and Images; The Web is very complete and well designed from a graphical and information's organisation point o view
Ars Informatica MMA
Full coverage of the services offered by the restaurant and hotel
Calligrafix use advanced technology to deliver real content over the web http://www.propertyfinder.co.uk/public is a UK property system http://calligrafix.co.uk/c/graphics is a Graphicsal display of a Web site (Java) http://calligrafix.co.uk/sbtb is an Tourist Accommodation database http://calligrafix.co.uk/agora - online shopping and salmon fishing
For the client its the best way to get unstressed from car traffic, because he can order now diretly from his chair...
"Panorama", Italy's n.1 newsmagazine.This is not the digital version of the paper product. It's a completely new magazine, with an auditorium which allows netizens to interact with the editorial staff. It offers e.mail, polling areas and forums to allow readership participation in all fields of interest. It also provides a basic news area, the weekly cultural appointments and the most interesting news analysis of our prestigious commentators: with a research tool for the back stories. And there is a surfers' paradise, with weekly tours on the 'Net.
Virtual Record Shop specialising in collectable House, Techno, Jungle, Triphop, Ambient, Hipop on vinyl mainly. We cater to DJ's and music-lovers world wide alike. Service includes Euro/Master card, Email Updates, Same day shipping, Search and Match database to process wants-lists from clients (28% score in 95).
Europe's foremost entertainmentstore!
CD Teleshop/Big Bro Media
businessNET is a business oriented platform on which companies can present themselves for a reasonably low budget. To generate traffic we make a content-basis available for all visitors.
Apart from sering as a traditional company and products presentation site on the web, the Time/system's site offers a number of really useful efficiency tips, and the opportunity to download a free version of the innovative Time/system Activity Map software.
We provide a web site where small United Kingdom companies can advertise their products and services. We also offer on-line secure credit sales.
Interactive Advertising Ltd
The approach was, accompaigning to other sales activities, to build up a direct marketing and advertising page for an innovative Internet software tool. The product won at the Cebit the BYTE-AWARD. In a high competitive market we have tried to come through.
Marketing Factory Consulting
To promote awareness of, and tourism in, the Borders and South of Scotland. To provide information in the form of complete on-line brochures useful to visitors, and to provide the means for booking accommodation. HolidayNet is active solely on the Internet/Telephone.
Check the actual price of your car by filing a interactive form. Try out the interactive leasing form. Search your used car in a weekly updated list.
Ideal for travellers, a useful and expanding resource of vivid pictures and detailed text for accommodation and tourism services - authoritative, searchable, comparative, and international.
LPI Ltd, trading as
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Trade Point Finland Ltd
Megaforum is the first virtual shopping center project in Finland. Service includes new forms of electronic money fx. services and products ordered can be added to the telephone bill, online banking etc. Megaforun remote office consept will be launched in June-96 and it includes powerful tools for GSM-shortmessage, e-mail and faxservices.
Fonet Kustannus Oy
The official merchandise catalogue of NUFC containing all items available from the Club shop complete with secure ordering facility
JJ Maes presents his theme "Free your style". You can find a lot of information on the company profile, the dealers and references. You can choose between French and Dutch. The user can e-mail a form to get information or an appointment with JJ Maes.
J.J. Maes NV
The Cybervillage is a mix of non & commercial pages and provides a collection of 'villages' relating to different subjects. This make it a one-stop source of information for that particular subject. Subjects cover to date: Vegetarians, Acorn Computer platform, Printing, design & publishing, modern art, personal pages and green issues
ELITE(Education and Language training for International Trade in Europe) at its WWW store offers Business English and Business skills training resources to language schools and in-company training departments. The resources are designed to support programmes of learning that lead to certification
A practical guide offering advices, benefits and information in such diverse fields as culture, leisure, purchase, travel, and quality improvement of life in general. This site is aimed especially at Belgian residents and holders of the free Delhaize Plus Card. For a better quality of your life, follow the guide.
Create a virtual european studio that will provide modeling and animation resources to Televisions, Audiovisual Production Companies and Multimedia Developers. Establish a networked environment to circulate standardized 3D Modeling and Animation Data from one animation studio to the other and make the resources available to clients via networks and CD-ROMs.
POST REALITY S.A.
The NETTuno internet service provided by Cineca to local authorities, governamental organisation and private companies is a high level service both as internet access and networking services as web services, tele-selling, closed group of users' service, accesso to local and remote data bases
Cineca Inter-University Consortium
Web Advertising Limited are a new dynamic Internet advertising company. The directors, Brian Duncan and Andrew Adamson have a unique blend of expertise in software development and computer graphics. This forms the basic strategy in producing marketing solutions, using technology and image, for maximum impact of this new media.
ANCI RISPONDE is an interactive telematic consultancy service for Local Authorities. The local administrations put questions through the network to ANCI on laws and regulations, administration, personnel, public bids, financing issues, commerce and local taxation.The answers are prepared by Ancitel's experts and given back through the network within 5 days. All answers are also included in a data base for consultation from other Local Authorities interested.
everithing about biking in Switzerland.
