Erlang Solutions Wins Prestigious Academic Award

London, 4th July 2011 – Erlang Solutions Ltd, the world’s largest Erlang services and support company, has been awarded the Academic/Business Collaboration Award at the University of Kent’s ICE (Innovation, Creativity, Enterprise) Awards in conjunction with Professor Simon Thompson of the School of Computing.

Erlang Solutions and Professor Simon Thompson received the Award for the most successful Academic/Business Collaboration. The project has improved the speed and quality of the Agile Test Driven method in use. In addition it created an interactive refactoring tool and a reusable Web Framework, that allows the company to take products to market more quickly and cheaply through developing and deploying reusable software components.

Organised by Kent Innovation & Enterprise (KIE) – the University’s business development unit - the Awards recently took place at the Innovation Centre on the University’s Canterbury campus. Guests for the evening included representatives from IBM, Dstl, 3M and Denne Construction.

“We congratulate Erlang Solutions on winning the Academic/Business Collaboration Award as this year we saw a record number of entries eligible,” said Carole Barron, Director of Enterprise. “Erlang Solutions award entry with its strong business and academic partnerships was outstanding and really stood out from the strong competition.”

Francesco Cesarini, Technical Director and Co-Founder of Erlang Solutions, who was at the event commented, “Erlang Solutions success is due to reinvestment in research and development that delivers innovation. The Knowledge Transfer Partnerships Programme grants from the UK’s Technology Strategy Board have been instrumental in enabling us to punch above our weight. This has given us a competitive edge to speed up development and increase quality. We are delighted to be recognised by the University of Kent ICE Awards and are looking forward to similar success in the multicore, HPC and embedded markets with the recent awards from the EU FP7 and UK’s KTP programs as Erlang continues to grow as a technology academically as well as commercially.”


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Monday, July 4, 2011