Oracle driving innovation in partner community with launch of 3rd award

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Oracle has launched its 3rd Innovation Award for partners in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA). Any member of the Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN) in EMEA who has used Oracle products and technology to create a proven innovative solution can submit an entry for consideration. The aim of the award is to encourage and share success.

"Innovation is critical in sustaining our leadership position and is a strong focus for both our products and partners' solutions," said Vasu Briquez, Chair of the Oracle Innovation Board in EMEA. "With this award we want to recognise and promote the truly innovative solutions of our partners."

The winner of the OPN Innovation Award will receive the award during an Oracle Executive Event in November. The prize promises great visibility and prestige in the OPN community. The winner will also have access to a Market Development Fund for business expansion in other countries.

The award, launched last year, has already recognised the following partners for their innovative solutions:

Geodan Movida. A unique integration of multiple type location information such as Wi-Fi, RFID and mobile technologies to provide standardised, real-time location intelligence to applications based on Oracle 10g Technology.

activepilot from Jentro Technologies, a sophisticated, Java-based, off-board navigation service, which transforms a conventional Java-capable mobile phone into a sophisticated satnav system.

Pharmagest Inter@ctive's 'LGPI - Integrated Portal Management SW'. The first product in the market offering an integrated portal for pharmacy management, allowing clients to communicate in real-time with other groups across the medical product lifecycle, from laboratories and physicians to health authorities and patients.

Definitive Solutions AG - 'myVisitor-Integrated Visitor Management'. An RFID-based visitor management application minimising logistical costs for the management of visitors, reducing security requirements and delivering marketing information on participant behaviour.

CAP SpA - 'Dolomiti Superski'. The project, also based on RFID technology, allows skiers to carry their ski pass, which has an RFID tag, in their pocket, removing the time required for it to be checked or stamped. The pass is read by local systems using wireless technology, such as GPRS and GSM networks, providing ski operators with accurate real-time information and makes the whole skiing experience more enjoyable.

Oracle partners interested in submitting an entry for the award should visit the web link below. Deadline for entries is 15th September 2005.

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