Data Fellows has been updating Virus Information Pages for two years now. The library contains descriptions of thousands of viruses in both English and Finnish. The amount of descriptions is increasing all the time. The library is unique in its size and descriptiveness.
Data Fellows Ltd.
We provide information about lots of products we are selling in German language. Note, most of the contents of software-manufacturer sites are only available in English. There is also a page to order.
The virtual show house is open 24 hours a day and allows people to look at a Walker Home before visiting a physical show house. Facilities provided for requesting more information to be sent.
Marble Corner aims to be the reference point for all the operators of the stone industry. It covers with a wide range of services and informations all the needs of technical information, news update, contact between companies involved in the stone market.
EuroJobs aims to simplify the way the job markets works. EuroJobs offers candidates a simple way to get in touch with a large number of recruiters and offers recruiters a simple and effective way to share information on candidates and companies. This enables companies to easier track candidates and speed up the recruitment process. The EuroJobs site will provide recruiters with free software to access the database and share the information available.
Magazine style on-line shopping service promoting quality Scottish goods from local suppliers. Also including professionally written articles about the products and descriptions of leisure and cultural activities in the Highlands.
The Highland Trail Company
We are creating an international platform for the real estate market in Berlin. Our idea is to bring offer and demand together. The basis is an informational environment, which provides everything necessary to make the orientation in the market convenient. We contribute free high quality information to the community and give offers a platform which respects the älaws" of the medium and guarantees high hit rates.
The site is built on the analogy of a building, offering office space to hosted sites. Ample room is also provided for making the environment more accessible and interesting (info boards, free space for non-profit organizations. By using this site as eye-catcher, related consultancy (IT and marketing) is offered.
ComputerWare Belgium nv
The application is integrated in the Electronic Mall Bodensee project (www.bodan.net), the largest E-Marketplace in the Region. The goal of Tourist Information St.Gallen is to establish a direct distribution channel on the internet. The system serves as a plattform for all kinds of tourism info in the City. The system envolves 250 Pages in german and english. It enables the user to make direct hotel reservations and to find complete, accurate and actual information. for tourism information in general with the possibility for smaller touristic businesses and to join on the web-sites.
An attractive, fast loading site designed to communicate the essence of our company's policy to all users especially those using the Netscape 2 browser. Graphics are simple yet attractive to reduce download times and all text is concise and to the point and is provided in both French and English (Japanese will also be available shortly). We have incorporated forms to enable potential customers to receive a quote for work (Web authoring or straight forward translation) by return of e-mail.
AGERIM Cote d'Azur est la 1Þre agence immobiliÞre de la Cote d'Azur sur Internet. Nous proposons un vaste choix d'appartements et villas sur toute la Cote d'Azur, ainsi qu'un guide des bonnes adresses. Toutes demandes traitÚes sous 24 heures. AGERIM Cote d'Azur is the 1st French Riviera real estate agency connected to Internet. We offer a great choice of apartments and properties all over the French Riviera, and a guide of the best addresses. Any request treated within 24 hrs.
The site provides full product/technical descriptions on over 300 products, downloadable demonstration software, a site search facility and links to related web sites and resources. Further information can be requested via on-line forms as well as direct e-mail. The site makes use of the recent 'frames' technology and will soon have further enhancements using 'Java' and 'Quick-time' video clips.
Spain Net : National Directory Services for business and professional services. Spain Net provides information on companies and professionals in Spain for business purposes. Supported by Euro Biz, it is a private business service.
We are a small company providing expert consultancy skills in computer networking to Irish and European industry. We specify and oversee the development and commissioning of networks, particularly TCP/IP networks. Baker Consultants also supply 3rd party client/server software for such networks.
first Scandinavian model agency on Internet. A semi-online system for viewing and booking models and talents.
Through our publication in our Web-site we acquire contact with a large number of potential customers at the same time as providing the medical community with an information service that is helpful to their understanding and progress of knowledge in our field of know-how.
Osteometer Sverige AB
quelm intends to develop and harbour on-lne magazines on the Web. It has 3 magazines right now : Cybersphere (the webzine on cyberculture, published since june 95), Yoko (comics and mangas) and La Critique du Public (theatre and live spectacle).
On-line ordering of pizzas and other menu items in various areas of The Netherlands. Boeve Automatisering is providing this service to several pizza delivery company's.
Nature is the science magazine which published the world's six most cited research papers of 1995. It's impact factor of 25.5 makes it the leading multidisciplinary scientific publication in fields as diverse as physics, chemistry and immunology.
CompLine is a specialized database containing about 1.800 Austrian public and private stock companies. (Including all Austrian banks, insurances and quoted stock companies). The information provided on each company is very deep and is hyperlinked with any correspondent information within the database. So 1.800 company profiles (including more than 5.500 balance sheets) and more than 13.000 personal-profiles are linked.
