Eight companies out of 24 shortlisted were awarded during the 7th edition of the MCA eBusiness Awards held at the Mediterranean Conference Centre on Wednesday.

The awards showcase some of the best solutions developed by locally-based ICT organisations which, among other attributes combine creativity, information technology, as well as business or social innovation.

The following are the winners on the night:

Vodafone Malta Foundation and Paulo Freire Institute with their App ‘Iċ-Ċavetta’, developed by BB Associates Ltd (Maltaserv), won the Best App category. This app is a Maltese literacy toolkit targeted at adults and youths facing social exclusion and employment challenges.

Mi-C3 won the award for the best B2B application with their ‘Affectli’ platform. Affectli is a revolutionary IoT contextual collaboration platform that supports the entire operational environment of organisations, people and things, including how these relate to those outside, and around the core: business; customers; vendors; suppliers; regulators and stakeholders.

Fablab Valletta received the award for Best eCommerce site (B2C) with their ‘FabValletta’ website developed by Growth Gurus. This website enables people to learn, invent and innovate in a collaborative and global network.

The Best eGovernment initiative went to Mater Dei Hospital for their CPASms developed by Cursor Ltd. CPASms is an electronic messaging system, which send out reminders about outpatients’ appointments via SMS.

Luxembourg Airport achieved the Best Use of Technology in Business Transformation Award, with their product developed by ICON. This allows travellers arriving and departing from Lux-Airport to plan their trips better, decide on the best choice in transportation to get to the airport and make the most of their time while at the airport.

The Best ICT Academic Project with an eBusiness Theme was won by Francesca Gauci, a University of Malta student, with her dissertation; ‘The Effect of Local News on the Maltese Stock Market: An Empirical Evaluation using Machine Learning,’ submitted to the Faculty of Economics, Management and Accountancy.

Altaro won the award for Best Tech Start-up. Altaro VM Backup is a hassle-free virtual machine backup software solution for Hyper-V and VMware.

And, finally, the Best Social Media Campaign (50% people’s choice) went to LovinMalta for their audacious and highly successful April Fools' campaign.

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