The recommender system developed by the Research Studios Austria Forschungsgesellschaft was awarded the IT Innovation Award for Best Austrian Product at CeBIT.

Hannover/Wien/Salzburg, 7.Mar 2011

To succeed at the world's largest trade fair for computers and IT is a challenge. However, the level of innovation and sophistication demonstrated by easyrec convinced the 100-member jury made up of experts, professors and CIOs of the "Initiative Mittelstand" (an initiative for small- and medium enterprises, Ed.) to award the IT Innovation Award for this year's best Austrian IT product at the CeBIT world fair to Research Studio Smart Agent Technologies, headed by Dr. Erich Gstrein.

"easyrec" was presented to hundreds of guests from the business world, the ICT sector, as well as politics and science as a unique recommender solution providing SMEs with outstanding innovation value. The application can be downloaded freely at Sourceforge, the world's leading platform for the publication of open source software.

easyrec was assessed according to the criteria of innovation, practical relevance and SME suitability, taking first place among the Austrian products.

Erich Gstrein, Director of Research Studio Smart Agent Technologies, is very pleased. There are two reasons why we are particularly pleased about winning the CeBIT award: "1. It is rare for research projects initiated at a university to take first place at the world's best trade fair and win industry jury evaluations. 2. It validates our business model. Our team at Studio SAT seeks to transfer the results of our research and innovation from universities to the market and to recoup funds via research-based consulting. We are thus able to provide our partners, mostly SMEs and e-business start-ups, with the greatest possible added-value at the lowest risk!"

Multimedia Staatspreis 2009

The easyrec recommender system awarded with the Austrian state prize for mulitmedia and e-business 2009 award.

Wien/Salzburg, 28.Sep 2009

At the annual gala for the Austrian state prize for mulitmedia and e-business 2009 the project easyrec was awarded a special recognition of the jury in the catogory "Award for Innovations - IT Innovations for an economic upswing". The easyrec team highly appreciates the positive recognition of our efforts and continues to enhance and improve easyrec with a newly refreshed motivation. "With easyrec, website operators are able to implement personalization in a matter of minutes", says Prof. Dr. Peter A. Bruck, CEO of Research Studios Austria Forschungsgesellschaft (RSA FG). "We are thus once again demonstrating that the research activities at RSA FG focus on developing innovative solutions entailing high economic benefits."