Academic entrepreneurs from France, Italy, Sweden and the United Kingdom were recognised in the second annual ACES awards, held at the Paris City Hall on 10 December. routeRANK was nominated for the Microsoft ICT Award, which rewards a successful ICT spin-off company based on ideas developed at universities and public research institutions in Europe. We are proud that routeRANK’s concept and innovative technology won the support of the outstanding panel. Congratulations to the French entrepreneur Jean-Christophe Baillie who won the award! His company Gostai has developed a platform that allows proprietary robots to use a single software.