On 5 May 2008 Swisscom presented the Swisscom Innovation Award for the second time in collaboration with ICTnet for the best university dissertation in the area of ICT.
This year's Innovation Award, worth CHF 10,000, went to Jonathan Sunier, IT graduate from the Haute Ecole Arc. Jonathan Sunier convinced the judges with his project "GeoPol - geographical positioning for the police in Neuchâtel" The aim of the project was to develop a positioning system, which would in future be available to the police force in Neuchâtel on a single, all-in-one device. With this system, individual police officers, rather than just vehicles, can be located. This makes resource planning for police stations quicker and more efficient, as well as enabling a detailed evaluation of the various deployments. It is also possible for users to obtain directions within a particular deployment area.
The second prize was awarded to Christoph Meyer, a graduate from the University of Applied Sciences North-West Switzerland in Windisch, for his dissertation entitled "Mobile Composing". In third place was Christophe Burnet, a graduate of the University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland in Yverdon-les-Bains, with a dissertation entitled "a web 2.0 service for amateur cyclists".
Swisscom would like to take this opportunity to congratulate all the winners on their success and looks forward to more exciting ideas for the Swisscom Innovation Award 2009.
René Koch, Mania Hodler, Jonathan Sunier, Pierre-Louis Rochaix