NFC Innovation Award Program

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. Submissions are judged by an independent panel of expert judges. Finalists and winners of the Award Program enjoy global visibility.

 2018 NFC INNOVATION AWARD PROGRAM

We are excited to announce the winners of the 2018 NFC Innovation Award Program — chosen by our distinguished panel of judges. Read the press release here.

Finalist Announcement for 2018 NFC Innovation Award Program

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Meet the 2018 Winners

1TrueID SRL

1TrueID SRL provides anti-counterfeiting and traceability solutions with the aim to become the first Internet Book of Things. Their solution is the first secure digital identity enabler distributed in a social blockchain environment using technologies like NFC. (Italy)

IoTize

IoTize SAS’s TapNLink Instant IoT for Embedded Systems uses NFC technology for on-site maintenance tasks connecting equipment to smartphone-based user interfaces. (France)Starting here, this content will be hidden so there is equal heights

eWATERpay

eWATERpay uses NFC technology to collect money and dispense water to create sustainable water systems in developing countries. (UK)Starting here, this content will be hidden so there is equal heights. They all need to be equal in this row

 2018 Finalists

Best In-Market Implementation

  • 1TrueID SRL provides anti-counterfeiting and traceability solutions with the aim to become the first Internet Book of Things. (Italy)
  • Creating Revolutions offers hotel and resort guests and employees a wide variety of services using smart and secure NFC technology. (US)
  • The Dynamic Tag ICs ST25DV-PWM from STMicroelectronics are innovative devices that leverage the flexibility of their NFC/RFID interface to bring enhanced capabilities to a traditional Tag IC. (France)

Best Emerging Concept

  • NFC technology from Haarnio Oy enables daily functions in apartments to be managed digitally with a large array of physical NFC-enabled design tags along with a state of the art management system. (Finland)
  • IoTize SAS’s TapNLink Instant IoT for Embedded Systems uses NFC technology for on-site maintenance tasks connecting equipment to smartphone-based user interfaces. (France)
  • The Dynamic Parts Authentication solution from Confidex and Sasken Technologies Ltd., uses NFC technology to help automotive manufacturers ensure that critical spare parts are genuine. (India)

NFC For Good

  • AUTOCYB’s automotive cybersecurity platform uses NFC technology to enhance vehicle and highway safety by protecting the security, integrity and authenticity of personal data in today’s electronics-intensive vehicles. (US)
  • eWaterpay uses NFC technology to collect money and dispense water to create sustainable water systems in developing countries. (UK)
  • Project-RAY’s RAYclick is an NFC-based, tactile keypad that enables visually impaired people to control their smartphones by touch. (US)