The Future Internet Award
The Future Internet Award recognises excellence in innovation among Future Internet projects and initiatives from across Europe. The winner receives a specially engraved Waterford crystal vase, as well as the opportunity to promote their work to a Europe-wide audience of industry, academic and public agency bodies.
The winning entry is announced at the closing ceremony of Future Internet Assembly events. This ceremony is attended by renowned industry and academic experts, high-level members of the European Commission, and members of the local and international press.
The ‘Future Internet Award’, supported and organised by the ceFIMS Coordination Action, is an opportunity for European national and regional Future Internet initiatives to promote their work. Initiatives can take the form of innovative products and services that will shape the Future Internet. The award is presented every six months to the initiative that is adjudged to have the greatest potential to advance the Future Internet and provide an exemplar for innovate products/services.
Entries will be adjudicated on the basis of the following criteria:
- Implementations in place
- Involvement and contacts with industry & SMEs
- Innovate use of technologies
- Inclusion of local entities, citizens, communities
- Universal usability and access
- Contribution towards reducing the Digital Divide
- Societal impacts
- Environmentally friendly
- Excellence in themed areas and/or cross-domain
- Cross-regional and/or cross-national
A Judging Panel comprising representatives from research, industry and public agencies expert in the FI domain judges the entries, based on the information contained in the attached application form. Further information may be sought before a final decision is made. The Award is given to the best FI initiative in the opinion of the judges.
Past Award Winners