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August 28, 2006

Winners of the Baltic Challenge Award 2006

The award for Best ICT project was given to Gateway Sweden: run by the Swedish Customs, Stockholm, Sweden (www.tullverket.se) Gateway Sweden is a Customs declaration service using SMS, providing possibilities for fast and easy border crossing for traders, and fulfilment of efficiency requirements for the Swedish Customs.

The award of 5.000 Euro was sponsored by Latvian ICT company Dati Exigen Group.

The award for best Governance & Administration project was given to Vilnius e-Municipality: run by Vilnius Municipality, Lithuania (www.vilnius.lt)

Vilnius Municipality provides more than 200 different services (such as licenses, permissions, land and construction planning, etc) to legal entities and individual persons. Every document, request or personal application is being registered, processed and managed using the e- technology avoiding multiple contacts between the client and the decision maker.

Finally, the award for best was given to Sparknet & Openspark: run by MP -Masterplanet Ltd., Turku, Finland (www.sparknet.fi)

SparkNet and OpenSpark form the largest wireless network in Finland. With over 2000 access points in Finland and abroad with over 100 000 registered users, SparkNet and OpenSpark are the most innovative solution for building large Wi-Fi networks in Scandinavia and Baltic regions.

The two awards of 3 500 Euro were sponsored by the City of Riga.

The celebration of winners was a highlight of the two-day conference, including the workshop "ICT in city development and investments in ICT" and an exhibition of selected ICT projects.

www.balticchallenge.net


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