Finnish ICT innovation gains recognition in the 2011 World Summit Awards

Three Finnish applications: HammerKit, Epooq and Renderfarm were selected among the winners in the 2011 global World Summit Awards (WSA). The contest awards five best ICT solutions in all together eight categories.
 
 
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June 1, 2011 - PRLog -- Helsinki Finland - Finnish ICT business proved to be greatly appreciated internationally as three Finnish companies were selected winners among more than 460 entrants. HammerKit, a cloud based web development toolkit won in the e-Business & Commerce category. Epooq life story application was awarded in e-Science & Technology and Renderfarm movie rendering application in the e-Inclusion & Participation category.

"This is a fantastic award and I am extemely pleased to accept it on behalf of my team, all of whom have worked hard to create HammerKit over the last 3 years. I think the judges have seen in HammerKit what we have always believed - that to create the next generation of digital services we need to build repeatable solutions, use new methods like real-time design and leverage user-driven solutions." says Mark Sorsa-Leslie, CEO of HammerKit.

The competition is part of the United Nations information society strategy, and selects the world’s best new e-Content and innovative ICT applications bi-annually. This year over 460 entries, nominated from 105 UN member states, participated in the WSA.

Previous years’ Finnish WSA winners include such international success stories as Angrybirds mobile game, Habbo Hotel community as well as Wreck-a-Movie croudsourcing platform.  

More information: Paula Holst, Marketing Manager, HammerKit Oy, press@hammerkit.com

About the WSA
The World Summit Award (WSA), organised by the International Center for New Media (ICNM) in Salzburg, was started in 2003 as part of the UN’s World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS). It is a global initiative to select and promote the world’s best e-Content and innovative ICT applications; to date more than 160 countries are actively involved. Through national pre-selections and contests and a global jury process, WSA demonstrates the local diversity and rich creativity of ICT use. WSA is a global hub for everyone who values the crucial importance of local content to make today’s information society more inclusive. For further information, go to www.wsis-award.org or contact wsa@icnm.net.

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About HammerKit Oy
HammerKit is a cloud-based web application development system. By utilizing a unique component technology HammerKit enables web applications to be built in a modular and visual way. Any application may be copied precisely with a single button click and used as the basis of another modifed application.
Founded in Finland 2006 and trusted by clients such as Hill and Knowlton and BNP Paribas Real Estate, HammerKit was a finalist in the prestigious Eurecan European Venture Cup as well as a Red Herring Global 100 Award Winner in 2009. Further information: www.hammerkit.com
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