The NFC Innovation Awards recognize breakthrough products that showcase outstanding implementations and Most Innovative Uses of NFC. The free award program is open to member and non-member companies, or systems integrators, agencies, and media companies submitting on behalf of their clients.
2022 Innovation Award Winners
Every other year the NFC Forum rewards innovative products that implement NFC Forum technology. This year's Open Format looks to find new ideas that improve peoples' lives through contactless technology. Hardware, software, branding, embedded or integrated solutions are welcomed. The award program was open to member and non-member companies, or systems integrators, agencies, and media companies submitting on behalf of their clients.
Congratulations to the 2022 Innovation Award Winners for their "Most Innovative Use of NFC" solutions!
ASSA ABLOY Global Solutions and HID Global
Powered by NFC: How Blue Bite Helped eBay Usher in a Tech-Led Reimagination
In collaboration with eBay, Blue Bite introduced the Authenticity Guarantee, an innovative NFC-powered program that provides assurance of the authenticity of online purchases, including refurbished items, thereby dramatically improving the transaction experience for eBay consumers and sellers. Visit Blue Bite for more information.
Automated inventory solution
Centiloc has developed an automated inventory solution based on NFC. This helps companies to make their inventory by connecting their stock on shelves, in real time, to their ERP, WMS, PLM or MES. The system will give the complete list of products and their respective position at the cm level. This helps also to find products, thanks to a dynamic Pick to Light System. Learn more and visit Centiloc.
Commander S & Marshal app
Identiv's Spoken RX reads prescription labels aloud for the visually impaired
Spoken RX in an NFC enabled solution that provides accessibility for the visually impaired so that prescription medication information is read aloud to alleviate any confusion regarding medication patients are taking. CVS and the American Council for the Blind wanted to address the challenges visually impaired patients face. Due to size limitations, adding braille or increasing font size on pill bottles was challenging. Identiv’s RFID tag and proprietary Sporeader and encoding technology became the driver of this solution, known as Spoken RX.
2022 Innovation Award Finalists
Digital Temperature Indicator (DTI): an irreversible temperature label with visual and digital indication, integrated a passive RFID or NFC transponder
Kaiconn Passive NFC Logistics Solutions
Socket Mobile's S550 Mobile Wallet Reader for the App World
NFC Powered Paper Dataloggers (TempSense, ShockSense and HumiditySense)
In the complex global supply chain, masses of valuable products are lost during transport and storage. Traditional dataloggers procedures are made of plastics, metals and other hazardous materials. We developed a breakthrough, yet cost effective and sustainable solution for this large problem by creating 100% recyclable paper data loggers made from agricultural waste that can measure temperature (TempSense), shocks (ShockSense) and humidity (HumiditySense) and can present the data through NFC to anyone in the world with a smartphone, without the need for apps or other hardware. Our solution is taking datalogging to an entirely different level and making this process fully sustainable.
A smart solution for temperature monitoring in the safe transport of biological samples
Safe logistics in healthcare: When transporting biological samples or temperature sensitive pharmaceuticals, it is vital that the transport conditions remain within set guidelines (within temperature limits and time). From now on, this can be monitored with TubeSense®: Equipped with an accurate temperature sensor and Near Field Communication chip (NFC), the reusable TubeSense® temperature logger offers a smart solution for the logistics of both biomedical samples and temperature sensitive pharmaceuticals.
Special thank you to the 2022 Innovation Awards Judges
Ben Wood, Chief Analyst, CSS Insight
Ben has over 25 years’ experience in the mobile sector, most recently helping CCS Insight grow into a multimillion-pound business with a global team of highly respected analysts. As Chief Analyst, he oversees all CCS Insight’s research deliverables and leads initiatives such as the annual Predictions event. As CMO, he is focused on building brand awareness, marketing programmes and supporting the growth of the business. Previously he led a global team of analysts as Research VP at Gartner. Prior to that he was a director of Mobile Streams, and held positions at Lucent Technologies and Vodafone. He is proud of having been involved in the launch of SMS and cellular data at Vodafone. In 2021 he was ranked as one of the top five tech analysts in the US and Europe by Apollo Research. He is frequently quoted in publications such as the Financial Times and The Economist, and regularly appears on the BBC and other media outlets. Ben is the founder and co-curator of the Mobile Phone Museum, a non-profit initiative to safeguard a vast collection of mobile phones and support education about communications technology.
Julien Veuillet, CEO, WAKDEV, 2020 Innovation Award Winner
Julien Veuillet is the CEO of WAKDEV, an IT company specializing in NFC & mobile solutions. Above all else, he is an online developer inspired by new technologies and innovation. Julian created the popular app called NFC Tools, which is available on Android, iOS and PC/MAC. NFC Tools is a user focused app with a simple and intuitive interface which allows anyone to discover and experiment with NFC. In 2020, his app won two NFC Forum Innovation Awards: one for Best NFC Application on iOS and another for the best NFC Application on Android.
Pete Cunningham, Vice President, Product Portfolio Bullitt Group
Pete is a product leader focused on a user centric, research driven product management philosophy which has delivered unique, award-winning, products. As VP of Product at Bullitt Group, he leads the product group and has responsibility for the rugged propositions under both the Cat and Motorola brands which can be found in over 70 countries across the world. Prior to Bullitt, Pete was a highly respected Market Analyst and led the mobility research at Canalys where he provided insight and analysis to senior executives at the world’s largest technology companies.