IVO Software experts have been setting the text-to-speech technology standards for four years already. IVONA Text-to-Speech was awarded top grades for its quality at the international Blizzard Challenge Competition held in Edinburgh, Scotland. IVONA Text-to-Speech also won recognition at the SpeechTEK Labs Conference in New York, US.
The 57th New Technologies and Research Trade Fair Innova 2008 took place on November 13-15, 2008 in Brussels, the capital of the European Union. In the Eureka! innovations competition, held among exhibitors, the Pomeranian Region was represented by IVONA Text-to-Speech, a product of IVO Software. IVONA generated a great deal of interest among visitors and exhibitors, and also attracted the recognition of the jury, which awarded IVONA the bronze medal.
IVONA Text To Speech System, developed by IVO Software, received one of the highest scores for voice quality at the prestigious scientific event Blizzard Challenge 2007. Many of the best university centers in the world and companies involved in text-to-speech technologies took part in the Challenge.
IVONA TTS received the title of the “Top Pomeranian Product 2007”. Local authorities recognized Ivona as the best representative of the whole region. During the prize-giving ceremony everyone could visit a special IVO Software exhibit, where the new product - Expressivo text reader was presented. Marshal of the Pomeranian Voivodeship Mr. Jan Kozłowski stated: “Expressivo is able to compete with international products in its category.”
On the 15th of March, during a special ceremony at the Royal Castle in Warsaw, IVO Software received the CENT FOR FUTURE award. The competition, organized by “Polish Market” magazine in partnership with the Marshal of the Pomeranian Voivodeship, was held under the honorary patronage of the Minister of Economy and the Minister for Regional Development. IVONA TTS received a statue for being a “Product with a Future”.
IVO Software won a prize "Traveler Discovery of the Year 2006", awarded by National Geographic for creating IVONA TTS. This is the second victory for IVONA TTS after the prestigious Blizzard Challenge 2006 award.
IVONA TTS was nominated by its users - satisfiying our clients is our main purpose.
The founders of IVO Software Łukasz Osowski and Michał Kaszczuk received the title of "Entrepreneur of the Year 2006 Ernst & Young" in the “New Business" category for skillfully combining science with business. The jury decided to distinguish Ivo Software for creating a competitive technology and for the innovative attitude which is an example for other young Polish entrepreneurs.
IVO Software activities for supporting people who are blind and visually impaired were recognized at the International Remedial Fair in Łódź.
The jury awarded IVO Software for IVONA TTS Polish voices "Ewa" and "Jacek" in category: "Helping Resources for Disabled People".
IVONA Text-to-Speech, developed by IVO Software, was recognized by experts as the best!
The Blizzard Challenge competition was organized by one of the world's most famous university centres - the Carnegie Mellon University (US). The official results of this year’s challenge were announced during the world's biggest conference on text-to-speech - Interspeech 2006 held in Pittsburg, September 16-21, 2006.
Michał Kaszczuk and Łukasz Osowski, the founders of IVO Software were the winners of the first Polish edition of the Micro-entrepreneurship of the year 2005 competition which was organized by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Leopold Kronenberg Foundation (the Citigroup Foundation). The prize-winners were nominated by the Pomeranian Technology Science & Technology Park.