About the Awards
The NFC Innovation Awards were created by the NFC Forum to recognize breakthrough products and start-ups and to raise awareness and exposure of the outstanding implementations of NFC in a wide range of industries.
The award program is open to member and non-member companies, or systems integrators, agencies, and media companies submitting on behalf of their clients. In its inaugural year of 2017, nine finalists were selected from over 90 entries and one first-place winner was chosen from each of three categories by a jury composed of global leaders and industry experts. Entries were judged on their innovation, commercial potential, and user experience, NFC impact, as well as on the quality of design and implementation.