STA's article-tracking tool makes EU list of best innovations

Ljubljana, 29 July - An advanced article-tracking tool developed by the Slovenian Press Agency (STA) has made the European Commission's list of the best European innovations as part of the Innovation Radar platform.

Innovation Radar is a European Commission initiative to identify high potential innovations and innovators in the EU-funded research and innovation framework programmes.

The platform, available at the web address, features around 3,600 top innovations whose excellence and potential has been recognised by independent experts.

The goal is to present to European public technological and scientific achievements supported by the EU funds, while also making it easier to the authors of innovations in looking for new opportunities or partners.

As part of the innovation and research project Renoir, co-financed within the Horizon 2020 programme, the STA has developed a prototype solution for tracking of articles in cooperation with international partners.

The prototype has been upgraded into an independently operating web application, called NewsMapper, which is available at the web address

The application is based on artificial intelligence technology and allows a series of functionalities, including machine tracking of the use of articles on the internet and early detection of new topical stories, both in real time.

NewsMapper, with which the STA targets foreign markets, makes the work easier to journalists, editors and marketing and sales divisions of media outlets.

At the same time, it is also useful to business users from non-media industries who are interested in the movement of their press releases in the media space, and related advanced analyses.