15 Finalists Compete For Five Grand Prize Awards To Be Announced In September

WAKEFIELD, Mass., USA – August 25, 2020 – The NFC Forum announced today the 2020 NFC Forum Innovation Awards Program 15 finalists selected from 90 entries from around the world.   Five grand prize winners will be revealed live on September 30, 2020 during an online awards ceremony.  Register for the online award ceremony here and learn more about all the finalists and watch their videos here.  NXP Semiconductors is the Platinum Sponsor of the Innovation Awards as well as the sponsor of the Best NFC Application in the iOS Award Category.

The NFC Forum is the global standards-body for NFC technology.  NFC, one of the most prolific technologies in the world, is a standard feature on approximately three billion smartphones in use and is involved in the daily lives of billions of people.

2020 NFC Forum Innovation Awards Finalists

Innovation Award finalists by category:

Learn more about each company and their NFC Innovation Award entry here.

“The NFC Forum and its Innovation Awards Program showcases the convenience of NFC technology and how it empowers organizations to deliver secure, tap-based interactions with an intuitive, simplified, reliable experience to users around the globe,” said Koichi Tagawa, chair, NFC Forum.  “These finalists represent some very innovative uses of NFC in a variety of markets and applications.  A special thank you to our Platinum Sponsor NXP Semiconductors and to all who entered the award competition and best of luck to all the finalists.”

The NFC Forum Innovation Awards recognizes the development, deployment and use of state-of-the-art of NFC products, services and applications worldwide.  Entries were received from innovators around the world demonstrating the tremendous growth and interest in NFC technology and its use.  The entries were reviewed and voted on by a distinguished panel of judges.

About the NFC Forum

The NFC Forum was launched as a non-profit industry association in 2004 by leading mobile communications, semiconductor, and consumer electronics companies. The Forum’s mission is to advance the use of Near Field Communication technology by developing specifications, ensuring interoperability among devices and services, and educating the market about NFC technology. The Forum’s global member companies are currently developing specifications for a modular NFC device architecture, and protocols for interoperable data exchange and device-independent service delivery, device discovery and device capability. Only member companies can participate in the Forum’s certification program of NFC devices, readers and tags.  

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For further information:

Sinead Carthy, NFC Forum Public Relations
+1 914-217-9912
[email protected]


Bob Olson, NFC Forum Public Relations
+1 978-872-7120
[email protected]

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