Rudolf Hanel & Sohn
Site of the newspaper. Music, cinema, comics, litterature....
Agence Guyenne Immobilier Perigord
The site is dedicated to the city of Palermo. Here you can find the information about history, handicrafts and folklore of this wonderful city.
Application is a database service for potential participants of EU Leonardo Programme. By inserting information into the database can organizations announce its interest of particular type of project. Others can search those announcements and select co-operating partners.
Infotools Oy Ltd
Hometextile, Furniture, Toys and Gifts Fairs in 4 Languages.
TweedNet is designed to promote the Scottish Borders and is paert funded by the ECs Objective 5b programme. Established in November 1994 as asmall scale pilot/demonstration project at a time when very little about Scotland was avialble on the WWW Tweednet has grown to be one of the leading Scottish Internet sites. Work is almost complete on what we believe to be one of the most comprehensive Tourist Accommodation guides in Europe. Working with the local Tourist board Tweednet has put on line every tourist accommodation listed in the Toiurist Boards 1996 Accommodation Guide. Also available on line is a searchable database of all Borders Companies ecah with its own unique e-mail address which is an alias for Scottish Borders Enterprise. Incoming enquiries are passed on to the compnies concerned by the quickest avilable means. In addition the site has acted as ademonstration to the business community of the Scottish Borders and now provides over 25,000 pages of on line information to a global audience. Work on the project will continue to be promote by the EC's Telematics Application Programme of the Fourth Framework which funds a large pan-european consortium in the research and development of telematic applications for SMEs in 10 member states.
Scottish Borders Enterprise
The Electronic Mall Bodensee (EMB) is a multi-national platform that utilizes the concept of the Electronic Mall for a specific region in the heart of Europe. This electronic marketplace provides an infrastructure for electronic commerce and all forms of information exchange and communication between commercial - especially SME - and private participants of the Mall. There are more than 150 regional organizations reachable through the EMB in spring 1996.
Bodensee (EMB) Konsortium
The database host by the lake of Konstance is now accessible via WWW. We offer all database informations under a graphical user interface with comfortable search possibilities. Search results make use of the additional advantages of the internet. They contain a link to the homepage of the firm and mail-addresses (if there is one existing). Our latest innovation is an URL database where you are able to make inputs and edit your inputs. To show you all possibilities of our solution we made a special password for you: Please login with user award, password award. Just overwrite the field "Benutzername" with award and the field "Passwort" with award.
Vorarlberger Technologie Transfer Zentrum
(Technology Transfer Center Vorarlberg)
The application integrates an RDBMS-based product catalog with an on-line ordering system guiding the customer through the whole shopping process from item selection to order placement and processing of payment information. The customer is provided with a virtual shop-ping cart. In addition the system calculates appropriate handling and shipping charges. Payment is possible by invoice or on-line by secure credit card transactions supported by a weak verification process.
MARTEL AG ST.GALLEN
Search in a wide catalog (more than 700 titles) by category, producer, keyword, latest news. Receive our newsletter (CD FLASH!) to have more information about availability, infos about new products and so on.. Get our price list (excel fmt) using web or mail robot. If you are a reseller you can access to our dealer area. Order your preferite CD-ROMs
Scotland Travels - Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen, Inverness, West coast Islands, Orkney and Shetland - Accommodation in Hotels B&B (Bed and Breakfast) Guest houses. Tartan Shopping Mall - Internet company specialise in selling - Cashmere, Kilts, Salmon, Whisky, Food, Tartan, Golf products and gifts. Made in Scotland Jewellery, Art, Photoraphy, Crafts.
SCET has a central and unique role in the identification and application of technological innovations and techniques to benefit education and training in Scotland. Our mission is to facilitate learning through technology. Creating SCET's www pages is evidence we practice and follow our company mission. We actively apply technological innovation to benefit education and training in Scotland.
SCET(Scottish Council for Educational
Visitors to our site can experience real interactive multimedia in action by downloading Shockwave excerpts of our projects made with Macromedia Director, and playing a sample of the soundtrack on our demo CD-ROM using Internet Wave. Other features include a digital video sample and an interactive demo of one of our projects. The page also provides the ideal site to promote a high-profile multimedia conference to be held in Dublin in October 1996, as well as to advertise vacancies within the company.
Multimedia Technologies Ireland Ltd
The site serves as an introduction to prospective clients as to the products and services the ITCentre provides. It also provides an information service to ICL internally keeping other sectins up to date with what is happening in the ITCentre. Furthermore the site allows for the direct sale of products enabling browsers to download demo versions of products. This direct sale of products across the www has created an entirely new forum through which to target customers.
ICL IT Centre
Progresys offer internet users worldwide information and reservation services for hotels, cars and other facilities. Progresys started in Belgium, but due to the positive response from international users, will be developing their site towards other countries in the world.
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