2013 eGovernance award
In February 2013, the online voting project implemented by Scytl in the Indian State of Gujarat received the 2013 National award for eGovernance under the category “Excellence in Government Process Re-engineering”. The State of Gujarat, with a population of 50 million people, is the first state in having implemented Internet voting in public elections in India. The first online election under this 5-year project was successfully carried out in September 2010, and since then, the online voting system has been used for Municipal Corporation / Municipality Elections. Sponsored by the Indian Government, the National award for eGovernance is aimed at recognizing and promoting excellence in the implementation of e-Governance initiatives in the country.
Telegraph Tech Start-Up 100
In April 2011, Scytl was selected as one of the most promising IT companies in Europe by the prestigious British newspaper The Telegraph within the framework of its Start-Up 100 initiative. Start-Up 100 is an attempt to create the most authoritative and trustworthy ranking of promising technology start-ups in Europe and was carried out in association with TechCrunch Europe and supported by Orrick, Silicon Valley Bank and Microsoft BizSpark
2011 eWorld Forum Award
The Internet voting project implemented by Scytl in the State of Gujarat has received the 2011 eWorld Forum Award. This Indian state, with a population of 50 million people was the first state to implement Internet voting in public elections in India. The first online elections under this 5-year project were successfully carried out in September 2010. A second round of online elections took place in March 2011, during Gandhinagar’s Municipal Corporation elections. The 2011 eWorld Forum Award rewards the best innovative projects in the field of eGovernance. The eWorld Forum 2011, launched by Shree Kapil Sibal, India’s Minister of ICT, was organized by the Centre for Science, Development and Media Studies (CSDMS) and Elets Technomedia Private Limited in association with the Indian Department of Information Technology (DIT), the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, and the Department of Science and Technology.
2011 European Tech Tour
In 2011 Scytl was selected by the European Tech Tour Association as one of the top 25 most innovative and promising companies in Southern Europe with the potential to impact the global technology landscape. The European Tech Tour Association is an independent non-profit organization committed to the development of emerging technology companies from Europe that organizes regional events aimed at introducing leading technology companies to key European, US and Asian investors.
2010 National Media Awards: Internet
In June 2010, Scytl was declared the winner of the National Internet Award by the Government of Catalonia. The purpose of this award is to give recognition to the most significant contributions in the field of communications and telecommunications in Catalonia. This award recognizes Scytl as the global reference company for solutions of advanced cryptographic and electronic voting via the Internet. Please click here to see the notice.
2008 Barcelona City Award
In 2008, The Barcelona City Council awarded the prize for Technological Research to Scytl. This award is an important recognition to the creation and development of a secure solution applied to electronic voting. This work is an example of collaboration between university and business, and provides answers to the new challenges that society faces in terms of citizen participation. The jury wanted to emphasize the international projection of this project, positioning Scytl as the leader in this field. Please click here to see the notice.
European Venture Contest
Scytl was declared the winner of the 2007 edition of the prestigious European Venture Contest by a jury formed by 17 international VC funds. The European Venture Contest is considered to be the most prestigious award for a European technology company. In the 2007 edition, there were a total of 576 applications from technology companies from all over Europe. After a rigorous selection process, 125 of those companies presented in 5 European cities and 17 were declared finalists and invited to present to the final in Barcelona. On December 11, 2007, Scytl was declared the winner by the jury during the award ceremony.
Leaders of the ITech-Economy
In 2007, Scytl was awarded the prestigious Leaders of the ITech-Economy Prize by the IE-Club for its innovative technology and great international potential. The IE-Club is a French organization that organizes annually, in partnership with Euro-case (the European Council of Applied Sciences, Technologies and Engineering) and the CCIP (Chamber of Commerce of Paris), the Leaders of the ITech-Economy Prize, aimed at rewarding and promoting innovative technology businesses with international potential.
Best case label – eGovernment Awards
In 2007, Scytl’s e-participation project Madrid Participa was recognized as one of the beste-government initiatives during the 4th Ministerial Conference on e-Government of the European Union and received the prestigious Best Case Label from the European Commission. The Europe eGovernment Award is aimed at promoting good practices among the Member States, the candidate countries and the EFTA countries. The most outstanding applications presented at the conference are awarded with the prestigious Europe eGovernment Award.
SSD Highly Successful Project Award
In 2007, the e-voting project that Scytl and Hewlett-Packard (HP) carried out during the November 2006 parliamentary election in the Australian State of Victoria received the SSD Highly Successful Projects Award. This internal HP award is one of the three that HP has granted in the Asia-Pacific region in 2007 to recognize the best executed projects.
Red Herring 100 Europe
In 2006, Scytl was awarded the Red Herring 100 Europe Award by Red Herring magazine for its breakthrough secure e-voting technology. The Red Herring 100 Europe Award recognizes the 100 finest private companies in Europe that the Red Herring magazine judges to be leading the way through innovation and technology. Companies like Google, eBay and Skype were spotted in their early days by Red Herring editors, and touted as leaders that would change the way we live and work.
In 2006, Scytl was named Global Innovator for its unique technology and market approach. The Global Innovator award is granted by The Guideware Group, a leading global early stage technology research firm organizing the Innovate!Europe event – only executive-level conference dedicated to the Pan-European technology ecosystem. The Global Innovator rewards each year the 10 most promising technology companies.
Excellency in Technological Innovation Award
In 2006, the Catalonian Association of Technical Telecommunications Engineers (COETTC) granted Scytl the Excellency in Technological Innovation Award. This award is an important recognition to Scytl’s 14 years of pioneering research in the field of application-level cryptography and e-voting security.
In 2005, Scytl was awarded the prestigious ICT Prize for its security solution for e-voting:Pnyx.core. The ICT Prize is the most distinguished prize for innovative products and services in the field of ICT. The ICT Prize is organised by Euro-CASE (the European Council of Applied Sciences, Technologies and Engineering), with the sponsorship and support of the European Commission. The prize is granted to companies or organisations that present an innovative ICT product or service with a promising market potential.