NFC Forum Innovation Awards now open for submissions

nfc-forumThe NFC Forum has announced a call for entries for the NFC Forum Innovation Awards to recognize innovative Near Field Communications (NFC) products, services and applications worldwide.  

Companies and developers using NFC in new, disruptive and innovative ways can submit award entries showcasing their work for the chance to win in one of three award categories and participate in the NFC Forum’s Members Meeting Awards Reception on March 14, 2017 in Las Vegas.  Finalists receive two nights paid hotel room in Las Vegas, award trophy, global recognition and networking opportunities.  There is no cost to enter the competition, and the deadline for award submissions is January 11, 2017.

Examples of NFC Innovation areas include, but are not limited to, connected home, smart health, smart consumer, automotive, “NFC for Good,” Internet of Things, gaming, connected retail and transportation.  Award submissions should feature NFC modes including host card emulation and peer-to-peer use cases as well as read/write use cases based on NFC Forum tags.  Award categories are:

  • Most Innovative NFC Product, Service, or Implementation
  • Best Mobile App using NFC
  • Best NFC Startup

Entrants benefit from global media coverage, interest from industry leaders and venture capitalists, and the opportunity to share ideas and forge relationships with industry luminaries from the world’s leading mobile device, semiconductor, payment, consumer electronics manufacturers, and solution providers including Apple, DNP, Google, MasterCard, NXP Semiconductors, Samsung, Sony, STMicroelectronics, Qualcomm and VISA.

All entries will be reviewed and  judged and award winners are to be selected by an independent group of global industry professionals.  NFC Forum Innovation Award Winners and Finalists will receive their awards at the NFC Forum Members meeting Awards Reception at the Green Valley Ranch in Las Vegas, NV from 6 pm – 8 pm on March 14, 2017.

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